“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” Doug Larson
The Impact of Smoking, Alcohol, Diet and Physical Inactivity and Stress on Life Expectancy.
The end of efficiency – will appropriate care become the new system of rationing hospital services? . . . reflections from Rick Janson, the OPSEU blogger after attending this last week’s Breakfast with the Chiefs.
Off the Cuff
- Pediatricians are trained to find the root cause of a child's health condition, thus allowing them to initiate treatment. But what if the root cause is poverty? Healthcare Quarterly, September 2008
- Why is it that Finland, Sweden and Denmark have almost wiped out child poverty, and we have not? Essay, November 2010
- Benefits rise sharply with income, from $102 per person below the poverty line to $1,177 for those in the highest income class. The private insurance system thus provides a highly regressive form of public benefit, serving significantly to reduce the overall progressivity of the public financing programs. It reduces the transfer of income "from people who have earned it ... to people who haven't," in Conrad Black's memorable, if gratuitously pejorative, description. Healthcare Policy, February 2009.
- ... living in poverty, using and abusing substances, and belonging to a non-dominant race could be, on their own, targets of stigma, prejudice and discrimination. Healthcare Policy, November 2011.
Last week in Canadian Health History
June 8, 2005: Legislation passed - smoking banned in all indoor places and workplaces in Ontario, effective June 2006.
June 9, 1832: Asian Cholera found in Quebec.
June 9, 2005: Supreme Court of Canada votes against Quebec law banning private insurance for services covered under medicare. Quebec and Ottawa ask for 18 month delay, Supreme Court delays judgement for 12 months.
June 10, 1832: Asian Cholera official outbreak in Montreal.
June 14, 1617: Canada’s first doctor, Louis Hébert with his family arrives in Tadoussac, Quebec.
June 14, 1832: Newspaper La Minerve urges public to strictly follow regulations of the Board of Health due to turmoil of Cholera outbreak.
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Another season of Breakfast with the Chiefs has come to an end. Longwoods would like to thank all of our speakers, sponsors and you for making this series what it is.
Here is a recap of all the lectures from the 2013/2014 series:
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5 former Deputy Ministers shared an evening with Richard Alvarez recently. Hear Richard speak at Breakfast with the Chiefs.
September 11, 8:00AM, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON.
Timothy Caulfield and Dr. Danielle Martin discuss Healthcare Zombies: What keeps them Walking?
Oct 22, 8:00AM, St. Michael's Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
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- June 18, 2014: Webinar, Managing Multimorbidities: An Integrated and Collaborative Care Approach
- June 19, 2014: Webinar. IHSPR Policy Rounds-Knowledge Translation Tools: EIHR Portal
- July 18, 2014: Toronto, ON. IDEAS Advanced Learning Program
- August 6-8, 2014: Vancouver, BC. International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
- September 23-24, 2014: Toronto, ON. 2nd National Forum on Patient Experience
- September 29-30, 2014: Toronto, ON. National Interprofessional Healthcare Conference
- October 8-9, 2014: Vancouver, BC. IHI’s Driving Quality, Lowering Costs 2014
- October 15-16, 2014: Toronto, ON. AFHTO 2014 Conference “In Partnership with Patients: True Integration of Care”
- October 23-25, 2014: Toronto, ON. The International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)
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- Steven Harrison to Chief Operating Officer at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
- Jenny Moloney to Quality Leader, Haematology, Oncology, BMT, SickKids, Toronto, ON
- Dr. David Kaplan to Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
- Dr. Mark Swain to Head, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
- Alain Champagne to President, McKesson Canada, St-Laurent, QC
- Nick Loporcaro to President for McKesson Specialty Health, St-Laurent, QC
- Paula Keays to Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Distribution and Operations, McKesson Canada, St-Laurent, QC
- Sam Sebastian to President and CEO Google Canada, Toronto, ON
- Member Services Manager - Medbuy Corporation, London, ON
- Director of Client Services and Manager of Client Services - Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, Toronto, ON
- Client Services Director - The London InterCommunity Health Centre, London, ON
- Manager, Quality Improvement Framework and Accreditation - Canadian Hearing Society, Toronto, ON
- Chief Executive Officer - Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, Toronto, ON
- Executive Director - Yukon Registered Nurses Association, Whitehorse, YK
- Executive Director - The Jean Tweed Centre, Toronto, ON
- And, lots of Nurse positions in Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, and Ontario
- Plus many more healthcare positions here