As a family doctor, Dr. Danielle Martin sees the cracks and challenges in our health care system every day. A passionate believer in the value of fairness that underpins the Canadian health care system, Dr. Martin is on a mission to improve Medicare in ways that will benefit us all. In Better Now, she shows how bold fixes are both achievable and affordable. Her patients’ stories and her own family’s experiences illustrate the evidence she brings together about what works best to improve health care for all.
Big Idea 1: THE RETURN TO RELATIONSHIPS: Ensure relationship-based primary health care for every Canadian
Big Idea 2: A NATION WITH A DRUG PROBLEM: Bring prescription drugs under Medicare
Big Idea 3: DON’T JUST DO SOMETHING, STAND THERE: Reduce unnecessary tests and interventions
Big Idea 4: DOING MORE WITH LESS: Reorganize health care delivery to reduce wait times and improve quality
Big Idea 5: BASIC INCOME FOR BASIC HEALTH: Implement a basic income guarantee
Big Idea 6: THE ANATOMY OF CHANGE: Scale up successful solutions across the country.
Danielle Martin is a family doctor and national media commentator on the health issues that hit closest to home for many Canadian families. She practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women's College Hospital where she is also the Vice-President of Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions.
In 2013, Danielle was named one of the Toronto Star's top "13 People to Watch" – and watch they have. Appearing regularly on CBC National News, she unpacks all the latest health research to inform national perspectives. A strong advocate for removing barriers to care, in 2013 she co-founded the WCH Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care – a real-world solutions engine dedicated to solving the health gaps in our system.
Known for her debate on the merits of the Canadian vs. American health systems, she continues to defend and define the ways that we can make our healthcare system even more worthy of our immense national pride.
The Centre on Aging & Health's Annual Distinguished Lecture
March 1 I 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Health Centre's Book Club & Facebook Live
March 19 I 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Stratford Public Library's Community Dialogue Series (Stratford Campus)
Mar 27 I 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa's Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics '2nd Annual Health Law Day Conference'
Apr 6 I 4:45 - 6:20 p.m.
The Lown Institute's 'Lown 2018: Breaking the Cycle of High Cost & Low Value Care: America's Next Health System'
Apr 9 I 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Canadian Labour Congress
Apr 17 I 6:45 - 7:00 p.m.
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