Government Submissions - 2006
Leveraging our Investments in Health and Health Research...Drivers of Sustained Prosperity: Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
Given the focus of the Association's membership, we believe that there are several areas where there is a "comparative health policy advantage" where the federal government has a significant and natural role in improving the health and health care of Canadians, and also to continue to position Canada as a global leader when it comes to harnessing the full economic and social dividends that come from investing in research, innovation and commercialization.
In the view of the Association, to do so requires clear leadership, strong stewardship and collaborative partnership. Based on the recommendations offered in this Brief, ACAHO strongly believes that the federal government can play a vibrant and legitimate role in shaping the future health and economic landscape of this country. Underpinning these recommendations is the importance of celebrating excellence while remaining fully accountable for our actions.
Aligning Federal Priorities With Public Investments...Maximizing the Performance of Canada's Health System: Submission to the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance
ACAHO believes that it has a unique perspective and fundamental role - not to mention contribution - to bring to the deliberations of The Minister of Finance as you prepare the government's 2006 Budget.
Given the range of policy challenges that are before us, the Brief focuses on four strategic areas that are critical to the future of health and health care in Canada:
1. Timely Access to Care and Capacity Building
2. Canada's Health Research Enterprise
3. Strengthening Public Health Capacity, and
4. Aligning Tax Policy with Health Policy Objectives