Community Paramedics Offer an Alternate Resource for Chronically Ill Patients: U of T Expert

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator, IHPME Can paramedics fill the gaps in primary care for chronically ill patients? Researcher and patient outcomes expert Katie Dainty, conducted a qualitative study of advanced training program EPIC, to find out. The idea behind the program which Dainty and her team of researchers designed,...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH launches first Operational Plan

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share with you the Faculty’s first Operational Plan. Click here to read the Operational Plan (2017-2020) First, a word on how we got here. One of the recommendations following the 2016-17 University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) was to develop an Operational Plan...

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DLSPH Blog – Integrating Health Systems because the Future of Health Care is Local

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 The majority of healthy living activities...

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Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers experience higher mortality rates: U of T researcher examines causes of death

By: Rebecca Biason, IHPME Communications & Events Coordinator Sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to die earlier than the general population, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers that examined the causes of death of Ontarians over a 14-year period. “Everyone deserves to live the same length...

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Almost all Ontarians accumulate multiple chronic conditions over their lifetime

By: Deborah Creatura, ICES Communications The number of Ontarians who died with two or more chronic conditions increased from 79.6 per cent in 1994 to 95.3 per cent in 2013, according to a new study from Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The...

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National Pharmacare: Serious Step in Right Direction for Canadians says IHPME Expert

By: Rebecca Biason, Events & Communications Coordinator, IHPME The potential for a national Pharmacare plan has been set in motion after the federal government announced the creation of a national advisory council on Pharmacare as part of the 2018-19 budget. While no funding has been attributed as yet, the creation...

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Major Players in Global Fight Against Cancer Joining Forces at Toronto Conference

By: Daniel Girard (University Health Network) & Leslie Shephard (St. Michael's Hospital) ​Some 300 delegates from more than 30 countries with one goal – joining in the global fight against cancer – met in Toronto today at the Toronto Global Cancer Control Conference, co-chaired by Professor Prabhat Jha. The conference will...

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Is it time to re-​think our “Canadian” health system?

U of T researchers publish Canadian health system series in The Lancet By: Rebecca Biason, Events & Communications Coordinator, IHPME Gregory Marchildon considers himself an older voice when it comes to Canadian health system scholarship so he was proud to be a co-author alongside leading female voices in Medicare policy analysis...

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Ontario Health Atlas illustrates growing socioeconomic inequity, resulting in unequal gains and losses in health over last 20 years

Ontario has made major progress towards reducing deaths due to circulatory, cancer and respiratory diseases, and more Ontarians are surviving into old age, but the gains experienced differ substantially across regions, according to public health policy researchers at the University of Toronto. Ontarians in health regions that include the greater...

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DLSPH Open: Ontario transparency legislation to impact researchers and clinicians

Dear colleagues, Many of you have heard that Ontario’s new transparency legislation will require industry to report their financial relationships with Ontario’s health-care system, including with health researchers and clinicians. The legislation is the Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, which is part of The Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients...

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