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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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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Majority of 200,000 deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico are preventable

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Deaths due to communicable diseases, transport injuries, drowning and childhood cancers are common for children in all four countries By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital Most deaths of children aged five to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico arise from preventable or treatable conditions, suggests a new study published today...

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U of T’s leading bioethics centre to design ethical artificial intelligence for health

Partnership between Joint Centre for Bioethics and AMS Healthcare to shape the future of artificial intelligence in Canada’s health system By: Nicole Bodnar A new partnership with AMS Healthcare is supporting the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) accelerate knowledge and inform practice on ethical artificial intelligence (AI)...

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Achieving World-​Class Health Outcomes on a Shoestring

by Françoise Makanda, DLSPH Which is the best-integrated health network in the world? Experts should look no further than Colombia says Professor Alex Jadad. He believes that an initiative in this South American country is an example of what can happen when diverse entities come together with shared values, inspired...

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Depression and anxiety affect about one in five. How do we help the person who could be affected in the cubicle next to us? By Alison Motluk for U of T Magazine Cheryl Oldham (BSc 1987) was in her mid-30s when she had what she thought was a heart attack. She...

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U of T study finds long-​term success in reducing unnecessary antibiotics prescriptions in China

Clinical public health researchers use implementation science to shape global policy change By: Nicole Bodnar Primary care physicians in China have reduced unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for children with upper respiratory tract infections by one third — an important step to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally — according to a new...

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Ross Upshur elected Hastings Fellow

Professor Ross Upshur — internationally recognized primary care, public health and bioethics expert —was elected a Hastings Center Fellow on January 30, 2019. As the only Canadian of 18 new Hastings Center Fellows, Upshur joins a group of outstanding academics whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of...

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