17 Jul 2017

Caregivers need more support to figure out health and social systems: Article in the Toronto Star

In the article Caregivers need more support to figure out health and social systems published in the Toronto Star, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée and her colleague Miles Taylor highlight the structural burden felt by caregivers when trying to navigate their way through the health system. Although the time and energy given by caregivers to perform home care tasks are often […]

15 Feb 2017

User Fees Abolished in Quebec: Article for the Ottawa Citizen

In her article Abolishing user fees is just the tip of the iceberg in improving Quebec health care for the Ottawan Citizen, Dr. Quesnel-Vallée explains how Quebec was brought to abolish the fees in the first place. Although this measure is a step in the right direction, Dr. Quesnel-Vallée also describes the considerable amount of work that must […]

25 Jan 2017

Interview for Radio-Canada & CBC: Quebec doctors use loophole to sidestep new law banning extra fees

In a collaboration between CBC and Radio-Canada, doctors from Quebec are reported to have tried to get around a new law banning private clinics from charging user fees. According to the articles, doctors working at a private clinic have asked patients to find a registered company that could pay for their procedure. These services are also […]

9 Nov 2016

Job Loss & Public Health: Interview for Radio-Canada

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée was interviewed on Radio-Canada’s show Les années lumières for their episode: Mise à pied vs congédiement. Explaining the particularly negative consequences related to individual job loss, she mentions the high-risk levels such an event can cause a person facing a new financial burden and identity loss. Furthermore, she explains policy’s place to alleviate these negative consequences on […]