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Dr. Danielle Martin to speak about leveraging the “Medicare Advantage” at Kingston City Hall

With the next federal election looming, voters must demand that leaders have a clear vision for improving the health all Canadians, urges Dr. Danielle Martin, vice-president of medical affairs and health system solutions at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.

May 6, 2015  |  Download Release

With the next federal election looming, voters must demand that leaders have a clear vision for improving the health all Canadians, urges Dr. Danielle Martin, vice-president of medical affairs and health system solutions at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.

Dr. Martin will be speaking at Kingston City Hall on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. In her talk, entitled Creating a healthy Canada: An agenda for today…and tomorrow, Dr. Martin will address how providing a basic income for all Canadians and expanding universal health insurance to include prescription medications are necessary for building a healthier Canada.

“It’s time to shift how we think about health and healthcare,” says Dr. Martin. “We need to leverage what I call the ‘Medicare Advantage’ – that is, we need to introduce innovative policies so that we can provide comprehensive coverage, while reducing costs to the public.”

EVENT: Creating a healthy Canada: An agenda for today…and tomorrow

DATE: Wednesday, May 13th

TIME: 7:00 pm.

LOCATION: Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Kingston Community Health Centres is pleased to co-sponsor Dr. Martin’s talk together with the Queen’s School of Business Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Basic Income Canada Network, Addiction & Mental Health Services - Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington, Ontario Medical Association and Women’s College Hospital.

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Dr. Danielle Martin

A leader in the debate over the future of Canada's healthcare system, Dr. Martin is vice-president of medical affairs and health system solutions at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Martin’s accomplishments include: contributing to the launch of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, receiving the Canadian Medical Association Award for Young Leaders and sitting two terms on the Health Council of Canada. She was also named by the Toronto Star in its list of the 13 People to Watch in 2013.

Kingston Community Health Centres

Kingston Community Health Centres is a multi-service, multi-site accredited organization. Based in Kingston and Napanee, our many programs and services support all aspects of health through all stages of life. Our Mission: To Care. To Respond. To Build Community.

Women’s College Hospital

Women’s College Hospital is advancing the health of women and improving healthcare options for all by delivering innovative models of ambulatory care. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, the hospital is Canada’s leading academic, ambulatory hospital and a world leader in women’s health. With more than 800 physicians, nurses and health professionals, the hospital offers a range of specialized clinics and programs that are bridging the gaps in the health system.

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