Cross-Border Health is focused on improving health and healthcare by leveraging Canada and the United States’ close, continuing relationship in all sectors. Although Canada and the United States have a long history of collaborating on a wide range of policy issues, health policy is often ignored because the two systems are perceived to be entirely different from one another.
While our systems may seem dissimilar on the surface, many of the challenges associated with providing better healthcare are the same. Each nation is undergoing transformative adjustments in delivery and administration. The role of government in areas such as funding care and setting standards will evolve significantly over the next decade at the federal, state, and provincial levels. Both nations must accommodate an aging population, while championing networks, programs, and technology that can improve quality and stimulate innovation.
Cross-border health issues, such as health privacy and data standards, food safety, public health preparedness, and regulatory cooperation, continue to emerge given the permeable Canada-U.S. border. Now more than ever, an opportunity exists to establish a formal cross-border dialogue on health between both nations, involving government, patients, health professionals, administrators, and industry. Cross-Border Health is leading this endeavor, so that both nations can benefit from this strategic partnership and promote health and well-being for all.
Dani has worked in health policy and government relations in Canada and the United States for over a decade. Prior to founding her own practice, Magnet Strategy Group, Dani served in senior roles with two government relations consulting firms, one in Washington, D.C., and the other in Ottawa, Ontario. She serves on the business advisory board at Bloom Burton & Co., a healthcare investment advisory firm in Toronto, and Health Scholar in Residence at the World Health Innovation Network, within the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor.
Oliver has over fifteen years of health policy experience at the federal and state level. During his decade as a senior advisor to two U.S. Senators and the legislative director for one of the nation’s largest safety-net providers, he worked on several critical initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Modernization Act, and the American Revitalization and Recovery Act. He has spoken at international health conferences and was selected for the Woodrow Wilson foreign policy fellowship and an AcademyHealth health policy award.