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stethascopeFollowing decades of cuts to health care transfers by successive Liberal and Conservative governments, CUPE members want to see innovative ideas and real commitments to our health care system.

The NDP’s plan to build 200 public community health care clinics staffed by a range of doctors, nurse practitioners and health care workers is a proven solution to the challenges Canadians face accessing primary health care after years of Conservative and Liberal neglect.

Community Health Centres (CHCs) best address clinical care needs and the social determinants of health, and will draw health providers to underserviced communities as a part of a CHC team, and can work to their full scope of practice.

CHCs are a better way to meet health provider shortages than the dominant clinical care and private practice physician models. Team-based care improves health outcomes, saves money and means better and more equitable health outcomes for Canadians.

CUPE strongly support Tom Mulcair and the NDP team`s plan to expand our community health centre network.