Canadian Journal of Public Health publishes GSL paper on Canada’s Chief Medical Officers of Health

June 12, 2018
Article

GSL’s Director Steven Hoffman, Associate Director Patrick Fafard, and two former Research Assistants, Brittany McNena and Agatha Suszek, published an article in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, titled “Contested roles of Canada’s Chief Medical Officers of Health.”

The article discusses the ways in which the roles and responsibilities of Canada’s Chief Medical Officers of Health (CMOH) are often contested, and analyzes public health legislation across Canada that governs the CMOH role. The authors discover that CMOH roles and responsibilities differ considerably across Canada, and recommend that governments find a way to clarify the mandate of their CMOHs. Read the full article here.