Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 100, Issue 2, pp 89–90 | Cite as

Thoughts from Scotland on the Challenge of Equitable Health Improvement

  • John Frank
100 Years of Public Health in Canada: Invited Commentary


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Frank
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  1. 1.CIHR Institute of Population and Public HealthCanada
  2. 2.Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and PolicyCanada
  3. 3.University of Edinburgh and University of Toronto Dept. of Public Health SciencesCanada

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