Canadian Health Coalition
Organization profile published 1981

Publisher:  The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC), Ottawa, Canada
Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2207

Abstract:  The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) is a loose knit, broadly based coalition of organizations which have banded together to demonstrate their concern about Canada's health care system. At present, the Coalition consists of more than 30 national organizations and eight provincial affiliates. Each of the provincial affiliates is, in turn, a coalition of provincial and community based organizations.

The CHC is the result of a mandate given by delegates at the SOS Medicare Conference held in Ottawa in November, 1979. The Coalition attempts to represent the concerns of the consumers of heal services and has the following basic objectives: a) to save medicare from further erosion and restore full compliance with the four basic principles of I) accessibility; II) portability; III) comprehensive coverage and IV) non-profit administration and b) to encourage improvements in health care consumers.

The CHC pursues its objectives by lobbying federal politicians and civil servants, issuing press releases, policy statements, etc. and supporting similar efforts of the provincial affiliates. The CHC also attempts to facilitate the exchange of information between the provincial coalitions as much as possible.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.

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