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Very few – if any – of us are satisfied with the current state of children’s health.” Mary Jo Haddad in The Editor’s Letter of the first issue of Child Health in Canada


The public is concerned over the safety of vaccines for children. If such fears translate into avoidance of vaccines, the public health of the community is at risk. Mary Seeman and Neil Seeman explore this in this week’s essay.

Off the Cuff

What really is the Role of a Community Hospital? See Janet Davidson and Steven Lewis at Breakfast with the Chiefs, January 24, 2011. Click here for the video.

Ontario Needs Comprehensive Public Health Strategy – Dr. Arlene King Says That Public Health Is Everyone’s Business

Infoway’s 2011-2012 Summary Corporate Plan is now available

GE and the Government of Ontario Establish First Global Digital Pathology Centre of Excellence to Improve Patient Care

Bold new approaches needed to prevent Ontarians overwhelming the hospital system by 2020

Health Care 2011 – 12th Annual Data Symposium, Toronto, February 7, 2011. Online registration closes Today! The symposium is co-sponsored by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

A Citizen’s Guide to Health Indicators from the Health Council of Canada

The Healthcare Quarterly Special Issue on Child Health is now available in a digital edition. Click here to download the entire issue. Enjoy. If you have any comments, concerns, likes or dislikes please email Matthew Hart, this is our first venture with a digital edition and your insights would be very welcome.

Our Editors Recommend


Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saäd Rafi, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Steven Lewis, health policy and research consultant based in Saskatoon, and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University.
Topic: Can Economics Compete with Politics in Ontario’s healthcare system?
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers
Register here

Upcoming Speakers – Details and registration will be announced in this space soon:

  • Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway – April 2011
  • Camille Orridge, CEO of Toronto Central LHIN – May 2011
  • Dr. Robert Howard, President and CEO, St. Michael’s Hospital – June 2011

Corporate Canada looking to participate in these highly visible programs can contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com
Sign up for New Event Alerts here. Past Presentations can be found here.  All Audio and Video Presentations can be found here.

For sponsorship information, please contact Matthew Hart at 416-864-9667 x113 or email mhart@longwoods.com

The small print: Breakfast with the Chiefs registration requirements: You must hold a current subscription to at least one Longwoods’ journal. This covers attendance for the full season. If you are not a subscriber, click here. If you are not sure of your status and want more information please contact Sarah Lieberman at slieberman@longwoods.com.


February 4, 2011: Teleconference. How To Win A Hygeia!
February 7, 2011: Toronto, ON. Health Care 2011: Information and Knowledge Leading to Change
February 7-11, 2011: Toronto, ON. Advanced Health Leadership Program
February 13-15, 2011: Montreal, QC Nursing Leadership Conference
February 16, 2011: Montreal, QC. 2011 CEO Forum: Leadership Accountability in Canadian Healthcare. Hosted by CHSRF
February 22-23, 2011: Vancouver, BC. CHSPR 2011 Health Policy Conference
February 22, 1011: Toronto, ON. The Role of Primary Care in Health System Reform
February 28, 2011: Toronto, ON. Nurse Practitioners: Essential Partners in Improving the Health Care System
March 2-3, 2011: Mississauga, ON. QWQHC 5th Annual Summit
March 20, 2011-November 24, 2011: Multiple Locations. Physician Management Institute leadership development program
March 24 & 25, 2011: Toronto, ON. Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario 2011 Conference
April 4, 2010: Toronto, ON. Perioperative Care: Enhancing Patient Safety and Quality of Care through Collaboration, Accountability and Transparency
April 4-5, 2011: Toronto, ON. Healthcare Management Forum: Process Improvement and Operational Excellence
May 4-5, 2011: Markham, ON. Ontario Gerontology Association, 30th Annual Conference
May 13- 14, 2011: Vancouver, BC. Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership

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Events in Global Health at the University of North Carolina


Gilles Beaulieu to Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Research, Vitalité Health Network, New Brunswick
Paul Raftis to Chief, Toronto Emergency Medical Services
Kevin McNamara, Nova Scotia Deputy Minister of Health, to Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness
Duff Montgomerie, Nova Scotia Deputy Minister of Health Promotion and Protection, to Deputy Minister of Natural Resources.

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