Vote Health First is an awareness campaign, with a supporting website, created to help Canadians have their voices heard regarding important health care issues surrounding the 2019 federal elections and beyond. Click here to check it out: VoteHealthFirst.ca
Please join the Vote Health First letter writing campaign and let your local candidates know that it’s time for all political parties to prioritize the needs of patients, and announce their support for a comprehensive health care strategy that will help to keep people in Canada healthy.
Canadians are generally proud of our universal health care system, but it is clear more needs to be done.
Canadians continue to struggle to access the healthcare that they need.
Shockingly, some people are forced to sell everything to get proper cancer care in Canada.
It’s time for change.
Please feel free to add a few sentences to the customizable letter about your personal experience. Include who you are (e.g., a cancer survivor; a person living with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or another chronic health condition; a family member of a patient). Share a sentence about your personal experience(e.g., how long have you lived with your condition and is it treatable? Curable?) Add a sentence about why a strong health care system is important to you (e.g., you have trouble affording your treatment; the treatment you need is not covered by your public or private insurance; you are concerned about managing your condition, or your family member’s condition, as you or they get older).
Take Action Now: HealthFirstCanada.ca
iPolitics Through the Patients’ Eyes
On October 1, 2019, Save Your Skin Foundation, Myeloma Canada, Canadian Psoriasis Network and CONECTed sponsored and participated in this “clutch conversation” on Canada’s health care policy through the patient’s eyes. This event was hosted by iPolitics. The moderated panel discussion was followed by an audience Q & A. People came in person to the iPolitics offices in Ottawa and joined virtually.
To view the recording of this event and others, please CLICK HERE