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Making Children the Priority: Early Childhood Development in Priority Neighbourhoods

 


The Health Neighbourhoods initiative examines information for 50 Health Neighbourhoods in Durham Region to better understand patterns of health in our communities. The ultimate goal is to support strong, safe and equitable neighbourhoods that improve the health and well-being of all residents.

 

 

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Dr. Robert Kyle
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Past President/ ex officio

 Dr. Robert Kyle has been the Commissioner & Medical Officer of Health for the Regional Municipality of Durham since 1991. He obtained his medical degree and Master of Health Science degree from the University of Toronto. He is a certificant in the Specialty of Community Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and holds a certificate in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Robert is an active member of many provincial and regional health organizations. For example, he is currently Chair of the Durham Nuclear Health Committee; past Chair of the Port Hope Community Health Centre; and Past-Chair of the Public Health Ontario Board of Directors. Robert is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Preventive Medicine, and is a former Medical Officer of Health for the Peterborough County-City Health Unit and Associate Medical Officer of Health for the Borough of East York Health Unit. He is also an Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. 

 

 

 

 

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