Provincial / Territorial Health Ministers Recognize Mental Health Needs

Provincial / Territorial Health Ministers Recognize Mental Health Needs

In a press release issued from the provincial / territorial health ministers summit in Halifax on Nov 24th, the health ministers confirm their commitment to providing better health, better care and better value for Canadians.

“Ministers also discussed the importance of addressing mental health, an issue that touches all families and the need to integrate services across government departments and agencies to improve mental wellness and illness prevention. Manitoba Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau confirmed that the national Mental Health Summit will be held in February 15-16, 2012 and looks forward to welcoming colleagues from all provinces and territories to work together on improving mental health.”

CAMIMH and CAMIMH members had submitted letters directly to the health ministers prior to the conference requesting that mental health be elevated within the 2014 health accord discussions to appropriately address the burden of illness and greatly  appreciates the health ministers prioritizing mental health in the Halifax meetings as well as the upcoming February discussions.

Read the press release here:

http://www.scics.gc.ca/english/conferences.asp?a=viewdocument&id=1629

 

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