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The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC)

All Canadians have a relationship with the health system in one way or another. Despite significant increases in public funding and ongoing efforts to reform services all across the country, the state of health and health care is a top concern for Canadians. An absence of clear goals, a system designed for a previous era, inadequate use of innovative technologies and modern management tools, and a misalignment with the needs of an aging population are just some of the weaknesses of the status quo. 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.

Through CASHC, The Conference Board of Canada researches and analyzes the full range of issues and possible 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.

What’s New

National Pharmacare Initiative Summit on November 22, 2018 in Toronto, ON

The Conference Board of Canada, together with its Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC), launched the National Pharmacare Initiative (NPI) in Spring 2018. This initiative includes a series of activities, including policy research and analyses, as well as education and deliberative dialogue within a neutral forum. The initiative is designed to evolve in tandem with the work of the national Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.

Community Wellbeing: A Framework for the Design Professions, July 2018

A literature review, interviews, and case studies inform the development of the new Framework for Community Wellbeing, a collaborative research project between DIALOG and The Conference Board of Canada.

In Brief: Community Wellbeing for Design Professionals, July 2018

A literature review, interviews, and case studies inform the development of the new Framework for Community Wellbeing, a collaborative research project between DIALOG and The Conference Board of Canada.

The Pharmacist in Your Neighbourhood: Economic Footprint of Canada’s Community Pharmacy Sector, July 2018

Using Statistics Canada’s model of the economy, this analysis estimates the economic contribution of the community pharmacy sector. Canada’s unique community pharmacy sector supplies products and services that improve health outcomes and support the creation of jobs.

Aging Well: Implications of an Aging Population for Canada’s Physiotherapists, May 2018

Aging Canadians may not have access to the physiotherapy services they need. This briefing indicates that addressing the gaps in the demand for and supply of physiotherapy services is essential.

Multiple Sclerosis in the Workplace: Making the Case for Enhancing Employment and Income Supports, April 2018

This briefing estimates the costs of expanding income support programs for Canadians living with MS and the potential economic benefit from their increased participation in the labour force.

Absent Without Leaving: The Economic Impact of Early, Optimized Treatment for Depression, January 2018

This briefing examines the health care and economic impact of early, optimized treatment for patients with depression using specific ways to increase access to optimal treatment.

CASHC Brochure

CASHC Brochure Download the CASHC Brochure (PDF)

A Healthy Contribution

CASHC Brochure Download the CASHC Impact Report (PDF)

Next Meeting - Save the Date!

November 21, 2018
Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

National Pharmacare Initiative Summit
November 22, 2018

Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Spring 2018 Meeting

Integrating for Outcomes: Scaling Digital Solutions Across the Health and Health Care System

March 26, 2018
MaRS Discovery District, CR3 Room, 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

Fall 2017 Meeting

November 8, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

Spring 2018 Conference

Healthy Canada Conference 2018: Personalized Health and Wellness
March 27 and 28, 2018 | Toronto, Ontario

Previous Healthy Canada conferences:

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Canada’s Seniors Population Projection Data Visualization


Interprofessional Primary Health Care Teams: Interview