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End Forty Years of Deinstitutionalization of Psychiatric Services

The deinstitutionalization of psychiatric services connotes an event that took place through the late 1960s and early 1970s,
when many psychiatric hospitals and inpatient beds were closed and psychiatric inpatients were discharged into the community.
However, the deinstitutionalization of psychiatric services has in fact been continuous for the past 40 years. The idea
that deinstitutionalization is a completed event... more »

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A Public Pharmaceutical Company

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest global capitalist industries with nearly guaranteed profits. Investment and research conducted by them is done primarily for the purpose of profit making while the lives of millions of people depend on life saving medications which are priced to profit from peoples' illnesses.

Therefore, I believe that the Government of Ontario should establish a public not-for-profit... more »

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Overhaul and increase funding to ADP

I am a disabled Ontarian with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and I have a medical need for a Mobility Scooter to perform my everyday tasks. I am also on social assistance.

I have applied for the ADP program and was denied on my initial application. I currently am waiting for my appeal to processed. The appeal was submitted 3 months ago now. And the original application 6 months ago.

For people without mobility, this means... more »

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Mental Health Ontario - MHO

I'm hearing that people know there are mental health services available in Ontario, but don't know how to access them or where to begin. We should create a governmental agency called Mental Health Ontario, a one-stop shop for access to care for key mental health services similar to Cancer Care Ontario. This agency would be responsible to drive continuos improvement in prevention, recognition of risk, mental health screening,... more »

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Access to Chronic Pain Management including Life Saving and Quality of Life Giving neurosurgeries for rare diseases

Whether a person lives with Chronic Pain from a hereditary condition like EhlersDanlos Syndrome and either of its comorbid conditions where life saving treatments and quality of life giving surgeries may be required, or if they live with acquired Chronic Pain, as a disease in its own right, there are gaps in access to care that go well beyond surgical treatments.

The federal government is not recognizing chronic pain... more »

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Transform Seniors Care to a focus on "Healthy Aging."

Todays seniors are expected to become ill as they age. Yet, the literature demonstrates that people have the potential to stay healthy as they age. Similarly, we have come to accept that seniors in long term care homes will suffer falls, skin breakdown and repeated hospital admissions. This is a dated approach to aging. We must transform our current illness focused view of aging to one of "healthy aging." People from... more »

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Strong Minds for the Future

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In Ontario, we have one of the most comprehensive health care systems in the world. In the mental health area, there have been many strides made - specifically as it relates to Children & Youth.

We recognize that there are significant gaps in access to mental health support services province-wide. While there has been a successful three-year strategy for children and youth, more needs to be done.

Our vision is for... more »

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INVEST IN PARAMEDICS & AMBULANCE SYSTEM

Why not adjust budgets to better address the needs of emergency services?
Lack of ambulance coverage is occurring all over the province. Wait times are increasing and response times are being affected. We need more ambulances on the road and funding for community paramedicine programs to help alleviate the strain on hospitals. Ambulance Paramedics are fundamental to saving lives. The government’s stated goal is to “improve... more »

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LEGISLATE PROVINICIAL HEALTH EQUITY DATA COLLECTION

WHEREAS the myriad examples of racial inequities in health, not only in access to care, but also in life expectancy, mortality, morbidity, health status, disease prevalence and incidence, utilization of services, clinical outcomes, process of care, adequacy of pain management, do-not resuscitate orders, and end of life care - even under conditions of equal access to medical care, should be of concern to countries with... more »

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A Culture of Health and a Culture of Caring: Why Ethical/Values Based Leadership in Healthcare is so Important Today

I applaud efforts to emphasize health as a collective responsibility, i.e. encouraging citizens to see themselves as active participants in preventing disease and illness and in working in partnership with their healthcare professionals to achieve the best outcome in their health and their treatment.
I believe that values-based (also referred to as ethical leadership) is essential to ensuring that our patients receive... more »

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Funding for Mental Health

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Mental health services are chronically underfunded - many people with mental health care needs are NOT able to access services unless they can afford to pay high fees in the private sector. Early recognition, access to treatment, and supports for people before their concerns become crises (or mental health concerns escalate) are necessary to support a healthy Ontario.

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COVER ALL MEDICATIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS -REGARDLESS OF AGE

Please cover all medications for Cancer patients, regardless of age. Have a team of professionals, that keep up with the most recent research and developments . To be assured that cancer patients receive medications ,that give them the best prognosis and healthiest lives after treatment. Not the highest profit for companies.

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