Program Leads: Yvonne Bombard and Dean Regier
Critical decisions about investment in new health technologies and services should reflect society’s values, not just the scientific data available. More and more, members of the public want to be involved in health care decisions that affect them. This desire stems from public ownership of the health system, concerns over the ability of governments to continue to fund ever increasing levels of service and legal requirements for public input in decision making.
Our Societal Values and Public Engagement Program examines how to incorporate public opinion into health care system decision making. In keeping with ARCC’s pan-Canadian nature the program will also explore the creation of a Canadian Network on Public Engagement & Cancer Control.