Annabelle Wong immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biotechnology) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Public Health (Population Health) from Simon Fraser University. She is a firm believer that “health and well-being” is a complex and dynamic concept which closely links with biological, social, environmental, economic and political conditions. She is excited about advocating a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to improve health services, and raising awareness of healthy mind and healthy living.
Annabelle has worked in the area of health promotion, health research, project planning and evaluation for a number of years. Being able to speak three languages (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) allows her to work with people from different backgrounds especially immigrants from Asia. She has contributed her project management and health education experience to lead several health promotion initiatives for the Canadian Cancer Society, Ovarian Cancer Canada and Canadian Mental Health Association.
She also applied her research and analytical skills to improve the delivery of health services. She performed an environmental scan on online mental health resources for the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre; she evaluated school-based health programs for the Department of Health in Hong Kong; and recently, she led an organizational assessment for a joint project portfolio management initiative between the Northern Health Authority and the University of Northern British Columbia.
Annabelle is currently working in Northern Health Authority as an outcome analyst for clinical programs. She enjoys using process mapping to visualize the management and health practices within the Northern Health Authority for further quality improvement measures. She strongly believes that knowledge is power – sharing knowledge empowers individuals and organizations to create a better and healthier community.