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Systems Thinking in Public Health - How to Make the Whole Bigger Than The Sum of Its Parts?

Toronto, Ontario
June 15, 2010

Systems Thinking in Public Health - How to Make the Whole Bigger Than The Sum of Its Parts?

15 June 2010 • 15:30-17:00
Sheraton Centre Toronto • Civic Ballroom South

Despite all the new investments and a greater focus on public health in Canada, it still feels like public health is a collection of parts rather than an operational whole system.  This panel discussion will feature research, policy and practice perspectives on achieving systems thinking in public health.

Welcome and Introduction
Garry Aslanyan, World Health Organization

Moderator:
Nancy Edwards, Scientific Director, CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health

Panelists:
Trevor Hancock, Public Health Consultant, British Columbia Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport

Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Carol Timmings, Past President, Ontario Public Health Association and Director, Policy and Planning, Toronto Public Health

Ivy Bourgeault, CIHR/Health Canada Research Chair in Health Human Resources Policy, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

François Benoît, Scientific Lead, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, Institut national de santé publique du Québec

To register, please visit conference website at http://www.cpha.ca/en/conferences/conf2010/registration.aspx

This panel is sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health and the World Health Organization