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“As an alternative to lifestyle- and behaviour-based prevention efforts, health promotion aims to facilitate individual and community empowerment so that all people, both ill and well, are able to achieve a greater sense of control over the many complex factors that affect their health.” – Victoria Barr et. al


Improving Population Health and Reducing Healthcare Expenditure in Canada. Dr. John Miller (Essays 2017)

Do you have an opinion on health and healthcare in Canada? Longwoods has the channel for you to express those opinions. Longwoods Essays are Non-academic, 1,000 words or less and provide you an opportunity to share your thoughts, opinions and ideas. It really is that simple. Email me your idea and I walk you through the process. We’ve published essays from leaders to students. Share yours! feel free to email me directly at

Off The Cuff

Population Health
The Upstream Hospital Leader: Taking Action to Improve Population Health. (Healthcare Quarterly, 2016)
Healthcare, Intergovernmentalism and Population Health: The Challenge of Reform in an Era of Disengagement. (HealthcarePapers, 2014)
CIHI Survey: Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada (Healthcare Quarterly, 2016)
Embedding Research in the Learning Health System (HealthcarePapers, 2016)
Using Canadian Case Studies to Improve Healthcare for Inner City and Marginalized Populations
Population Based Responsibility: A Unique Canadian Experience in Population Health

“…obesity can be good for business.” Dr. Arya M. Sharma, 2013
Chia, quinoa and coconut water: Testing “superfoods” – CBC Marketplace
What the CHFA said were the 2016 natural health trends
Report Card: Obesity Treatment for Adults in Canada, 2017

Call for Abstracts 
Nursing Leadership:  Looking to the Future 

The Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership is planning a series focused on the state of nursing leadership today and into the future. The demand for leadership in nursing is growing and expanding as the Canadian health system under goes significant change. The intent of this series is to prepare current and future leaders with information and strategies to ensure they are effective in their roles.

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Toronto, ON
8:00am to 9:00am, join us for Breakfast at 7:30am
Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children
Topic: TBA
Location: University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Fleck Atrium, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: CHFIKPMGHIROCLifeLabsNRC Health and Rotman School of Management
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Who’s coming in 2018…
  • Sarah Hutchison, CEO and Darren Larsen, CMO, OntarioMD
  • André Picard, Health Reporter, The Globe and Mail and Rachel Browne, Health Reporter, VICE Media
  • Dr. Robert Bell, Deputy Minister of Health & Long-Term Care
  • And more…

75% off Nursing Leadership ENDS this Sunday November 19th.

Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Persistent and Non-Persistent High-users of Acute Care Resources: A Deeper Dive into the Patient and System Factors.(2017)

Can Better Care for Complex Patients Transform the Health System? (2014)

Healthcare Policy
Predicting Patients with High Risk of Becoming High-Cost Healthcare Users in Ontario (2014)

Nursing Leadership
Driving it Home: Leading with an Interprofessional Collaborative Team Approach in Home Care (2017)

World Health and Population
Are Non-Critical Medical Devices Potential Sources of Infections in Healthcare Facilities? (2014)




More | Add your conference 


  • Paula Corcoran-Jacobs to Chair, Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Council, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL
  • Mark Ferro to Canada Research Chair in Youth Mental Health, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Ravi Retnakaran to Chair, High Impact Diabetes Research, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto, ON
  • Dennis Giokas to Chief Information Officer, MedChart, Toronto, ON
  • Jennifer Archibald to Chief Financial Officer, QU Biologics, Vancouver, BC
  • Norman Rosenblum to Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, Ottawa, ON
  • Michelle Noble to Executive Director, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Isra Levy to VP Medical Affairs and Innovation, Canada Blood Services, Ottawa, ON

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