Acknowledgements: The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on The State of Public Health in Canada 2009
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, 2009: Growing Up Well — Priorities for a Healthy Future.
I would like to express my appreciation to the consultants who provided invaluable advice, strategic guidance and expertise:
- The Honourable Gary Filmon, P.C., O.M., Corporate Director, The Exchange Group;
- John Frank, Director, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy; Professor, Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto;
- Senator Wilbert J. Keon, The Senate of Canada;
- Richard Massé, Director, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal;
- David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel, Ontario;
- Jeff Reading, Professor and Director, Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, University of Victoria; and
- Brenda Zimmerman, Director, Health Industry Management Program; Associate Professor of Strategy/Policy, Schulich School of Business, York University.
I would like to thank the many individuals and groups within the Public Health Agency of Canada for their contribution. Specifically, I would like to recognize the dedicated efforts of the CPHO Reports Unit, Office of Public Health Practice: Sarah Bernier, Jane Boswell-Purdy, Suzanne A. Boucher, Rhoda Boyd, Paula Carty, Camille Des Lauriers, Stephanie Jackson, Valerie Jerabek, Tasheen Kara, Shelley Lafleur, Renée Pugsley, Erin L. Schock, Jennifer Lynn Scott, Melannie Smith, Andrea Sonkodi, Crystal Stroud and Emily Wilkins for all their effort throughout the process of delivering this report.
As well, I would like to recognize the contributions made by the 2008/09 Core Advisory Group: Brooke Bryce, John Carta, Mette Cornelisse, Maureen Hartigan, Mana Herel, Semaneh Jemere, Erin Kingdom, Leanne Maidment, Annie McEwen, Leonora Montuoro, Howard Morrison, Karen Radke, Lindsay Sprague, Kelly Stang, Jan Trumble-Waddell, Paul Varughese and Jaqueline Wrightsell.
I would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the following external reviewers and individuals:
- Kim Barker, Public Health Advisor, Assembly of First Nations;
- Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada;
- Mark Buell, Director, Communications and Research Unit, National Aboriginal Health Organization;
- Liane Comeau, Conseillère scientifique, Institut national de santé publique du Québec;
- Nancy Edwards, Professor, School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa; Canadian Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Nursing Chair; Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health;
- Catherine Graham, Director, Métis Centre, National Aboriginal Health Organization;
- Sandra Griffin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Integrated Quality Assurance, British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development;
- Elizabeth Gyorfi-Dyke, Health Consultant;
- Clyde Hertzman, Director, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia; Canada Research Chair, Population Health and Human Development;
- Duncan Hunter, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen's University;
- Lori G. Irwin, Deputy Director, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia;
- Ian Johnson, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto;
- Dianne Kinnon, Director, Inuit Tuttarvingat, National Aboriginal Health Organization;
- Denise Kouri, Kouri Research;
- Michael Kramer, Scientific Director, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
- James Lamouche, Research Officer, National Aboriginal Health Organization;
- Dawn Marsden, Senior Research Officer, First Nations Centre, National Aboriginal Health Organization;
- Melanie Morningstar, Senior Policy Analyst, Assembly of First Nations;
- Cory Neudorf, Chief Medical Health Officer, Saskatoon Health Region;
- Paulette C. Tremblay, Chief Executive Officer, National Aboriginal Health Organization;
- Richard E. Tremblay, Professor of Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychology, Université de Montréal;
- Pierre Turcotte, Assistant Director - Partnerships and International Relations, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
- Erin Wolski, Director of Health, Native Women's Association of Canada; and
- Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui, Professeure, Département de medicine sociale et préventive, Université de Montréal.
Special thanks to those from the following federal government departments, agencies and programs who collaborated with us on this publication:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
- Health Canada;
- Human Resources and Skills Development Canada;
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada;
- Privy Council Office; and
- Public Safety Canada.
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