Canada's First National Dementia Strategy: A Historic and Long Overdue Moment for Our Nation

Canada’s Minister of Health released Canada’s first ever National Dementia Strategy last week, A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire. “This is a historic and long overdue moment for Canada,” says NIA Director of Health Policy Research, Dr. Samir Sinha. “We have lagged behind other major countries in being one of the last to develop a strategy, but have made up for this with a funded, collaborative, and thoughtful strategy developed with the input of experts, including, most importantly, many of those living with and affected by dementia.”

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Allan McKee
Advisory Council on Pharmacare Releases Final Report: Universal, Single-payer, Public Pharmacare

“Pharmacare for all: that’s our prescription” Last week, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare released its final report and recommendations to the federal government. The Council has definitively recommended that the federal government work with provincial and territorial governments, and stakeholders, to establish universal, single-payer, public pharmacare in Canada.

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Allan McKee
Canada and the Talent Revolution

Revolutions are messy. They disrupt and challenge what is currently in place, without fully revealing what is to come. When living through revolutionary times, it is easy to think that the full story can be known. We tell ourselves narratives that make the changes of the day less painful or more aligned with our own values, interests and beliefs.  

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Allan McKee