Health Reform

Stepping It Up: Moving the Focus from Health Care in Canada to a Healthier Canada

A Healthier Canada is not just the Responsibility of Health Ministries

Online Resources Related to Feature Article 665, Generic Drug Pricing in Canada

Canada’s First Ministers established the Health Council of Canada in the 2003 Accord on Health Care Renewal and enhanced its role in the 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care. The Health Council reports on the progress of health care renewal, on the health status of Canadians, and on the health outcomes of our system. Its goal is to provide a system-wide perspective on health care reform for the Canadian public, with particular attention to accountability and transparency.

Generic drug pricing in Canada

I What are generic drugs?
II Why are generic drugs an issue now?
III Six critical factors
IV How can we fix this?

Submitted by John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada

I What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is a drug which is produced and distributed without patent protection. These drugs have the same medicinal ingredients as the original brand-name products, but may contain different non-medicinal ingredients.  

Health Equity Survey: A Request to Share Knowledge, Experience and Expertise

This survey, funded by Echo:  Improving Women’s Health in Ontario is part of a project called “Making Gender-Based and Equity-Assisting Frameworks Accessible: Knowledge Translation Strategies for Ontario's Healthcare Professionals”. Please take 15 minutes and fill it out.  

Financial Analyst, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario

Deadline July 10, 2009

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

New Report: Senate Subcommittee on Population Health

The Senate Subcommittee on Population Health released its final report, which focuses on health disparities: A Healthy, Productive Canada: A Determinant Of Health Approach.

From the news release:


Type of Resource: Newsletter
Source: Available to members of OPHA only
Author: Ontario Public Health Association

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