ConnectingMINDS: Public health grad developing online peer navigation platform for young people with serious mental illness and their caregivers

Clayo Laanemets understands first-hand why serious mental illnesses — including schizophrenia spectrum disorder, affective psychosis and borderline personality disorder — are among the leading causes of disability worldwide. She’s determined to improve the health and quality of life for people living with these mental health disorders and their families. “As...

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Kenyan visiting scholar Grace Wambura Mbuthia reflects on DLSPH experience

When Grace Wambura Mbuthia arrived at DLSPH in September 2017 as a visiting scholar, she planned on auditing a qualitative research course, using the University of Toronto’s ample library resources to finish her thesis and honing her research skills with faculty mentor support. She didn’t realize how her visit would...

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Evaluating Health Impacts of Brazil’s Physical Education Programs: U of T Visiting Scholar

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME In the city of Recife in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, physical activity programs are on the rise as part of a health promotion strategy supported by both the Federal and Municipal governments. But are they working effectively to manage population health?...

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Improving Health Outcomes in Canada’s North: A Practicum Experience

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME With the summer sun shining an average twenty-two hours a day in Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories, alongside its scenic and rural landscape and slightly cooler temperatures, it would be easy for one to think of this northern region as vastly...

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DLSPH Open: Reflecting on our brand story

Dear colleagues, Over the last year, our community has been deeply engaged in figuring out how to tell our shared story – who we are, why we do the work we do, and our unique edge in improving health and health systems in Canada and globally. Referred to as the...

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Motorcycle Crashes Five Times More Deadly Than Car Accidents

Motorcycle accidents caused three times the injuries, ten times the severity, six times the medical cost, and five times the deaths as car accidents, U of T researchers found in a recent study. "We know that the additional risk associated with driving a motorcycle has not translated into improvements in...

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Dr. Cesar Victora: Think Locally, Act Globally

On October 25, 2017, DLSPH's Office of Global Public Health, Education and Training hosted Dr. Cesar Victora for the 2017 The John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health. His talk was titled: Think Locally, Act Globally: How research carried out in Pelotas contributed to equitable global policies. https://youtu.be/4B5UMYrvasI Dr. Victora...

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Global death study gets support to expand from Connaught Global Challenge Award

By Jennifer Robinson How and why we die are questions that hold a lot of meaning for Prabhat Jha. With support from this year’s Connaught Global Challenge Award, Jha is leading an interdisciplinary team to expand the collection of mortality statistics and develop innovative new tools to analyse the data for...

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Celebrating U of T health innovation

By Elaine Smith Three University of Toronto entities celebrating anniversaries this year have made major contributions in narrowing the gap between research and impact, making health care accessible to everyone, and improving health worldwide. The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Connaught Laboratories (now Sanofi Pasteur Canada), the 90th...

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DLSPH Open: Anniversaries, Student & Alumni Engagement, Renewing our Story

Dear colleagues, Like many of you, I’m in the midst of teaching, conferences and a slew of activities that make for a full calendar, but it’s fantastic to see members of our community coming together at our various events and celebrations. We have lots about which we should be proud....

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