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 February 28, 2017. This year’s recipients include: Linda Kachuri (PhD Epidemiology), Kathleen...

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Student Blog – Income Security: A Seat at the Table for Public Health

DLSPH Student Blog By: Adrina Zhong, Antu Hossain, Jaya Raghubir, Joy Dawkins, & Rachel McGihon Co-chairs of the 9th Annual DLSPH Student-Led Conference Income is arguably the determinant of all determinants of health. It has far-reaching impacts on the quality of life and is pervasive over the life-course. That’s why a...

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Racism: The Missing Social Determinant of Health

By: Liam Mitchell, Associate Director of Communications, Faculty of Medicine. Doctors and public health practitioners have long known that the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age have a profound impact on their health. They refer to those factors as the social determinants of health. But there...

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Think Afro-​Pink!

Mid-way through Black History Month, approximately 15 mother-daughter pairs will dance their way to better breast health at Think Afro-Pink, a breast cancer awareness event on February 17, 2017 at U of T’s Hart House hosted by public health researchers. Participating in a Zumba class is a fun way to...

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U of T collaborates with public sector and community partners to make Toronto communities healthier

From promoting healthy relationships among newcomer and second generation teens to harnessing the “hustle” of unemployed youth, a series of community-building projects across Toronto will showcase their impact on February 10, 2017 at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “Globally, people living in urban areas are facing health inequities...

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U of T home to first North American academic hub for health system comparison

The University of Toronto is the first academic hub of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO), which held its launch event on February 6, 2017 at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME). “Canada has one of the most decentralized health system models in...

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Professor Eileen de Villa appointed Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health

By: Wynna Brown, Strategic Communications, City of Toronto On January 31, 2017, Toronto City Council approved the appointment of Dr. Eileen de Villa as Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health as of March 27, 2017. "I'm very pleased with the appointment of Dr. de Villa," said Mayor John Tory. "Public health matters...

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Dr. Barry Pakes reflects on first year as Nunavut’s deputy chief medical officer of health

By Jim Oldfield, Writer, Faculty of Medicine Dr. Barry Pakes has been Nunavut’s deputy chief medical officer of health for almost a year. “It's hard to create comprehensive solutions to complex health problems when you're constantly putting out fires,” says Pakes, an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of...

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Student Blog: President Donald Trump’s implications for public health

DLSPH Student Blog By: Michelle Amri, MPA, PhD student Today, Donald Trump will become President of the United States of America. Throughout the presidential election process, Trump became infamous for his voluble election promises. While he did not make many commitments directly referencing public health, many of his pronouncements can provide...

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Nutrition students create recipe planning tool for Toronto women’s drop-​in centres

If a truck-load of kale was delivered to a regular Toronto restaurant chef, it would be next to impossible for them to sell enough salads to exhaust their inventory, but that’s exactly what chefs at a local Toronto women’s drop-in centre do every week. To help chefs at Sistering drop-in...

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