Dr. Arlene King
(Inducted as an Honorary member in 2015)
Dr. Arlene King led Ontario’s public health sector as the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) from June 2009 to June 2014. She is an internationally recognized expert in public health, immunization, infectious diseases and pandemic/emergency preparedness.
She is a passionate advocate for public health at international, national, sub-national and community levels, and strongly believes that Public Health is Everyone’s Business, as outlined in her 2009 CMOH Annual Report to Ontario’s Legislative Assembly. In that report, she called on all levels of government to join in a renewed focus on prevention as the next evolution of health care. In her 2010 Annual Report, Health, Not Health Care – Changing the Conversation, Dr. King’s advice to government to improve health was to focus on developing healthy public policies. In 2013, she released Make No Little Plans - Ontario’s first public health sector strategic plan.