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December 17 letter to the alPHa President from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care inviting input to the engagement processes related to the just-released Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario discussion paper.
December 17 alPHa News Release congratulating the Minister of Health on the release of his proposed vision for the health system in Ontario (Patients First - A Proposal to Strengthen Patient Centred Health Care in Ontario).
December 16 2015 alPHa letter to the CMOH and ADM of the PPHD thanking them for inviting representation to the committees that are overseeing the Ontario Public Health Standards and encouraging them to develop mechanisms for broader consultation.
December 11 2015 alPHa letter to ADM, Policy and Transformation Sharon Lee Smith for attending alPHa's December Board of Directors' meeting and inviting her to attend the February 25 COMOH meeting for further discussion of public health' s role within the Province's health system transformation agenda.
December 1 2015 alPHa letter to the new federal Minister of Health that introduces a number of alPHa resolutions that are related to directions that appear in her mandate letter from the Prime Minister.
November 11 2015 - alPHa has written a letter to the new federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development congratulating the Government for taking swift steps to reinstate the mandatory long-form questionnaire in time for the 2016 census
November 11 2015 -alPHa has written to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to remind him of three alPHa resolutions related to HPV program expansion in the wake of Manitoba's recent announcement that it will expand its HPV program to cover males.
November 11 2015 - alPHa has written to the Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to remind her of this resolution following the City of Toronto's decision to ban the use of water pipes in enclosed spaces beginning in the spring of 2016.
November 3 2015 alPHa letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care introducing the alPHa Board of Directors' in-year resolution pertaining to the newly implemented Public Health Funding Formula.
October 20 2015 alPHa letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care providing comments on the Primary Health Care Expert Advisory Committee’s report, Patient Care Groups: A new model of population based primary health care for Ontario (aka the Price Report)
Sept 22 response from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to the July 28 2015 letter to the Premier of Ontario and the Prime Minister of Canada informing them of alPHa's 2015 resolution calling for e national universal pharmacare program.
September 11 2015 alPHa response to the proposed regulation under the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act that would impose fees for the review and approval of X-ray machine installation plans. It asks that public health units be added to the list of exempt facilities.
July 30 2015 response from the Minister of Education to the June 16 2015 letter from the Chair of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health expressing support for the new H&PE curriculum for grades 1-12.
July 30 2015 alPHa letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care that notifies him of alPHa's resolution that calls for an increase to the legal age for purchasing tobacco products in Ontario to 21.
July 30 2015 letter from the President of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies that introduces alPHa’s 2015 resolution calling for the application of a Health Equity Lens in policy development. The alPHa – OPHA position paper on the subject is included.
July 28 2015 alPHa letter to the President of CIPHI's Ontario Branch that expresses support for regulatory changes in Ontario to require continuing professional competencies for public health inspectors.