Care interrupted: Housing crisis pushing people into rural areas with already stretched health services

Health services in rural and remote areas are struggling to cope with an influx of people on low, fixed incomes moving to these areas, according to researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. No longer able to survive in southern Ontario due to skyrocketing housing costs, these people...

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Vernissage Health: Supporting Tomorrow’s Health Leaders

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Leadership in health care is required in today’s transformative and rapidly changing health system. Regardless of whether one is a clinician, manager, informatics specialist, policy advisor or researcher, being able to effectively lead and encourage system change as well as innovation is...

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Personal stories underscore Indigenous health symposium at U of T

By Hannah James, Reporter, U of T News Families grappling with intergenerational traumas resulting from the residential school system. Troubling experiences of homelessness. Distressing examples of racism in the health-care system. Personal stories – some of which were extremely emotional – were shared at the inaugural Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health's...

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DLSPH Blog – Premature Mortality Reduction Strategies in Canada and Abroad

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca Premature mortality — in Canada defined as death...

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“We were always hungry”: Severe hunger at residential schools linked to current health issues of Indigenous peoples in Canada

The severe hunger and malnutrition that many Indigenous children suffered at Canadian residential schools has contributed to Indigenous peoples’ elevated risk of obesity and diabetes, according to University of Toronto public health and anthropology professors. “Hunger has always been central to survivors’ accounts of their residential school experiences and we...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH Brand Survey

Dear colleagues, In the last edition of DLSPH Open, I promised we would be launching a brand survey to broadly engage our students, faculty, staff and alumni to share their insights to help us shape our story. The DLSPH Brand Survey’s objective is to uncover issues and challenges facing the...

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DLSPH Blog – Community-​driven health system innovation

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca It’s hard to separate your health (or...

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U of T Public Health ranked fifth globally in 2017 Shanghai Rankings

Public health at the University of Toronto is ranked number five globally in a new ranking of academic subjects by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Also referred to as the Shanghai Rankings, the subject of public health at U of T, which has a home at the Dalla Lana...

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DLSPH Open: Communications & Branding

Dear colleagues, In the second edition of DLSPH Open, I’d like to tell you a bit more about my approach to communications and some new channels that I hope you’ll find time for moving forward. Together we can increase engagement and build a positive organizational culture by celebrating progress towards...

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New report finds Ontario youth are exposed to significantly more tobacco in movies than U.S. youth

Public health researchers have long advised the Ontario Film Review Board to give movies featuring tobacco smoking an “18A rating,” but a new report by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) finds that not only has the board sustained its inadequate performance in protecting youth from onscreen tobacco exposure, Ontario...

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