DLSPH and UHN Launch Health Policy Blog

Medical Files

By: Dr. Kevin Smith and Professor Adalsteinn Brown Like every other domain of science, health care leaders must manage the onslaught of new evidence and insight. The number of papers published each month that describe what to do or what not to do to improve health care would overwhelm even...

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Patient engagement in research can improve health and the health system

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Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection of 17 innovative Demonstration projects – from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more – highlights the value of patient engagement in research. Engaging Patients in Health Research:...

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U of T experts, including IHPME’s Beate Sander, help lead new pan-​Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network

by Rebecca Biason, Events & Communications Coordinator, IHMPE Today, Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced a $4 million investment in the first-ever Pan-Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN) that will bring together researchers from over 40 universities across the country, as well as patients, public health experts and representatives from communities living...

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U of T leading a new training program to strengthen Ontario’s public health workforce

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Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change aims to improve professional skills in health equity, population health assessment and effective public health practice Earlier this spring, the University of Toronto received a $1-million Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health-and Well-Being grant to support a comprehensive training program to improve...

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DLSPH Blog – Why U of T is launching a public health-​led Immunization Research and Education Centre

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph[at]utoronto.ca Immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions that saves millions of lives every year from infectious disease...

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DLSPH remembers Professor Victor Marshall

The University of Toronto community is mourning Professor Victor W. Marshall, an internationally renowned sociologist and professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, who passed away on August 18, 2018. “The University of Toronto has lost a dedicated mentor and friend,”...

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From Community-​based to Acute Care: The Shifting Targets of the Aging At Home Strategy

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Many seniors who have chronic conditions do not require acute care attention, and in order to keep them out of hospital and in their own homes, community care programs have popped up across the province to better support their needs. The Aging at Home Strategy,...

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Lower rates of breast reconstruction surgery in Ontario and barriers to access explored by IHPME PhD student

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Not all breast cancer patients across the province of Ontario have equal access to breast reconstruction surgery, with only 7.6% of patients in Ontario undergoing the procedure between 2004 and 2010.  U of T PhD student and Vanier Scholar Helene Retrouvey is leading a...

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Summer institute trains global scholars in mortality measurement

DLSPH hosts QES-SAVE Global Summer Institute to build mortality measurement systems and improve health research capacity Earlier this summer, DLSPH’s Office of Global Public Health Education and Training in partnership with the Centre for Global Health Research hosted the first Queen Elizabeth Scholars-Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (QES-SAVE) Research Summer...

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Improving the Health and Well-​Being of Women: MSc Student Maria Cusimano one of 10 distinguished Women’s Health Scholars

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Maria Cusimano, a Master’s student in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s Clinical Epidemiology program, is a recipient of the 2018-19 Women’s Health Scholars Award presented by the Council of Ontario Universities, recognizing research that...

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