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's The National, where she unpacks the latest in cancer research to physician assisted dying, Danielle is a strong advocate for removing barriers to care. In 2013, she helped found 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.
Public Policy Forum
Jan 18 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Vancouver Division of Family Practice
Jan 23 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Jan 26 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Feb 2 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
O'Brien Institute for Public Health
Feb 8 | 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Institute of Health Economics and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
Feb 9 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Feb 16 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Roxy Theatre
Feb 16 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
New Brunswick Medical Society
IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority
Feb 23 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Breakfast with the Chiefs
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