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You’re putting 20 or 25 children in very close proximity, indoors. And essentially anybody who might be harbouring a virus – which, you know, probably is happening all the time – if they’re coughing, sneezing, touching things, that virus is obviously much more likely to spread to some of their classmates.” Jeremy Friedman, head of pediatric medicine at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children discussing how to get ready for the flood of back-to-school illnesses


Chaoulli, Truly: A Supreme Irony by Steven Lewis (2008)
"...And lo and behold, that physician was none other than Jacques Chaoulli, the great champion of two-tier medicine who persuaded the Supreme Court to strike down Quebec's prohibition of private insurance for medically necessary services."

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Canada's Healthcare System on Trial

Back to School Anxiety

Why Worry about Bullying? (2011) by Debra J. Pepler, Jennifer German, Wendy Craig and Samantha Yamada
Effectiveness of School-Based Violence Prevention for Children and Youth: A Research Report (2011) by Robert G. Santos, Mariette J. Chartier, Jeanne C. Whalen, Dan Chateau and Leanne Boyd

The Challenge of Child and Youth Mental Health (2010) by Mary Jo Haddad and Michael Kirby

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

Honouring Peggy Leatt’s Innovative Leadership at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation — and beyond

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Dr. Edward Brown, CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
 There’s No Place Like Home: How to Build a Better, Patient-Centred Health System Using Virtual Care
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  • Nazira Jaffer to Executive Director, Bethell Hospice, Toronto, ON
  • Asim Masood to Chief Medical Officer, Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, ON
  • Janet McElhaney to Advisory Board, Institute for Indigenous People’s Health, Ottawa, ON
  • Lawrence Rosenberg to President and CEO, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
  • Robert Devitt to Supervisor, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Wallaceburg, ON
  • Terry Lake not to seek re-election in 2017, Government of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Laureen Duerksen to Health Director, Yale First Nations, Hope, BC
  • Jean-François Légaré to Chief of Cardiovascular, New Brunswick Heart Centre, Saint John, NB
  • Mark Hundert retires, National Director, Hay Group Health Care Consulting, Toronto, ON
  • Dennis Giokas to Board Director, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, ON
  • Darren Hay to Chief Revenue Officer for Care Angel,  Miami, FL
  • Donald A. Henderson, the eradicator of smallpox, died on Aug. 19 in Towson, Md. He was 87
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