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Evidence has identified that system-level efforts to modify risk at a population level often have a greater impact than efforts to change behaviours in one individual at a time. This webinar presents Cancer Care Ontario’s inaugural Prevention System Quality Index, reporting on 15 system-level indicators spanning seven domains for cancer prevention: tobacco, alcohol, healthy eating, physical activity, environment, ultraviolet radiation and cancer screening. Monitoring and evaluating system-level efforts and the policies and programs that shape them will help to prioritize areas for system improvement.
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Presenters: Maria Chu, Julie Klein-Geltink and Rebecca Truscott
Maria Chu is a Senior Policy Specialist in the Population Health and Prevention Unit at Cancer Care Ontario, with five years of experience in knowledge synthesis in public health. She completed a Master of Information Studies degree at the University of Toronto.
Julie Klein-Geltink is the Group Manager, Population Health within the Population Health and Prevention Unit at Cancer Care Ontario, with 12 years of experience as an epidemiologist in a variety of government agency and research settings specializing in health services research and evaluation (including performance measurement) and cancer surveillance and control. She holds a Masters of Health Science (Community Health & Epidemiology) degree from the University of Toronto.
Rebecca Truscott is the Group Manager, Prevention Policy and Stakeholder Engagement at Cancer Care Ontario, where she has worked for almost ten years. Her role includes the development of evidence-based programs and policy recommendations that promote health. Rebecca is a registered dietitian and holds a Master of Health Science in Community Nutrition from the University of Toronto.
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