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Médecins québecois pour le régime public

Médecins québecois pour le régime public est un regroupement de médecins de diverses régions du Québec : généralistes, spécialistes, médecins de santé publique, universitaires et médecins en formation. MQRP revendique l'application intégrale de la Loi canadienne sur la santé, l'inscription de ses principes dans les lois québécoises et l'extension de la couverture à tous les soins et services médicalement nécessaires.

Website: http://mqrp.qc.ca/

Health Nexus

At Health Nexus we envision a future where health inequities are reduced and the health of our communities is improved through collective commitment, action and innovation.For 25 years we have been enabling communities to promote health—in Ontario and beyond. We do this by assisting organizations and individuals, at little or no cost, to develop and implement prevention and health promotion strategies that aim to enhance well-being and reduce demand on the health care and social service systems.

Website: http://www.healthnexus.ca/

Canadian Health Coalition

The Canadian Health Coalition is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and expanding Canada’s public health system for the benefit of all Canadians. The CHC was founded in 1979 at the Canadian Labour Congress-sponsored S.O.S. Medicare conference attended by Tommy Douglas, Justice Emmett Hall and Monique Begin. The coalition includes organizations representing seniors, women, churches, nurses, health care workers and anti-poverty activists from across Canada.

Website: http://www.healthcoalition.ca/

British Columbia Health Coalition

The BC Health Coalition champions the protection and expansion of a universal public health care system. We believe: 1. Health care is a right - everyone must have the right to high quality, responsive and appropriate health care which is publicly funded, publicly accountable and publicly controlled. 2. Access to health care must be equitable - regardless of an individual's income, level of ability, age, cultural heritage, sex, sexual orientation or geographical location. 3. Issues that are basic to good health must be addressed - food, education, income, housing, social support and personal safety determine an individual's ability to achieve and maintain good health.

Website: http://www.bchealthcoalition.ca/content/view/1/82/

Ontario Health Coalition

The Ontario Health Coalition is a network of over 400 grassroots community organizations representing virtually all areas of Ontario. Our primary goal is to empower the members of our constituent organizations to become actively engaged in the making of public policy on matters related to health care and healthy communities. To this end, we seek to provide to member organizations and the broader public ongoing information about their health care system and its programs and services. Through public education and support for public debate, we contribute to the maintenance and extension of a system of checks and balances that is essential to good decision-making. We are an extremely collaborative organization, actively working with others to share resources and information. We are a non-partisan group committed to maintaining and enhancing our publicly-funded, publicly-administered health care system. We work to honour and strengthen the principles of the Canada Health Act.

Website: http://www.web.net/ohc/

Nurses for Medicare

Nurses for Medicare is a grassroots initiative to engage nurses in advocating for the sustainability of the Canadian health system.White Space Our goal is to promote publicly funded, not-for-profit health care in Canada. We believe this is true patient advocacy. We are seeking:a moratorium on for-profit expansion of the health system;expansion of publicly funded, not-for-profit care (e.g., pharmacare, home care); and enforcement of the Canada Health Act.

Website: http://www.nursesformedicare.ca/about/default_e.aspx

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

Protecting the health of patients and our public health system, promoting nurses and the nursing profession at the national level - and doing it effectively - is the job of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions.

Website: http://www.nursesunions.ca/

The Health Council of Canada

The Health Council of Canada fosters accountability and transparency by assessing progress in improving the quality, effectiveness and sustainability of the health care system. Through insightful monitoring, public reporting and facilitating informed discussion, the Council shines a light on what helps or hinders health care renewal and the well-being of Canadians.

Website: http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/splash.htm

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

For more than a decade, the Foundation has brought researchers and decision makers together to create and apply knowledge to improve health services for Canadians. The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, established with endowed funds from the federal government and its agencies, and incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act.

Website: http://www.chsrf.ca/

Students for Medicare

Students for Medicare advocates for maintaining and strengthening a publicly-funded, not-for-profit health care system. We focus on educating our colleagues and the general public on the issues Canada's health care system faces. We affirm that the solutions lie within the publicly-funded system envisioned by Tommy Douglas and his eventual plan for a second stage of Medicare. We have a strong commitment to equity and addressing the social determinants of health. We are students and practitioners of nursing, midwifery, medicine, public policy, other disciplines, and allies.

Website: http://studentsformedicare.com/

Physicians for a National Health Program

Physicians for a National Health Program is a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has more than 18,000 members and chapters across the United States. Since 1987, we've advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. We educate physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 46 million Americans who have none. PNHP is the only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing a single-payer national health program.

Website: http://www.pnhp.org/