OTTAWA, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association
acknowledges with gratitude the tremendous contribution of Dr. David
Butler-Jones as Canada's first Chief Public Health Officer. Under the
leadership of Dr. Butler-Jones, the Public Health Agency of Canada has
become an internationally recognized centre for population and public
health and an invaluable resource to public health in Canada. Canada's
success in responding to the H1N1 pandemic was due in large part to the
emphasis he put on ensuring that we were prepared to respond to public
health emergencies. As the face of public health in Canada, Dr.
Butler-Jones has spoken first and foremost for the needs of Canadians.
His annual reports to Parliament on the State of Public Health in
Canada have shone a spotlight on important issues such as health
inequality, priorities for a healthy future and the needs of older
Canadians and our youth.
CMA has had the pleasure of working with Dr. Butler-Jones and his staff
to advance public health in Canada. His leadership and thoughtful
council at the helm will be missed.
Dr. Anna Reid President, Canadian Medical Association
SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association
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