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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Q&A: Why Toronto needs supervised injection services

Across Canada and the United States, rates of overdose to opioid drugs, including Fentanyl, have sky-rocketed in recent years. The situation in British Columbia led the province to declare a public health emergency after 200 overdose deaths in the first four months of 2016.  And this past summer, the former...

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Professor Daniel Sellen pursues new opportunity with U of T’s Centre for Child Nutrition and Health

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health wishes Professor Dan Sellen success as he pursues a new opportunity with U of T’s Centre for Child Nutrition and Health as Director from January 1, 2017. “As our first Associate Dean of Research, Dan was a guiding force for the Faculty’s research...

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DLSPH scholars explore resilient and responsive health systems at global symposium

The DLSPH had an impressive showing at the fourth annual Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver from November 15-18, 2016 that was hosted by the Canadian Society for International Health. The conference theme was resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world and tackled a number of...

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Dr. Suzanne Stewart named Director of the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart is the new Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health as of January 1, 2017, following a search conducted by representative committee of Indigenous and DLSPH leaders facilitated by a firm specializing in recruiting for Indigenous academic positions. “I am delighted to welcome Suzanne to...

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Public health researchers launch first Canadian study on couples with different HIV statuses

December 1 is World AIDS Day — the longest-running global health day. Held every year since 1988, the date provides an opportunity for the world to show its support for people living with HIV and remember those who died. The University of Toronto has hosted World AIDS Day events since...

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DLSPH, IHPME Partner with City Of Barrie to Improve Population Health and Health System Sustainability

A new partnership between the University of Toronto and city of Barrie will provide a vehicle for innovative, collaborative efforts to improve community health. The partnership is called the Healthy Barrie project and includes the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Faculty of Medicine, the City of Barrie, the...

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Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero named Director of Office of Global Public Health Education and Training

Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero is the new Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training as of December 1, 2016 following a search conducted by a broadly representative DLSPH committee of global health experts that unanimously endorsed her appointment. “I am delighted to welcome Erica to this...

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VIDEO: Dean’s Leadership Series explores how public health can enable everyone have a good life until the last breath

On November 1, 2016, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in partnership with the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation hosted the second Dean’s Leadership Series to explore the provocative question: “A good death for all: what would it take?” Approximately 200 members of the U of T...

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