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St John the Evangelist154 Somerset Street West
7:00pm

Health for All

With Jane Philpott
Hosted by Paul Wells

Health for All

With Jane Philpott
Hosted by Paul Wells
9
Tuesday
Apr
7:00pm
St John the Evangelist
154 Somerset Street West
JANE PHILPOTT - Photo by Liz Cooper

Join us for a conversation between Paul Wells and Jane Phillpot, one of Canada's most respected and high-profile health professionals (and former federal Minister of Health), about her new book, Health for All: A Doctor's Prescription for a Healthier Canada . 

 

Jane Philpott has spent her life learning what makes people sick and what keeps people well. She has witnessed miracles in modern medicine. She has also watched children die of starvation in a world that has plenty of food. With Health for All, she sounds a clarion call for a radical disruption in a health care system that is broken—but not beyond repair. The vision is rooted in a deep-seated commitment to health equity.

 

More than six million people have no family doctor, nor any other access to primary care. Emergency rooms are routinely closed. Exhausted health workers wonder if it will ever get better. Some say we should hand health care over to the private sector. But to abandon our commitment to publicly funded health care now would only lead to more expensive and less equitable care. Philpott outlines a different solution—an ambitious, once-in-a-generation reset of health systems with universal access to primary care teams.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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