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Waiting for Pharmacare: navigating access to prescription medication, CRICH

Toronto, Ontario
March 1, 2016

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 240, 209 Victoria Street, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

As we wait for pharmacare, large numbers of people cannot access prescription medication. In this session, speakers offer guidance around navigating the patchwork of programs and options available in Ontario to help access prescription medications. We will also explore what health care providers, frontline workers and individuals can do to promote policy change. We will leave time for discussion so people can share experiences with accessing prescription medication.

Presented by the Centre Talks committee of the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital and the St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team.

Speakers:

  • Karen Tomlinson is an Income Security Health Promoter with the St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team.
  • Jon Hunchuck is a Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner with the St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team.
  • Nav Persaud is a scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital and a staff physician at the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

To register and for more information visit http://www.stmichaelshospital.com/crich/events/waiting-for-pharmacare/. Please note, space is limited.

The ‘Centre Talks’ committee from the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital will be exploring some issues related to health and wellbeing relevant to consider during the first months of the new federal government’s mandate. For additional events associated with CRICH, please see http://www.stmichaelshospital.com/crich/events/.