Dr. Danielle Martin to speak about leveraging the “Medicare Advantage” at Kingston City Hall
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.”
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.
Women’s College Hospital
For more than 100 years Women’s College Hospital (WCH) has been developing revolutionary advances in healthcare. Today, WCH is a world leader in the health of women and Canada’s leading, academic ambulatory hospital. A champion of health equity, WCH advocates for the health of all women from diverse cultures and backgrounds and ensures their needs are reflected in the care they receive. It focuses on delivering innovative solutions that address Canada’s most pressing issues related to population health, patient experience and system costs. The WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) is developing new, scalable models of care that deliver improved outcomes for patients and sustainable solutions for the health system as a whole.
Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) is tackling some of the greatest health challenges of our time. Its scientists are conducting global research that advances the health of women and improves healthcare options for all, and are then translating those discoveries to provide much-needed improvements in healthcare worldwide.