Bennett says new government will tackle social determinants of health


November 30, 2015

Bennett said the new ministers of justice, environment, health and fisheries will be her new best friends in “closing gaps in healthcare outcomes,” which she says will spill over into fixing problems related to education and the economy.

“As the former minister of handwashing, I now move to the minister of the social determinants of health,” Bennett joked.
Of the new challenges the government faces, the new health minister is tasked with developing a new multi-year Health Accord with the provinces and territories.

Speaking broadly, Bennett underscored addressing wellness and healthy living, rather than only thinking about the healthcare system as a “repair shop.”

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