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PHO Grand Rounds: Making the case for chronic disease prevention: updated indicators and resources from a new CCO-Public Health Ontario report

This presentation provides an introduction to current estimates and data sources for chronic disease prevention in Ontario. The first half of the presentation reviews the main findings of a new report, The Burden of Chronic Diseases in Ontario: Key Estimates to Support Efforts in Prevention, jointly produced by CCO and Public Health Ontario. The report provides data and evidence to support health system planning, policy and program development for chronic disease prevention to increase health equity in Ontario. The second half of the presentation guides attendees through data sources and research used to develop estimates in the report, including estimates of the economic burden of chronic diseases and risk factors. 

Presenter(s): Maria Chu and Sarah Orr

Maria Chu is a Senior Policy Specialist in the Population Health and Prevention Unit at Cancer Care Ontario. Her work focuses on knowledge synthesis to support system-level cancer and chronic disease prevention activities. She completed a Master of Information Studies degree at the University of Toronto.

Sarah Orr is an Epidemiologist in the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention department at Public Health Ontario. She completed a PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto.


The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In order to receive written documentation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please check “Yes” beside the question “Do you require CME credits?” on the registration form.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Affiliate Members may count RCPSC credits toward their Mainpro+ credit requirements. All other CFPC members may claim up to 50 Certified credits per cycle for participation in RCPSC MOC Section 1 accredited activities.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

For more information or for a record of registration for other Continuing Education purposes, please contact events@oahpp.ca


Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or events@oahpp.ca.

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Published 22 Oct 2019