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The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC)

The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC) was created to respond to the reality that Canada’s current public health care system is fiscally unsustainable. With health care costs now consuming more than 40 per cent of all provincial government expenditures—a number that will soar as the years tick by—the fact is that we will not be able to preserve, let alone improve, the quality of our health care without major reforms.

Under this program, The Conference Board of Canada researches and analyzes the full range of issues, and options for solutions, for both governments and employers. This dual focus sets this initiative apart from other health care research, as does its scope. The research framework includes health care systemic challenges, as well as challenges related to institutional and professional competencies, and to governance. We leverage the quantitative analysis skills of our economic and forecast analysis team, together with the organizational performance and public policy expertise in other divisions of the Conference Board.

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Healthy Canada Conference Series


Moving Ahead: Workplace Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour, December 2015

CASHC’s Moving Ahead series shows how physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are costly to individuals, employers, and society. This final briefing in the series provides employers with organizational approaches to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among employees.

Mapping the Journey: Success and Failure with Lean, November 2015

CASHC’s “Lean” in Canadian Health Care series introduces “Lean,” a relatively new approach that focuses on maximizing customer value by eliminating “waste” from workflow. Many Canadian health care organizations aspire to become Lean organizations, yet find the journey difficult. This final installment in the series explores the three levels of Lean, and the rewards and challenges of each.

Future Care for Canadian Seniors: A Status Quo Forecast, November 2015

A Status Quo Forecast is the second briefing in the Future Care for Canadian Seniors series. It highlights the pressing implications that the rising number of Canadian seniors who will need continuing care supports over the next few decades will have on public spending, the labour market, and institutional infrastructure.

The Footprint of Mental Health Conditions: Healthy Brains at Work, May 2015

The Footprint of Mental Health Conditions: Healthy Brains at Work is the first of a four-part series that explores the importance of addressing mental health and mental illnesses in Canadian workplaces.

Moving Ahead: Taking Steps to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour, May 2015

The majority of Canadians are inactive and sedentary most of the time. This briefing outlines the criteria that decision-makers can use when planning strategies and programs to promote physical activity and deter excessive sedentary behaviour.

CASHC Conferences

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Healthy Brains Across the Lifespan
March 2, 2016 | Toronto, ON

Future Care for Canadian Seniors
May 12, 2016 | Toronto, ON

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