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posted by Robert DeVet in on mars 23, 2015 - View profile


How do we make health care accessible for all?

Featuring Visiting Professor in Medical Citizenship, Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull

- 8:00pm
Mardi Mars 24 2015

Venue: Halifax Central Library O’Regan Hall

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What are the current challenges to the provision of care for those who are living in poverty and in particular people who are homeless? What are some innovative ways that these challenges can be addressed? How can a consideration of these challenges provide us with a deeper understanding of the state of health and health care in Halifax and beyond?

Keynote Address: Addressing the Health Needs of People who are Homeless

Award-winning physician Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull will share his experiences as one of the founders and currently the Medical Director of the Inner City Health Project for the homeless in Ottawa.

Poverty, Health and Homelessness in Halifax: An interactive panel discussion

An Interactive Panel will discuss the above questions based on what they have experienced as providers of housing, health care and support services in our community.


  • Debbie Eisan, Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre
  • Sheri Lecker, Executive Director, Adsum for Women & Children
  • Patti Melanson, RN and Team Lead, Mobile Outreach Street Health, North End Community Health Centre
  • Dr. Dan Boudreau, Physician and Board Member, Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Christine Saulnier, Nova Scotia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-NS, and Board Member of the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network will serve as the Chair and Moderator of the panel discussion. 

This event is part of the Dalhousie School of Medicine’s Visiting Professorship in Medical Citizenship. It has been organized with the following partners: Adsum for Women & Children, Canadian Doctors for Medicare, Halifax Central Library, Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, North End Community Health Centre, Nova Scotia Citizens Health Network, and NTE: Impact Ethics.

This is a free public event presented by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Nova Scotia Office, and will also be live-streamed at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ccpa-nova-scotia.

For inquiries or more information, please contact marydan@policyalternatives.ca.

Download the poster for this event here.

- See more at: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/nova-scotia/events/how-do-we-make-health-care-accessible-all#sthash.7JbPsKp0.T81ezFCb.dpuf

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