Claire Betker
Scientific Director
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health


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Bio Brief

Claire arrived on March 4, 2019, as the NCCDH’s scientific director. A registered nurse, she was most recently the acting Executive Director of the Population and Public Health Branch with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. Her career has included roles in rural public health and home health, primary health care, a regional health authority and the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as previously serving as a senior knowledge translation specialist with the NCCDH. Claire is currently the president of the Canadian Nurses Association and a past president of the Community Health Nurses of Canada. Her PhD work focused on the capacity for public health leadership to advance health equity, a knowledge base that greatly informs her contributions to the NCCDH and the public health field. Claire brings a wealth of expertise, rich networks and a passion to translate knowledge and evidence, especially to position public health to advance health equity.

Other Highlights:

Bioethics Seminar Series: Getting to Know Your Patient’s Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)

Bioethics Seminar Series: Getting to Know Your Patient’s Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)  Features TRP Student & Respiratory Therapist, Eric Rotgaus Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Black History Month: How to get involved

In honour of Black History Month, the AntiRacism Commitee would like to highlight some key resources and events occurring over the next few weeks. If you have any questions feel free to email the team at February 2021 Innovation Hub Resources...

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