Author: Aqsa Malik
Release Date: May 22, 2013
This paper was prepared as background material for the Canada 2020 event ‘Confronting the crisis in public health’ on May 28, 2013 in Ottawa, Canada. It was written by Aqsa Malik, who is finishing her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia’s Brain Research Centre. The Foreword was written by Diana Carney, Canada 2020’s Vice President, Research, who was also the editor.
It is our conviction at Canada 2020 that there is and should be a role for the federal government in assuring the health of Canadians. While the provinces work on the mechanics of healthcare delivery, is there scope for the federal government to provide true leadership around public health issues, both to ease the financial burden on health systems and increase Canadians’ quality of life?
This paper joins other research and commentary written for our Securing the Health System for the Future policy stream, one of five areas of work that comprise the Canada We Want in 2020 project.