Dr. Bob Gardner, the Wellesley ‘s Institute’s Director of Policy and Research and a leading authority on health equity, gave expert testimony to the Senate of Canada’s Subcommittee on Population Health—outlining a practical and pragmatic 12-point plan to reduce the gaps in health outcomes between upper and lower-income Canadians. The testimony was webcast live and archived on the Senate of Canada site. A copy of Dr. Gardner’s speaking notes are attached. For more information, and to arrange an interview, please contact Aerin Guy, the Wellesley Institute’s Manager of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bob Gardner
Bob Gardner is Director of Policy at the Wellesley Institute, an independent non-profit research and policy think tank on urban population health. He researches, writes and speaks widely on health equity policy; works with governments, LHINs, service provider networks and community partners to develop effective strategies and action plans to enhance health equity; and has served on many health policy advisory forums, working groups and boards. Bob has a PhD in sociology; has been an academic, public sector executive and consultant; and has been a community activist on HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and other issues