Targeting each of the four types of opioid-​related stigma can bring health policy and social change

By: Nicole Bodnar U of T researchers have identified four types of opioid-related stigma that depend on a variety of factors, including the context of opioid use, the social identity and networks of the person who is consuming the opioid, and what type of opioid is being consumed, including prescribed...

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Why do we need sustainable health care? – Launch of Centre for Sustainable Health Systems at U of T aims to tackle climate change through the organization and delivery of care

by Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator at IHPME Climate change is happening, and it threatens our health. More than 5% of Canada’s overall carbon footprint is generated by the health care system, and for Fiona Miller, a professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), the...

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Tracking Global Health Improvements with New Method to Count the Dead

by Françoise Makanda, Communications Officer at DLSPH Getting a snapshot of a country’s health statistics is as easy as using simple causes of death and disability surveys with open-source data. Best of all, the method is low cost and reproducible. Professor Prabhat Jha did just that with his National Burden...

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Mourning the loss of former IHPME Chair and a leader in health management education – Dr. Peggy Leatt

The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Dalla Lana School of Public Health community are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Peggy Leatt, former chair of the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and a much-valued educator. Dr. Leatt had a tremendous impact on...

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Remembering Dr. Jay Keystone (1942-​2019)

“That’s the sad thing with life, There’s people always leavin’ just as other folks arrive” -- Josh Ritter The DLSPH community mourns Dr. Jay Keystone — a giant in the worlds of tropical medicine, travel medicine, public health and medical education — who died on September 3, 2019 after a...

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DLSPH Remembers Professor Kang Laiyi

The DLSPH community mourns Professor Kang Laiyi — an internationally recognized researcher in HIV, AIDS and infectious disease — who died on October 5, 2019 at the age of 84. “Dr. Kang was a visionary who was at the forefront of promoting global collaboration as key to effectively dealing with...

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IHPME welcomes new acting director, Audrey Laporte

As the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) bids a fond farewell to outgoing Interim Director Rhonda Cockerill and wishes her well on her retirement, we are very pleased to welcome our current acting director Audrey Laporte, who has been with IHPME since 2001 as a faculty member and...

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U of T Opens Groundbreaking Centre to Strengthen Vaccine Confidence Through Collaboration

By Heidi Singer, Director of Communications at DLSPH The Dalla Lana School of Public Health today launched The Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, an interdisciplinary hub of academic research and educational practice, with experts drawn from across U of T, to better understand and address the growth of preventable illnesses....

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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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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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