DLSPH Open: Welcoming 2020 with research successes, faculty growth and community engagement

Dear Colleagues, I hope everyone had a restful holiday break and is settling into the New Year. There are a number of exciting opportunities and events in the DLSPH community to kick off the winter term and I am pleased to provide an overview of a few of them. First,...

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DLSPH Open: Interdisciplinary Research Teams

Dear Colleagues, One of the most important components of our Academic Plan is to create and nurture clusters of experts that will tackle critical challenges in public health and health systems in partnership with colleagues across the School, University and health systems, locally and globally. Ultimately, we hope these Interdisciplinary...

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DLSPH Open: Mental Health at DLSPH

Dear colleagues, Over the last several months, mental health concerns were brought to the forefront at the University. I would like to acknowledge a number of individuals and initiatives that all members of our community can engage in to support their own — and each other’s — mental health and...

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DLSPH Open: Meet our four new faculty members

Dear colleagues, This summer, four stellar faculty members began academic appointments at the DLSPH. Growing our community of scholars creates exciting new learning opportunities for our graduate students, opens the door to interdisciplinary research discovery, and is critical to delivering on our Academic Plan. I am delighted to welcome and...

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DLSPH Open: Welcome Back!

Dear colleagues, It’s good to see the halls and elevators so crowded with people again! Welcome back to the faculty and students returning from fieldwork around the world or a well-deserved break. Welcome to our 13 new postdoctoral fellows and to our four newest faculty members: Roberta Timothy, SBHS Amaya...

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Health System Reform Must Include Physicians

Ontario has embarked on a bold experiment to transform care with a large focus on Ontario Health Teams or OHTs. At maturity, OHTs will be responsible for the full continuum of care within a community. As the Premier’s Council’s latest report suggests, OHTs should be able to provide an integrated...

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DLSPH Open: Improving Quality with the IDEAS Project

When we cut health budgets, quality inevitably crumbles. But what if we set out to improve quality – and end up saving money in the process? This is exactly what IHPME researchers at the IDEAS Project have found over the last few years when they helped teams to improve care...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH’s First-​Ever Academic Plan

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to announce that DLSPH’s first-ever Academic Plan has been approved by our School Council. This is the blueprint for our school’s guiding values and direction over the next five years. Many of you are already quite familiar with it, as the plan was forged through dozens...

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Patient engagement in research can improve health and the health system

CMAJ cover photo: building blocks of care

Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection of 17 innovative Demonstration projects – from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more – highlights the value of patient engagement in research. Engaging Patients in Health Research:...

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Dean Steini Brown among experts advising Ontario on health-​care policy

By:  Chris Sorensen, Communications Officer University of Toronto A health-care advisory council struck by the Ontario government will draw on the expertise of Professor Adalsteinn Brown, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The province said today Brown is among the members of the council, first revealed back in June, that will...

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