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Improve health and health care for Prince Edward Islanders
Petition Background (Preamble):
The renewed 2014 Health Accord must be a joint initiative between all provincial, territorial and federal governments and must include key provisions in order to improve the accessibility, equity, comprehensiveness and sustainability of our health system. Among these provisions is the need for action on primary health care across Canada, including increased access to Community Health Centres on PEI and across Canada.
a) A 6% increase in health transfers from the Government of Canada to the provinces/territories for the duration of the accord; and
b) A commitment to NOT subtract any of these new health transfers from other, existing social transfers; and
c) A renewed commitment to the five principles of the Canada Health Act; and
d) Adoption of the following additional seven principles for Canada's health system: "patient-centred"; "quality"; "health promotion and illness prevention"; "equitable"; "sustainable"; "accountable"; "community-oriented"; and
e) A provision within the accord identifying “access to appropriate primary health care” as a priority area for federal and provincial/territorial action.
We also call on the Government of PEI to commit to developing a plan to expand access to Community Health Centre (CHC) services through a combination of new resources for existing CHCs in PEI -- so that they may extend services and programs to community members most urgently in need -- and funding for new Community Health Centres in communities where needs cannot be met by an existing CHC.
The Improve health and health care for Prince Edward Islanders petition to Government of Prince Edward Island was written by CACHCA and is in the category Health at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: community health centre, chc, health, health care, pei, prince edward island, election, 2011, cachca, province