Spotlight on Canada’s health-​care system during Bernie Sanders’s visit to Toronto this weekend

By: Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, Associate Editor and Senior Reporter, UofTNews As he tries to build a movement for universal health care south of the border, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ much-anticipated trip to Toronto this weekend is meant to be a fact-finding mission on Canada’s health-care system. The most popular politician in America,...

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PHS Research & Practice Day 2017 winners

Important work, engaging presentations, tacking key issues. Congrats to all PHS Research & Practice Day winners! Poster: A scoping review: Understanding Canadian dialogue on vaccine injury compensation Poster: Sources of planetary health data: a practica in Eldoret, Kenya Poster: Seasonal dynamics of malaria in pregnancy in West Africa Poster: What...

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DLSPH Open: Equity, Diversity, and Excellence

Dear colleagues, The University of Toronto is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and has a variety of services and people dedicated to removing barriers and supporting the University community in fulfilling their academic, research and employment goals. As a world-leading school of public health, DLSPH has reaffirmed its commitment...

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DLSPH Blog – Diversity and Equity

 The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis.For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca It has always been my understanding that equity and social responsibility are core values of a School of Public Health.  And...

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National Fellowship Program provides PhD and Post-​doctoral students with health system experience

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health announced a $5.8 million investment in Health System Impact Fellowships and Training Modernization Start-Up grants, a new training model for health services researchers that provides post-doctoral fellows with the opportunity to take part in experiential...

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DLSPH Blog – Why Quality Matters

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca. A health-care system rooted in quality is one...

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You’ve got questions? We’ve got evidence.

By Geoff Koehler, Senior Communications Adviser, St. Michael’s Hospital Associate Professor Andrea Tricco will lead a Canada-wide alliance that answers health-care research questions submitted by policy makers, doctors and other clinicians, but also patients. “Any Canadian will be able to ask questions related to health care,” said Dr. Tricco, who is a scientist...

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India has avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005, new study concludes

Research is part of Million Death Study involving interviews with 100,000 homes where children died By: Leslie Shepherd, St. Michael’s Hospital India has avoided about 1 million deaths of children under age five since 2005, driven by significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus and measles, according to new...

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Higher levels of fluoride in urine associated with lower intelligence in children

Fluoride in the urine of pregnant women shows a correlation with lower measures of intelligence in their children, according to University of Toronto researchers who conducted the first study of its kind and size to examine fluoride exposure and multiple states of neurodevelopment. “Our study shows that the growing fetal...

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Care interrupted: Housing crisis pushing people into rural areas with already stretched health services

Health services in rural and remote areas are struggling to cope with an influx of people on low, fixed incomes moving to these areas, according to researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. No longer able to survive in southern Ontario due to skyrocketing housing costs, these people...

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