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Healthier Cities and Communities Hub website

One of the emerging strategic themes at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health is Healthier Cities and Communities. This theme encompasses education, research, knowledge translation and service activities focused on informing, designing and evaluating solutions for complex urban problems that impact population health. The Healthier Cities and Communities Hub...

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Within Reach of Everyone: The Birth, Maturity and Renewal of Public Health at U of T

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Prevention is the foundation of public health and Canada once boasted one of the strongest and most innovative public health systems in the world. Toronto in particular has a dramatic history of public health leadership, research and education, and this...

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Canadians support screening newborns for specific genetic conditions, but less enthusiastic about sequencing newborns’ genomes

While 94 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would participate in public health programs that screen newborns for a specific number of genetic conditions, only 80 per cent said they would be willing to participate in screening that would sequence their newborns’ genomes.Most newborns in North America have a...

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Alumni and Faculty Networking Event

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is hosting an alumni and faculty networking event on May 27, 2014 at the Canadian Public Health Association Conference. If you are planning on attending the conference, or if you will be in Toronto, we hope you will join us at the Sheraton...

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The Promise of Clinical Public Health Symposium

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is home to the only clinical public health division of its kind in the world. To kick-off strategic visioning for this new and exciting endeavor, Ross Upshur, Head of the Clinical Public Health Division, will moderate a lively discussion that explores the past,...

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Books, Bones and Broccoli

Public health students lead Nutrition and Aging Workshop at local libraryThe Toronto Public Library may seem like an unconventional venue to receive dietary advice, but Dalla Lana School of Public Health students turned a priority neighbourhood resource spot into a one-stop-shop for healthy eating advice.In fall 2013, second year Master...

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Global Health Q&A with Prabhat Jha

Global Health Author Q&A with Prabhat Jha, Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) In a feature for Now@NEJM, Global Health Review authors of all different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives answer questions about global health. Click here to read answers...

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Global Health at the DLSPH

Dear DLSPH Faculty, I am writing to clarify issues related to global health at the DLSPH and provide an update on what lies ahead. I apologize in advance for the length of this communication. I hope you will bear with me as I try to clear up some confusion as...

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Students who only smoke marijuana outperform classmates who smoke cigarettes and pot

It used to be that the kids out in the bushes smoking marijuana were the trouble makers, but new research shows that this group academically outperforms their peers who smoke both marijuana and tobacco.In one of the largest, long-term studies of substance co-use among teens, Dalla Lana School of Public...

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Welcome Mavic Galicia to DLSPH

The Dean’s Office would like to extend a big thank you to Palwasha Asey, scheduling assistant to Dean Howard Hu, for all of her hard work and dedication to the DLSPH. We wish her all of the best on her new adventure, as she welcomes a baby into her family.Maria...

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