People consistently rank health care as a top priority. Nurses know this.
We want to kick start a conversation about its future by issuing a challenge to all political parties. The platform, Why Your Health Matters  is a call to action to leaders of the political parties to collaborate and focus their work on matters that will improve the health of people and build an even stronger Ontario.
Why Your Health Matters outlines recommendations in key areas:
Poverty: Supporting Background 
Environment: Supporting Background 
Nursing care: Supporting Background 
Medicare: Supporting Background 
How do we pay for this? Supporting Background 
Nurses know Ontario’s economy is still recovering, and that it’s affected by global events. The province also needs to restore its fiscal capacity.
The next provincial government should:
RNAO believes we need to take a hard look at what we do right, and the issues we need to fix in our health-care system.
Our system needs to better reflect the needs of the patient.
Nurses believe there must be a greater emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. We also want people to be active participants in their care.
This platform  highlights key changes that are necessary to ensure that every person in Ontario gets faster access to quality primary care and home care services for those who need it.
How can you get involved?
Give this platform life – pick it up, take it on the road.
Every year Ontario nursing leaders with RNAO urge MPPs from all political parties to adopt recommendations that strengthen health and nursing services across the province. This year the government prorogued parliament, so RNAO is taking its 14th annual Queen's Park event "On the Road" .
In February and March, 2013 RNAO will be organizing 90+ meetings between nursing leaders and MPPs and each meeting will be held at the MPP's constituency office. Nurses come prepared for these meetings with a comprehensive package from RNAO that outline RNAO's key recommendations for strengthen nursing services and improving the health of Ontarians.