Ms. Julie Drury Chair, Patient and Family Advisory Council, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ms. Julie Drury

Julie Drury is the inaugural Chair of the Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Julie is passionate about the patient / family / professional partnership and experience in health. In her role, she facilitates and provides the patient and family perspective in health care policy and decision making. As the mother of a child who was diagnosed with SIFD, a rare form of mitochondrial disease, Julie has particular experience in system navigation, complex care, care coordination, palliative care and patient safety.

Julie is an experienced senior federal health policy advisor and is respected for her highly collaborative work style, stakeholder engagement, and leadership skills. Julie’s personal and professional experience are focussed on advising government on key health priorities that have a real impact on patient care and experience in Ontario.

Julie is a patient advisor, chair, board member with several organizations including; MitoCanada Foundation, MitoNet Patient Partnership Council, Digital Health Ontario, Rare Disease Foundation, Family Advisory Council for the Ontario Provincial Pediatric Palliative Care Steering Committee, Bridge to Home Quality Improvement Initiative with CFHI, Health Quality Ontario, Ontario Provincial PFAC Leadership Table, and Solutions for Kids In Pain. She is previously the chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for CHEO, and parent advisor for Complex Care Kids Ontario.

Julie’s educational background is in the field of health sciences. As a patient and family advisor she consults and speaks to organizations, government and not for profits regularly on patient engagement strategies, patient partnership, and patient leadership.

Julie lives in Ottawa with her husband and son.


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