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the new carrfs

 

INTERIM CORE LEADERSHIP TEAM

The participants of the CARRFS January 2016 Innovation Summit established an Interim Core Leadership Team's which main tasks are to establish the New CARRFS' governance structure, develop a business plan and secure sustainable funding. In early Fall 2016, their work will be presented to the membership-in-large during a 1/2 day virtual meeting. The members of the group are: 

  • Jostein Algroy, Senior Analyst, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
  • Gail Butt, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, British Columbia
  • Bernard Choi, Senior Research Scientist, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario
  • Douglas Dover, Senior Methodologist, Surveillance and Assessment, Alberta Ministry of Health, Alberta
  • Deena Hinshaw, Lead Medical Officer of Health for Public Health Surveillance and Infrastructure, Publication, Public and Aboriginal Health, Alberta Health Service, Alberta
  • Michael King, Epidemiologist, Sudbury & District Health Unit, Ontario
  • Gayatri (Gaya) Jayaraman, Chief, Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario
  • Yoshiha Perera, Health Promoter/ Knowledge Translator, Ontario
  • Céline Plante, Scientific Adviser, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Quebec
  • Ruth Sanderson, Manager, Analytic Services, Public Health Ontario, Ontario
  • Jat Sandhu, Regional Director, Public Health Surveillance Unit, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, British Columbia
  • Kate Semolina, Project Manager, Observatory for Population and Public Health BC, British Columbia
  • Larry Svenson, Director, Epidemiology and Surveillance, Alberta Health, Alberta

WORKING GROUPS

Six new Working Groups was established during the CARRFS January 2016 Innovation Summit. They are:

 

Scientific Conference: To plan for the 2017 CARRFS face-to-face Conference.

  • Bernard Choi (Chair), Senior Research Scientist, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario
  • Deena Hinshaw, Lead Medical Officer of Health for Public Health Surveillance and Infrastructure, Publication, Public and Aboriginal Health, Alberta Health Service, Alberta
  • Drona Rasali, Director, Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology, BC Provincial Health Services Authority, Population and Public Health Program, British Columbia
  • Ruth Sanderson, Manager, Public Health Ontario, Ontario

Environmental Scan: To conduct a situational analysis of who is doing what in surveillance in Canada. 

  • Jat Sandhu (Chair), Regional Director, Public Health Surveillance Unit, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, British Columbia
  • Elaina MacIntyre, Epidemiologist Specialist in Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario, Ontario
  • Drona Rasali, Director, Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology, BC Provincial Health Services Authority, Population and Public Health Program, British Columbia
  • Freda Burkholder, Manager, Public Health Capacity and Knowledge Management, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario
  • Kate Smolina, Project Manager, Observatory for Population and Public Health BC, BC Centre for Disease Control, British Columbia
  • Deena Hinshaw, Lead Medical Officer of Health for Public Health Surveillance and Infrastructure, Publication, Public and Aboriginal Health, Alberta Health Service, Alberta
  • Gayatri (Gaya) Jayaraman, Chief, Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario

Data Visualization: To conduct a data visualization project for surveillance.

  • Hussain Usman, Director, Surveillance and Reporting, Alberta Health Services, Alberta
  • Douglas Dover, Senior Methodologist, Surveillance and Assessment, Alberta Ministry of Health, Alberta
  • Ruth Sanderson, Manager, Public Health Ontario, Ontario
  • Drona Rasali, Director, Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology, BC Provincial Health Services Authority, Population and Public Health Program, British Columbia

Risk Factor Surveillance System: To share risk factor surveillance knowledge and infrastructure with a goal to support provinces and expand their local/regional surveillance systems. 

  • Lynne Russell, Ontario Coordinator, Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System (RRFSS), Ontario
  • Michael King, Epidemiologist, Sudbury & District Health Unit, Ontario
  • Douglas Dover, Senior Methodologist, Surveillance and Assessment, Alberta Ministry of Health, Alberta
  • Bradley Osmond, Health Planner, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Nova Scotia
  • Cameron McDermaid, Epidemiologist, Ottawa Public Health, Ontario
  • Jostein Algroy, Senior Analyst, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario

Communications/Website/Social Media/Newsletter/Membership: To provide a communication platform for CARRFS members.

  • Jostein Algroy (Chair), Senior Analyst, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
  • Yoshi Perera, Health Promoter/ Knowledge Translator, Ontario

Webinars: To conduct a needs survey of CARRFS members for webinar topics and speakers

  • Elaina MacIntyre, Epidemiologist Specialist in Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario, Ontario

 

Existing working group:

Surveillance Innovation Writing Group: This group has been working on a scientific article since May 2013 and currently are not open for new members.

All Working Groups need new Members.

Please contact CARRFS and take part of the transformation of Health Surveillance in Canada.