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A Political Agenda for Building Medicare’s Next Stage

From: Medicare


Examines how we must broaden the intellectual and institutional spaces for joint social activism — the kind of activism that will advance

both medicare and Social Determinents of Health — because, as Tommy Douglas insisted, when people’s health is at stake, both are indivisible and indispensable.



Doris Grinspun

Doris Grinspun has been executive director of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) since 1996. She is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto; an adjunct professor at the School of Nursing,York University; an associate member of the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto; and an affiliate member of the Centre for Health Studies at York University. From 1996 to 1999, she was the chair of the Acquired Brain Injury Network of Metropolitan Toronto. From 1990 to 1996, Doris Grinspun served as director of nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Doris Grinspun has received numerous professional and scholarly awards including the Order of Ontario.