What is Patient Advocacy?

Advocacy is a process by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy can include many activities including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or government relations and meetings. Lobbying (often by lobby groups) is a form of advocacy where a direct approach is made to legislators on an issue which plays a significant role in modern politics.

If you’d like a general overview of patient advocacy, download our 2016 advocacy outline by clicking here.

Click the following for links to:

 

Advocacy work done by Save Your Skin Foundation Nov-2016 to Dec-2017

 

What is a Patient Advocate?

 

Bringing Advocacy to Canadian Melanoma Patients

 

Glossary of Terms from CADTH – Canadian Healthcare System – Who is Who?

 

CAPCA fact sheet from CONECTed

 

“Who Are You Surviving For” Program – Write a letter to your Representative!

 

Drug Pricing Policy Summit and preparatory Webinars

 

International Advocacy for Patient Access to Treatment A³ ~ ADVOCACY: ACCESS IN ACTION 

May 2017 – Save Your Skin Foundation introduced in the House of Commons, Ottawa, Canada. Kathy Barnard with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health Joël Lightbound , Official Opposition Critic for Health Dr. Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament Mark Warawa.

“Who Are You Surviving For” Program: Write to your MLA/MPP and Health Minister

 

We urge you to consider writing to your Federal Health Minister and we have included a template letter for you to download and use.

We also urge you to write to your local government representative to convey a similar request for support. We have also included this template letter, as well as links to each Province’s contacts, making it easy to find out who your local representatives are.

 

Government MPs, MLAs and Health Ministers by Province/Territory:

Nova Scotia:

MPs: https://goo.gl/aBBm8I
MLAs: https://goo.gl/xddPzX

Health Minister: Hon. Leo Glavine – https://goo.gl/Pa3wqk

 

New Brunswick:

MPs: https://goo.gl/vH3Qq2

MLAs: https://goo.gl/dxsCu4

Health Minister: Hon. Victor Boudreau – https://goo.gl/O3s3TN

 

Prince Edward Island:

MPs: https://goo.gl/FXY4hn

MLAs: https://goo.gl/97r3sm

Health Minister: Hon. Robert Henderson – https://goo.gl/qaUbMr

 

Newfoundland and Labrador:

MPs: https://goo.gl/yyy83O

MLAs: https://goo.gl/0aRlmF

Health Minister: Hon. Dr. Robert Haggie – https://goo.gl/HVP8Jy

 

Quebec:

MPs: https://goo.gl/0WH2uQ

MNAs: https://goo.gl/IFo1dX

Health Minister: Hon. Gaetan Barrette: https://goo.gl/5xEqyq

 

Ontario:

MPs:  https://goo.gl/n7GhLs

MPPs: https://goo.gl/FEtbm6

Health Minister:  Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins – https://goo.gl/N0UyKi

 

Manitoba:

MPs: https://goo.gl/ckbM9D

MLAs: https://goo.gl/D6t2a9

Health Minister: Hon. Kelvin Goertzen – https://goo.gl/IUF3q

Saskatchewan:

MPs: https://goo.gl/Bfg7eK

MLAs: https://goo.gl/rmR93l

Health Minister:  Hon. Jim Reiter – https://goo.gl/PI1qa6

 

Alberta:

MPs: https://goo.gl/Xxgwgt

MLAs: https://goo.gl/A2jFkJ

Health Minister: Hon. Sarah Hoffman – https://goo.gl/HpcR9P

 

British Columbia:

MPs: https://goo.gl/BKUEDE

MLAs: https://goo.gl/njCN7h

Health Minister: Hon. Terry Lake – https://goo.gl/48R24C

 

Yukon
MP: https://goo.gl/idFVSU

MLAs: TBA pending formation of new Assembly

Health Minister: TBA pending formation of new Cabinet

 

Northwest Territories:

MP: https://goo.gl/4Jb7YD

MLAs: https://goo.gl/Uswwlu

Health Minister: Hon. Glen Abernethy – https://goo.gl/AZISYv

 

Nunavut:

MP: https://goo.gl/bDOMIu

MLAs: https://goo.gl/6C90Pr

Minister of Health: Hon. George Hickes – https://goo.gl/gjbEVp

 

Canada:
Minister of Health:

Hon. Dr. Jane Philpott – https://goo.gl/MB1XtI (MP)  https://goo.gl/JAghEq (Ministry)

Together we can make a difference

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