The Next 150 Conference: Increasing dialogue at U of T on colonization and health

By: Natalie Hope, MPH candidate in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, DLSPH The buzz of Canada 150 celebrations may be slowing, but dialogue about Canada’s colonial history is only picking up speed at the University of Toronto. And for good reason. It’s been almost two years since the Truth 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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Vernissage Health: Supporting Tomorrow’s Health Leaders

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Leadership in health care is required in today’s transformative and rapidly changing health system. Regardless of whether one is a clinician, manager, informatics specialist, policy advisor or researcher, being able to effectively lead and encourage system change as well as innovation is...

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Personal stories underscore Indigenous health symposium at U of T

By Hannah James, Reporter, U of T News Families grappling with intergenerational traumas resulting from the residential school system. Troubling experiences of homelessness. Distressing examples of racism in the health-care system. Personal stories – some of which were extremely emotional – were shared at the inaugural Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health's...

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Call for global action on life-​threatening fungal infections

Most of the students, faculty and staff at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health would agree that Professor Donald Cole is a fun guy. His cousin David Denning from the University of Manchester is a “fungi” too. Together they are tackling an emerging issue that the global health community...

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