Action Plan on Palliative Care: Building on the Framework on Palliative Care in Canada

Author(s)Health Canada

This Action Plan lays out Health Canada's five-year plan to tackle issues uncovered through the development of the Framework. It aims to improve quality of life for people living with life-limiting illness, families and caregivers, and enhance access, quality of care and health care system performance. It complements current financial support to provinces and territories under the Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities.
Health Canada will oversee and coordinate the implementation of the Action Plan, connecting governments and stakeholders and serving as a knowledge centre to share best practices. To ensure the ensuing Action Plan stays on track, a set of indicators will be developed to measure the progress of the outlined initiatives.

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