Health Care

Overview

Health care is a necessary service for sustaining every rural community and also provides considerable economic stimulus. A Rural Health Care Policy should be established to ensure basic health care availability to all rural residents. This can be accomplished by increasing the number of health care professionals to provide services to the ailing and promote healthy lifestyles, improving ambulance services and maintaining rural hospitals.

Submissions & Correspondence

OFA comments on Recruiting Ontario's First Chief Science Officer
(March 27, 2017)

OFA submission on the Excellent Care for All Act
(March 4, 2016)

OFA Pre-budget Submission to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
(January 22, 2016)

Letter to Dr. Hoskins regarding a provincial strategy for Lyme Disease
(May 19, 2015)

Pre-budget Submission to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
(January 23, 2015)


News

Study shows value of Ontario’s agri-food economy
(November 15, 2013 - Rural Economic Development, Agri-Food Research, Health Care, Education, Transportation)

Provincial budget holds promise for Ontario agriculture
(May 3, 2013 - Municipal Government, Rural Economic Development, Health Care, Education, Business Risk Management)

Premiers: Don’t leave food out of the healthcare discussion
(August 2, 2013 - Health Care, National Food Strategy®, Local Food)

OFA crunches the numbers on issues for provincial budget
(January 16, 2015 - Rural Economic Development, Health Care, Education, Bioeconomy, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

OFA: Three things we want to see in the provincial budget
(January 22, 2016 - Water, Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Municipal Government, Rural Economic Development, Nutrient Management, Farm Property, Health Care, Farm Labour & Safety, Farm Finance, Taxation, Farm Income, Transportation, Open for Business , Local Food, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Food Literacy, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

OFA champions food literacy with new online resource
(March 17, 2016 - Food Safety, Health Care, Local Food, Food Literacy)

Solution to urban housing crunch lies outside the city
(April 20, 2017 - Rural Economic Development, Health Care, Energy, Education, Natural Gas Infrastructure)


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