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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Handing out naloxone doesn’t fix opioid crisis

Public health and bioethics researchers explore naloxone’s impact on health equity and access to care In the midst of a national opioid crisis, take-home naloxone programs have expanded rapidly. Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins recently announced that naloxone kits will be provided to fire...

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New Beginnings: U of T Researcher Explores How Olympic Athletes Experience Retirement

By: Rebecca Biason, Communications and Events Coordinator A qualitative study of 24 retired Olympic athletes from 12 different countries, found that experiences of failure and loss may actually help them adapt to a new retirement lifestyle and declining body. The study also sheds light on the concept of a retirement identity, something...

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Paul Dalla Lana commits second $20-​million gift to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Almost a decade after making a $20-million gift to establish the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Paul and Alessandra Dalla Lana are doubling down on their investment. Today, the couple announced they are making an additional $20-million gift to the school, located in the heart of Toronto’s innovation...

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Dr. Angela Mashford-​Pringle named Associate Director of the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle will be the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health’s Associate Director effective February 1, 2018. She will also begin an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at DLSPH. “I’m delighted to continue working in partnership with Angela to lead the Institute and...

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Researchers confirm link between flu and heart attack

By Deborah Creatura, ICES Chances of a heart attack are increased six-fold during the first seven days after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection according to a new study by researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Public Health Ontario (PHO). “Our...

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DLSPH Blog – Why prevention is key to health care sustainability

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 Last fall, Canada’s chief medical officers of health...

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