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Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians
Mon, 23 January 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST
THE RETURN TO RELATIONSHIPS: Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians
Dr. Danielle Martin is a practicing family doctor, a hospital administrator, and a national media commentator on the health issues that hit closest to home for many Canadian families. A passionate believer in the value of fairness that underpins the Canadian health care system, Dr. Martin is on a mission to improve Medicare in ways that will benefit all of us. Join us on Monday Jan 23, 2017 date at 7:00pm to hear about the three relationships for health that underpin high-performing health care systems around the world, and other big ideas to make health care in Canada better, now. Dr. Martin also has an upcoming book that expands on these ideas, Better Now, to be released by Penguin Random House in January, 2017 – just days before her visit to Vancouver. You can read more about the book and her ideas at www.6bigideas.ca
Date: Monday Jan 23, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Doors open to the public at 7:00pm, event begins at 7:30pm)
Location: SFU Segal Building (500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC)
Dr. Danielle Martin MD, CCFP, FCFP, MPP
Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions & Senior Fellow, WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
Danielle Martin is a family doctor and national media commentator on the health issues that hit closest to home for many Canadian families. She practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) where she is also the Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions. At the University of Toronto, Danielle is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the School of Public Policy and Governance.
Author of Better Now: 6 Big Ideas to Improve the Health of all Canadians from Penguin Random House Canada, Danielle talks about opportunities for change that do not simply involve more spending. She continues to be a strong advocate for removing barriers to care and improving equity across Canada.
Danielle's policy expertise and passion for equity have made her an emerging leader in the debate over the future of Canada's health-care system. She holds a Masters of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. In 2006, her first year in practice, she helped launch Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the voice for Canadian physicians who believe in "a high quality, equitable, sustainable health system built on the best available evidence as the highest expression of Canadians caring for one another." She chaired the board of CDM until May 2013, the year that she was also listed on the Toronto Star’s top “13 People to Watch” list.
Danielle appears regularly as a medical contributor on CBC’s The National, is a columnist for Châtelaine Magazine and an in-demand speaker on a variety of health and health care topics nationally. For more information on her upcoming book and profile, visit: www.6bigideas.ca.