Dr. Samir Sinha
Few have done more to advocate for older Canadians than Dr. Samir Sinha. As director of geriatrics for Sinai Health and University Health Network in Toronto, he helped develop the Acute Care for Elders, or ACE, Strategy – a team-based model of care that has resulted in reduced disease burden, improved access and better health outcomes for older patients and has been implemented across Canada and around the world.
Dr. Sinha helped establish the National Institute on Ageing at Toronto Metropolitan University that is helping advocate for and advance a National Seniors Strategy.
A member of the Government of Canada's National Seniors Council, which provides advice on the health, well-being and quality of life of older Canadians, Dr. Sinha remains an outspoken advocate for improved quality and safety at long-term care homes, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, he recently chaired the committee tasked with developing Canada’s new National Long-Term Care Services Standard.
“Health Standards Organization (HSO) thought of no one but Dr. Sinha to lead the development of Canada’s new National LTC Standards, which help guide long-term care homes to deliver safe, high-quality services.” – Leslee Thompson, CEO, Accreditation Canada and HSO
Dr. Samir Sinha is receiving the The Canadian Medical Association Award for Political Advocacy in recognition of his leadership, commitment and dedication in advancing CMA goals and policies through grassroots advocacy.