MacDonald elected president of the Public Health Association of BC

- Christine McLaren

Marjorie MacDonald (nursing), Canadian Institutes of Health Research Applied Public Health Chair in Public Health Education and Population Health Intervention Research, begins a two-year term as president of the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC). The association is a voluntary non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the public’s health by working to strengthen disease and injury prevention, health promotion and healthy public policy. This mission is fulfilled through education, research, advocacy and networking. PHABC was founded in 1953 and is a provincial branch of the Canadian Public Health Association. MacDonald aims to focus on enhancing community and civic engagement, promoting involvement of students and developing relationships with the new First Nations Health Authority of BC. She is an advisory council member of UVic’s new School of Public Health and Social Policy.

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