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Dr. Jennifer Cram, Regional Medical Officer of Health, Western Zone

Dr. Jennifer Cram, Regional Medical Officer of Health, Western Zone

Jennifer “Jenni” Cram joined the provincial Public Health team in January 2019 as Regional Medical Officer of Health, Western Zone. During the pandemic she has been involved in the supporting Covid Response Team, school outbreaks, LTC outbreaks, DHW testing strategy, DHW Public Health measures table, shelter and transition house policy and engagement. Her home base is in Annapolis Royal.

What do you think PH staff should know about you/your role?

After a long pandemic response, I am looking forward to restarting full scope Public Health practice. The work of all our Public Health teams will be so incredibly important to rebuilding after this very challenging time. Reconnecting and/or getting to know each other is an important first step for me.

What is a ‘fun fact’ about you?

I have three young kids, and with the youngest to start pre-primary this fall, we are coping with our relative ‘empty nest’ by welcoming our first pet and fur baby - a new puppy.

What’s your favorite part of working for PH?

What’s your favorite part of working for PH? Where to start? There’s always something new and in need of quick response, which keeps the work fresh and interesting. In contrast, the Public Health vision is rooted in prevention and equity, which means opportunities to be part of mobilizing change that may have impact for generations. Lastly, the work and vision of Public Health is achieved only through people, teams, and collaboration, which provides so many great opportunities to meet people, understand different perspectives, and create new partnerships.

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