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Public Health Systems Governance: Better Understanding and Acting on Governance to Strengthen Public Health Systems in Canada

March 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many questions and presented numerous challenges for public health systems in Canada and around the world. Acknowledging these, in her latest report, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, has called for a strengthening and renewal of public health systems in Canada so that they are better prepared to respond to current and future public health challenges.

The preparation of her report was informed in part by four reports commissioned from independent experts. We take advantage of their publication to present and discuss the main results of the one entitled “Governing for the public’s health: Governance options for a strengthened and renewed public health system in Canada”.

This webinar will begin with a presentation by Dr. Di Ruggiero, who will share some of the findings of the report, focusing on key pathways for strengthening, improving, and transforming the governance of public health systems. A panel of two experts will then share their thoughts on governance models and their implications for the future of public health systems. This interactive panel will include Professor David Hunter and Dr Jean-Louis Denis.

This webinar should enable participants to:

• Define public health system governance and recognize its main components.
• Recognize issues related to the governance of public health systems in Canada.
• Identify avenues for action to strengthen the governance of public health systems in Canada.


March 29, 2022
10:00 am - 11:15 am


Zoom Webinar


National Collaborating Center for Healthy Public Policy
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