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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Megan Saad helps develop training program to improve health care for transgender sexual assault survivors

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Megan Saad is helping to develop a training program to educate nurses on how to provide “trans-affirming” care to improve health services for trans persons who have experienced sexual violence. “Trans people in their most critical time of need are often unable to access supports due to poor treatment from...

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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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DLSPH welcomes Eric Ng as Associate Director of Nutrition and Dietetics MPH Program

Eric Ng took on a new role with the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as Associate Director of the MPH - Nutrition and Dietetics Program on August 7, 2018. Eric is a Registered Dietitian with more than 10 years’ experience in...

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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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Laura Rosella receives funding injection from Connaught Fund

Laura Rosella, associate professor of epidemiology at DLSPH, is receiving $250,000 to launch a global network to advance innovative research and training in predictive analytics to address pressing global population health challenges. Her project is one of four University of Toronto projects sharing almost $1 million in funding from this...

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DLSPH MPH Student Assists with Health Work-​Force Survey in Haiti with Canadian Medical NGO

By: Mary Rideout, Dr. Andrew Furey and Nicholas Moroz (MPH candidate, 2019) Nicholas Moroz, a DLSPH MPH Health Promotion student, spent a week this Summer supporting a Canadian medical relief initiative called Team Broken Earth (TBE) in Porte au Prince, Haiti. TBE is a Canadian orthopedic surgical NGO which has...

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