Health Council of Canada: Advancing Integrated Health Care

October 2012

The Health Council of Canada is hosting a national symposium on integrated care.  Advancing Integrated Health Care in Canada: Practices that Work will bring together policy makers, health system planners and administrators, health care providers, educators, researchers, and people who use health services, to engage in a national dialogue on health care integration in Canada.

In Canada and elsewhere, health care leaders are striving to improve their health care systems through integrated care – the delivery of coordinated, seamless care across a continuum of services – because it is believed to contribute to higher quality, patient-centred care; better health outcomes; improved efficiencies; and greater cost-effectiveness.