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New Era for Schools and Programs of Public Health in Canada

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In Canada, in the last few years, there has been a very rapid expansion of programs and schools of public health in response to several crises or emergency situations. Provincial and national investigations convened after the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in Toronto in 2003 underlined important deficiencies in the institutional capacity of the public health system and the need to develop training of public health professionals and managers on a large scale.


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Correspondence to Richard Massé MD, MSc, FRCPC.

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Recommended Citation: Massé R, Moloughney B. New Era for Schools of Public Health in Canada. Public Health Reviews. 2011;33:277–88.

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