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We want Ontario to be the healthiest place in North America to grow up and grow old.” The Hon. Deb Matthews  Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has a plan.


Can Canadians Learn From Rob Ford’s Weight Loss Journey? Arya M. Sharma, MD, PhD

Off the Cuff

There is overwhelming evidence that social factors have profound influences on health. Neal Halfon et al

Canadian Government’s new initiatives for research on physical activity and childhood obesity

Weight Gain at Five Years of Age Contributes to Childhood Obesity

Curbing Childhood Obesity: An F/P/T Framework for Action to Promote Healthy (PDF)

Stop Navel-Gazing, Learn From Healthcare Abroad: C.D. Howe Institute

Leapfrog Group announces annual top hospitals list (USA)

CHSRF viagra Mythbusters explores what health services fall into Canada’s medicare basket? Is it what Canadians want and expect? Does it reflect our core values?

Good time to take stock: This is year five of a five year plan from CIHI: Strategic Directions: 2008–2009 to 2011–2012 PDF

Featured article: brought to you by Baxter Canada: Healthcare-Associated Infections as Patient Safety Indicators

Recommended Reading

Healthcare Quarterly
Checklist to Meet Ethical and Legal Obligations to Critically Ill Patients at the End of Life
Robert W. Sibbald, Paula Chidwick, Mark Handelman and Andrew B. Cooper

Healthcare Papers
Physicians, Thou Shalt Ration: The Necessary Role of Bedside Rationing in Controlling Healthcare Costs
Peter A. Ubel

Nursing Leadership
Exploring Ethics in Practice: Creating Moral Community in Healthcare One Place at a Time
Sandra L. Scott, Patricia Marck and Sylvia Barton

Healthcare Policy
The Continuing Quest for Primary Healthcare Reform: Measuring Performance
Jack Williams

Electronic Healthcare
Computer-Based Risk Assessment: Evaluating Use in Primary Care
Gayle Halas, Alan Katz and Dean Jin

World Health and Population
Will They Stay or Will They Go? Putting Theory into Practice to Guide Effective Workforce Retention Mechanisms
Barbara Stilwell


York U Professor wins major award for contribution to field of psychotherapy
Canadian Health Policy Research – Many Voices, Much Complexity
Collaborative for Hospital Excellence, Canada Joins Verras Healthcare International; Changes Name to Verras Canada
Novari Health & Strata Health form Access to Care Alliance
Walnuts May Help Fight Prostate Cancer
RNAO welcomes doubling of nurse practitioners, and warns that the inadequate growth in RNs compromises Ontarians’ health



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Dr. Mark Taylor to Interim Chief of Professional Staff for Bluewater Health Sarnia, Ontario
Alan Torrie to Board Chair of The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre
Jagoda Pike Steps Down as Chair of the Board of the Newly Merged Hospital The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre
Veronica Nelson to Chair of the Board for the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Colleen Keenan to Partner, Odgers Berndtson
Gerri Woodford to Partner, Odgers Berndtson
Sue Carruthers to President and CEO, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Toronto ON
Elaine Campbell to President AstraZeneca Canada

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