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April 6, 2023

RNAO marks World Health Day (April 7)

World Health Day 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen Health for All as the theme of this year’s World Health Day. For RNAO, this year’s theme – chosen by WHO to mark the 75th anniversary of its founding – reinforces the need to strengthen and advocate for fair access to health care for all.

Nurses know the importance of “health for all” – universal, publicly funded, not-for-profit health care. For RNAO and its 50,400 members, health is a resource for everyday living and access to health care is a basic human right. We must not allow the looming spectre of for-profit care to deprive even one person in our province of this right.  

RNAO invites all nurses and other health professionals and members of the public to learn more about what “health for all” truly means and what is needed to fully realize it. Join us at our monthly Health System Transformation webinar on Monday, April 24 at 2 p.m. ET.

During this month’s session, RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun and the policy team will:

  • highlight the principles and facts about universal health care in Canada, and why it matters now more than ever
  • discuss the impact of the global nursing shortage on access to health care and the need to strengthen the Ontario nursing workforce without resorting to poaching nurses from abroad
  • outline the critical roles of primary care as a pillar for universal health care, and what is required to fortify this sector in Ontario
  • discuss the imminent threat to universal health care in Ontario — Bill 60 — and how it will undermine our publicly funded and not-for-profit health system  

This webinar is free for everyone – please spread the word. Register now to secure your spot.