Media Advisory – Health Council of Canada to release progress report on health care renewal in Canada

Toronto, May 28, 2012 –

What: Federal, provincial and territorial governments continue to make efforts to reform our health system. The Health Council of Canada reports on the progress they have made. Council Chair, Dr. Jack Kitts, will reveal Canada’s current status on home and community care, health human resources, telehealth, access to care in the North, and health indicators.

Progress Report 2012: Health care renewal in Canada, the Health Council of Canada’s newest report coming June 4, 2012 will inform Canadians of what governments are doing to fulfill the commitments made, and what results have been achieved to date.

Interview opportunities are available following the presentation.When: June 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Where: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8

Who: Dr. Jack Kitts, Chair, Health Council of Canada
John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada

About the Health Council of Canada

Created by the 2003 First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal, the Health Council of Canada is an independent national agency that reports on the progress of health care renewal. The Council provides a system-wide perspective on health care reform in Canada, and disseminates information on best practices and innovation across the country. The Councillors are appointed by the participating provincial and territorial governments and the Government of Canada.

To read comments from guest bloggers and other health industry leaders, or to download the full report (on June 4) visit:

For further information:

or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Yeena Peng, Manager, Media Relations, Health Council of Canada
[email protected], O: 416-480-7100, C: 416-407-2635

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