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Universal Access to Healthcare: Tackling the Unique Callenges of Canadians with Disabilities as Seniors Population Rises

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Public and health professionals agree: Canada needs patient-centered care
Consensus is often hard to come by in these binary times, but there is a health care issue on which both the general Canadian public and health professionals agree: the need for patient-centred care.
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2017: A year in review
In a year when Canada passed a demographic milestone, Canadian supporters of improved care for seniors made their voices heard loud and clear. Combined, these events made 2017 a year to remember.
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Small space. Big idea.
With the cost of seniors residences rising and wait-lists for long-term facilities growing longer, an Ottawa-based company has turned an old concept into a new alternative.
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Social Equity and Increasing Productivity

CMA’s 2018 pre-budget brief provides key recommendations to help improve the productivity and effectiveness of the health care system for Canadians across the country.
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Canada’s 40,000 Indigenous seniors face particular challenges

Critics say that Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit Canadians over age 65 are paying for the lack of collaborative problem-solving between government departments and agencies.
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Conservative Party leadership candidates and the future of health care

The Conservative Party of Canada members will elect a new leader on May 27. Who are the leadership candidates focused on Canada’s health and seniors care priorities?
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Groundhog Day-type discussions have to stop, says CMA

Canada needs urgent political leadership to ensure our health care system evolves to meet the needs of our aging population.
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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors

Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) Ministers Responsible for Seniors met today in Vancouver to discuss key issues related to seniors that matter to all Canadians such as caregiver readiness and social inclusion.
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Toronto Star endorses CMA Vision for Health Accord that includes Seniors Plan

One of Canada’s leading daily newspapers has taken a public stand in favour of the Canadian Medical Association’s proposal for the next Health Accord.
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MP Andrew Leslie hosted a roundtable with residents of his riding

With a new Health Accord to be negotiated by the federal, provincial and territorial governments, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has been encouraging MPs to meet with their constituents in order to discuss the importance of including seniors care in this agreement.
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CMA Releases 16th Annual National Report Card on Health Care

The CMA’s 16th Annual National Report Card on Health Care focused on solutions to address the health care needs of Canada’s aging population that could be included in the soon-to-be negotiated Health Accord between the federal, provincial and territorial governments.
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One Voice for Seniors Care

The most effective advocacy tactic is also the simplest: many voices speaking as one, delivering the same message.
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Better Health is Possible for Canada

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) – backed by our over 83,000 physician members and our 35,000 Demand a Plan public supporters – agrees and now is the time to act.
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Atlantic premiers want more money to look after aging populations

Atlantic premiers have teamed up to call for a Health Accord that takes into account their aging populations — the oldest in the country.
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Better home care likely the key to better health care for all

Every day, physicians see first-hand the inefficiencies of a broken system trying to support our elderly. It’s commonplace for doctors to assign patients to gurneys in the hallway because hospitals are over capacity by mid-morning.
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President of CMA weighs in on Ministerial Mandate letter

Canada’s physicians are glad to see health care back on the federal to-do list with the release Friday of mandate letters from the Prime Minister to his ministers.
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