Canada-​Led Effort on Maternal and Child Nutrition Receives Partnership Award

by Jim Oldfield, Faculty of Medicine A global collaboration that includes the University of Toronto and spans dozens of organizations working toward better nutrition and health for women and children has been honoured with a Canadian partnership award. Enhancing Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal and Child Health (ENRICH) is a five-year...

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Fractured Families, Fractured Communities: Studying the Impact of Separation on Migrant Workers and Indigenous People

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH DLSPH researchers are studying the psychosocial impact of separation from one’s family and land by comparing the experiences of two population groups: Temporary foreign workers in Canada and Indigenous People who move to urban areas. “To our knowledge, nobody has ever conducted a study like this one before,” said Andrea...

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U of T Researchers receive 1.5 million to improve cancer screening among Indigenous People

by Rebecca Biason, IHPME In Canada, Indigenous people continue to face persistent health inequities, rooted in colonialism and racism. These issues extend to cancer and cancer screening in Ontario, where Indigenous persons report a lack of cultural safety and have worse outcomes from cancer. To improve cancer outcomes and address...

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Reclaiming the Kitchen: DLSPH Students Aim to Reduce Sexual Violence Stigma While Breaking Bread

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH The kitchen, a place long associated with gendered oppression, is being used to help address sexual violence among Afro-Caribbean teens. DLSPH students Amika Shah, Megan Saad and Mikahelia Wellington are hosting 12-week cooking sessions through the Women’s Xchange program to facilitate intergenerational discussions among...

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DLSPH Scientist Receives 2019 U of T Medicine Dean’s Alumni Awards

Mohammad Akbari, an Assistant Professor at DLSPH and Scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute, won the Faculty of Medicine’s Emerging Leader Award this year. As director of the Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory at Women's College Hospital, Professor Akbari leads The Screen Project, a study offering Canadians access to low-cost genetic...

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Large-​scale study seeks to increase access to mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers

By: Corporate Communications, Mount Sinai Hospital Up to one in five women experience depression and anxiety during the perinatal period (between pregnancy and one year postpartum period). Effective treatments, including ‘talk therapies’, exist but less than 20 per cent of women have access to care. Accessing appropriate care is challenging,...

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DLSPH Open: CPTP Transition & Increasing Equity and Inclusion

Dear colleagues, I’m pleased to provide updates on two important priorities for our community: the completed transition of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project into the DLSPH and the launch of an equity and inclusion climate review for the School. As of April 1, 2019, the DLSPH has assumed all...

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Q&A with Dr. Leo Trasande: Chemicals disrupting our hormones are making us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer

Register for PHAA’s In the Loop networking event on March 28 The DLSPH’s Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) will host Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician, professor and world-renowned researcher on March 28 at In the Loop, PHAA’s signature networking event for alumni to connect and reconnect with their peers at The...

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Accelerating Integrated Care Collaboration – The Launch of NACIC 2020

by Rebecca Biason, IHPME It was has been just over 10 years since Jodeme Goldhar an IHPME alumnus and adjunct lecturer, and Walter Wodchis, a professor at IHPME began working in earnest on approaches to integrated care, studying integrated delivery systems and trying to improve our understanding of how the health...

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U of T researcher on why Canadians need to care more about caregivers

By Rebecca Biason, IHPME Over 35% of Canada’s workforce are caregivers. The balancing act it takes to manage employment and caregiving responsibilities is not only detrimental to the Canadian economy with an estimated loss of $1.3 billion annually, it is also leading to negative health outcomes for the spouses, children, neighbours,...

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