Acknowledgements: The Chief Public Health Officer's report on the state of public health in Canada 2008


Many individuals and organizations have contributed to the development of the Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2008.

I would like to express my appreciation to the consultants who provided invaluable advice, strategic guidance and expertise:

  • John Frank, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health; Professor, Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Institute for Work and Health, Toronto;
  • Senator Wilbert J. Keon, The Senate of Canada;
  • Richard Massé, President and CEO, Institut national de santé publique du Québec;
  • David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel, Ontario;
  • Jeff Reading, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health; Professor, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria;
  • Brenda Zimmerman, Director, Health Industry Management Program, Schulich School of Business, York University; and
  • Jake Epp, Chairman, Ontario Power Generation, also contributed to the early development and formulation of the Report.

I would like to thank the many individuals and groups within PHAC for their contribution. Specifically, I would like to recognize the dedicated efforts of the CPHO Reports Unit, Office of Public Health Practice, and the members of the 2007/08 Working Groups.

I would also like to acknowledge the external reviewers and individuals who contributed:

  • Kim Barker, Public Health Advisor, Assembly of First Nations;
  • Kim Bulger, Métis National Council;
  • Claudette Dumont-Smith, Senior Health Advisor, Native Women’s Association of Canada;
  • Elizabeth Gyorfi-Dyke, Canadian Population Health Initiative, Canadian Institute for Health Information;
  • Duncan Hunter, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen’s University;
  • Ian Johnson, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto;
  • Denise Kouri, Kouri Research; University of Saskatchewan;
  • Elisa Levi, Public Health Research and Policy Analyst, Assembly of First Nations;
  • John Millar, British Columbia Provincial Health Services;
  • Carla Moore, Director, Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program, Dalhousie University;
  • Cory Neudorf, Chief Medical Health Officer, Saskatoon Health Region;
  • Robert Pampalon, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec;
  • Ginette Paquet, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec;
  • Onalee Randell, Director, Department of Health and Environment, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami;
  • Nancy Ross, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University; and
  • Erin Wolski, Health Program Coordinator, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.

Special thanks to those from other federal government departments, agencies and programs that collaborated with us on this publication:

  • Canadian Institute for Health Information;
  • Health Canada;
  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada;
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada;
  • National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health;
  • National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health; and
  • Statistics Canada.

As well as to the writer/editors: Heather Marshall and Rhoda Boyd.


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