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Jean Bacon

Jean has been involved in the HIV/AIDS sector in Ontario since 1985. She has worked with stakeholder groups to develop health policies, public education programs and clinical and practice guidelines and to write HIV strategies for Ontario and Canada. As Director of Health Policy and KTE at the OHTN for 10 years, she worked closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, community-based HIV organizations and HIV clinics across Ontario to move evidence into practice. She is committed to improving services for people with and at risk of HIV.

Jean has also worked extensively on other health and social issues such as mental health and addiction services, public health programs and services, child and youth health, chronic disease management, palliative care, home care and long-term care, and health human resources planning.