22 Nov Nov 22/11 – Media release: Network Launches Online Campaign
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
For Immediate Release
Nov 22, 2011
Health Network Launches Online Campaign on 2014 Health Accord
Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network has launched a new online action in the lead-up to the provincial and territorial health ministers’ meeting here in Halifax on Nov. 24 and 25. The action allows individuals to send an email to Health Minister Maureen MacDonald and the opposition critics urging them to protect, strengthen and extend public health care in 2014. Individuals can send a letter here: http://bit.ly/iTwh5n.
“The provincial and territorial health ministers will begin preparing for the 2014 Health Accord here in Halifax on Nov. 24 and 25 and there is a clear need for public health care supporters and patients to make their voices heard,” says Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Health Network.
The Health Network and allies are holding three actions over Nov. 24 and 25. On Nov. 24, there will be a press conference at 10 am at Province House, and a town hall meeting at 6:00 pm at St Andrew’s United Church Hall in Halifax, featuring Maude Barlow as the keynote speaker. On Friday, Nov. 25, there will be a rally at 12:00 noon at Victoria Park in Halifax. Full details on the events are available at http://2014HealthAccord.ca.
“We have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to improve public health care,” says Buott. “Public involvement and participation is the best way to make sure we protect, strengthen and extend public health care in 2014.”
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For more information please contact:
Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network
Cell – (902) 478-0239
About the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network:
Formed in 1996, the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s goal is to stop the privatization of the public health care system, ensure high levels of care, and create a forum for people and communities to discuss issues in health care.
The Network is a coalition of local health committees, community groups, organized labour, faith groups and individuals dedicated to protecting and advancing public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental care and long-term and home care.
The Network is political but non-partisan and receives no government funding.