Making the case for supervised injection services

Five years after Associate Professor Carol Strike and Professor Ahmed Bayoumi said that Toronto would benefit from opening at least three supervised drug injection sites, their research is now influencing public health leaders and policy-makers to make safe-injection services available in the city. “We’ve been saying for a long time...

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Fast-​food “swamps” linked to greater diabetes risk

Canadians under the age of 65 have a greater risk of developing diabetes if they live near a high number of fast-food restaurants and few healthier dining options, known as fast-food swamps, according to researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The study, Relative and absolute availability of...

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A Future of Hope for Afghanistan: Researchers lead first systematic analysis of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and survival in Afghanistan

By Tanya Reid, Senior Communications Manager, Centre for Global Child Health A Countdown to 2015 case study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that despite conflict and poverty, Afghanistan has made reasonable progress The first comprehensive, systematic assessment of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and survival in Afghanistan over...

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Six public health and health services students receive Gordon Cressy Award

Three Dalla Lana School of Public Health and three Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the University of Toronto community on April 20, 2016. This year’s recipients include: Shannon Brent (MPH Epidemiology), Melissa...

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Professor Steven Narod receives prestigious Killam Prize

Congratulations to world renowned breast cancer researcher Steven Narod, who will receive the Killam Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts at a ceremony on May 3, 2016. Read more about the Killam Program. Narod is a Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a senior scientist at Women’s College Research Institute,...

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Professor Prabhat Jha receives CIHR Trailblazer Award

By: Marc Dodsworth, St. Michael’s Hospital The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded Dr. Prabhat Jha its inaugural Trailblazer Award in Population Health Solutions. The CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer award recognizes Dr. Jha’s exceptional policy and practice contributions to population health. Dr. Jha’s wide scope of research with health policy impact...

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Health Promotion students IMAGINE a better future for interprofessional health education

DLSPH Student Blog By: Anne Rucchetto, Fatima Mussa, Antu Hossain, & Anjum Sultana Healthcare is an ever-expanding field where various specialists — including public health professionals, physician and nurses — must work together to improve health for all.  All healthcare experts are interdependent and beneficiaries of one another’s success when...

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Dr. Xiaolin Wei named Associate Professor of Health Systems and Clinical Public Health in Asia

Dr. Xiaolin Wei is the Faculty’s first Associate Professor of Health Systems and Clinical Public Health in Asia  — a shared core faculty position with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Division of Clinical Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation — as of April...

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In the Loop: Zika virus

Two public health experts explain Zika virus within the global context at alumni event Two days following an announcement from the World Health Network Organization (WHO) that Ebola is no longer a public health emergency of international concern, two U of T public health leaders discussed the latest global infectious...

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Poverty is chief reason reported by youth for being on the street

Poverty is the most common reason reported by children and youth globally for why they were on the streets, according to a large international study led by a Dalla Lana School of Public Health researcher. It is estimated that there are tens to hundreds of millions of children and youth...

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