Canada’s healthcare systems are under increasing pressure: a rapidly aging population, new demands for services, fiscal challenges, and awkward interfaces between publicly and privately funded services are among the challenges to which Canadians must adapt. Sound research and advice from independent sources will be integral to achieving desirable policy outcomes. The C.D. Howe Institute’s Healthcare Policy Initiative is a four-year program to produce research, analysis and events to raise the level of debate around Canadian healthcare and to help motivate policy improvements. The program will address critical issues such as: international lessons on financing and incentives; defining the services provided under public plans; incentives and funding arrangements for hospitals and healthcare providers; federal and provincial policy on pharmaceuticals; options for primary-care reform; access and quality of care. As with all the Institute’s work, the program aims to provide research that is rigorous, evidence-based, and peer-reviewed, recommendations that are relevant, constructive, and timely, and communications that are clear, authoritative and practical.

Co-Chairs

Tom Closson

Principal, Tom Closson Consulting; Former President & CEO, Ontario Hospital Association
Dr. Brian Postl

Dr. Brian Postl

Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Members

Logan Caragata

Logan Caragata

Director, Federal Governement Affairs, Hoffmann-La Roche Limited
Vito Ciciretto

Vito Ciciretto

President & CEO, Dynacare
Janet Davidson

Janet Davidson

Health Care Consultant
David Dodge

Former Governor, Bank of Canada; Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP

Chris Donnelly

VP & Counsel, Industry, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Manulife Financial

Donna Duncan

Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Long-Term Care Association
Will Falk

Senior Fellow, C.D. Howe Institute; Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Innovation Fellow, WIHV
Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank

President, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.
Neil Fraser

Neil Fraser

President, Medtronic of Canada Ltd.

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