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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
Tom Closson
Former President & CEO, Ontario Hospital Association; President and CEO, Tom Closson Consulting
Dr. Brian Postl
Dr. Brian Postl
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Members

William Charnetski
William Charnetski
Chief Health Innovation Strategist for Ontario
Candace Chartier
Candace Chartier
CEO, Ontario Long Term Care Association
Denise Cloutier
Denise Cloutier
Directrice Nationale, Politiques Santé & Économiques, Pfizer Canada
Janet Davidson
Janet Davidson
Senior Fellow, C.D. Howe Institute; Former Deputy Minister, Alberta Health
David Dodge
Former Governor, Bank of Canada; Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP
Will Falk
Executive-in-Residence, Think Research

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