Health Council of Canada
The Health Council publishes reports and background papers as part of our mandate to report on the progress of health care renewal in Canada. Our work focuses on the priority areas of the 2003 First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal and the 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care.
The Health Council reports on the following accord and related themes:
- Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health
- Chronic Disease Management
- Health Human Resources
- Health Indicators
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Public Health
- Home and Continuing Care
- Information Technology and Electronic Health Records
- Pharmaceuticals Management
- Primary Health Care
- Quality and Patient Safety
- Wait Times
Funded by Health Canada, the Health Council operates as an independent nonprofit agency, with members of the corporation being the ministers of health of the participating jurisdictions.
Participating jurisdictions include British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the federal government. They in turn appoint Councillors with expertise and experience in the health system across a wide variety of disciplines to the Health Council of Canada. Currently there are thirteen Councillors, with one ex-officio.
Supporting the work of the Health Council of Canada is a secretariat located in Toronto.
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Understanding Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Video Series Primer (released November 2012)
The Health Council of Canada has developed a series of videos to provide an overview of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in Canada through the eyes of those who design, disseminate, and use them. CPGs are evidence-based recommendations that help health care professionals make better clinical decisions. When designed and used properly, CPGs can play an important role in the Canadian health care system. These videos are meant to offer greater insight into what CPGs are, how they are used, how they are disseminated and implemented, and what impact they can have.
A Citizen’s Guide to Health Indicators (released January 2011)
For individuals with an interest in health care and how to use health information, this resource provides an introduction to health indicators, what they are, where they come from, and how they can influence health care decisions and policies.
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