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Francesca Grosso

Health Policy Consultant and Communications Expert

Francesca Grosso is an established expert in health policy and health care communications. Co-author of Navigating Canada’s Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Care You Need, Grosso has thoroughly studied Canada’s health care system to offer practical advice on getting the best care within the existing framework.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Navigating Canada’s Health Care: The User Guide to Getting the Care You Need
Targeted to both consumers and health care oganizations, Grosso focuses on the best-practices in health care through three stages of life.

 

Platform Plus

  • Thank you for your presentation…the feedback was extremely positive. Participants responded that they found the session to be valuable, they learned something new and the information was communicated effectively. Your presentation was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

    - Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan
  • Thank you so much for your superb presentation at the WHIN Symposium...Your presentation has resulted in many stellar comments about your excellent presentation and your ability to deliver great content.

    - Western Healthcare Improvement Network
  • Francesca did very well at our CMCC event. She is a very knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining speaker. Those in attendance found her presentation excellent and most wanted a copy of her book. We received many supportive comments on our feedback evaluation forms.

    - Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • She is a very knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining speaker. Those in attendance found her presentation excellent and most wanted a copy of her book. We received many supportive comments on our feedback evaluation forms.

    - Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Summary Profile

Francesca Grosso is responsible for developing and executing strategy, public affairs and communications to assist clients achieve legislative, regulatory and policy change at the federal and provincial levels of government. She has also given strategic advice on health care issues to both the federal and provincial governments.

Grosso has been immersed in health care strategy, policy and communications for more than 15 years. She served as a Director of Policy to the Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care. Grosso was Vice President of Health Care at Environics Research Group. Her work includes numerous studies of key health issues, including a review of legislation pertaining to private health clinics, coauthored with Tom Archibald. Together was a team including Dr. Ross Baker,

Francesca Grosso worked on a legislative and policy review for the Patient Safety Institute on quality assurance programs across Canada.

Grosso worked with Michael Decter to establish the Health Council of Canada and was a transition team member establishing the new federal agencies, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer under Jeff Lozon and the Mental Health Commission under Michael Kirby. She was a member of Sun Media’s Osprey Writers’ Group along with Barbara McDougall, Eddy Greenspan, Pamela Wallin and other notable Canadians and has been a commentator on health issues for both television and print media.

Recently, Grosso co-authored a Canadian bestseller with Michael Decter, Navigating Canada’s Health Care, A User Guide to the Canadian Health Care System. This book provides help, direction, tips and tricks to help Canadians navigate a complex health care system with better results. Widely reviewed, it is available in bookstores across Canada and is currently in its second print.