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Canadian Nurses Association to tell MPs how healthy economy inextricably linked with healthy nation

Ottawa, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 — Representing the largest profession in the health-care workforce, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is presenting tomorrow to the House of Commons standing committee on finance. CNA president Barb Mildon will present recommendations on how the government can foster economic growth by making better investments in health. Key recommendations will include calling for the development of five health and health system indicators, committing to improve Canada’s ranking on those indicators by 2017, and supporting a healthy aging strategy.

What:

Presentation to the House of Commons standing committee on finance

Who:

Barb Mildon, President, CNA
Rachel Bard, CEO, CNA

When:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
5-6:30 p.m.

Where:

Parliament Hill
Room 253-D, Centre Block

CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 146,788 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

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For more information, please contact:
Kate Headley, External Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
Telephone: 613-237-2159, ext. 561
Cell: 613-697-7507
E-mail: kheadley@cna-aiic.ca