DLSPH Open: Intro to Public Health & Health Systems

Dear colleagues, Welcome to the 2017-18 Academic Year. For the 450 students beginning their studies at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) this fall, welcome to DLSPH Open, a bi-monthly message to our community that shares progress towards our shared vision, celebrates successes, and showcases our collective social...

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Care interrupted: Housing crisis pushing people into rural areas with already stretched health services

Health services in rural and remote areas are struggling to cope with an influx of people on low, fixed incomes moving to these areas, according to researchers at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. No longer able to survive in southern Ontario due to skyrocketing housing costs, these people...

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Personal stories underscore Indigenous health symposium at U of T

By Hannah James, Reporter, U of T News Families grappling with intergenerational traumas resulting from the residential school system. Troubling experiences of homelessness. Distressing examples of racism in the health-care system. Personal stories – some of which were extremely emotional – were shared at the inaugural Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health's...

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Call for global action on life-​threatening fungal infections

Most of the students, faculty and staff at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health would agree that Professor Donald Cole is a fun guy. His cousin David Denning from the University of Manchester is a “fungi” too. Together they are tackling an emerging issue that the global health community...

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DLSPH Blog – Premature Mortality Reduction Strategies in Canada and Abroad

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 Premature mortality — in Canada defined as death...

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DLSPH Open: DLSPH Brand Survey

Dear colleagues, In the last edition of DLSPH Open, I promised we would be launching a brand survey to broadly engage our students, faculty, staff and alumni to share their insights to help us shape our story. The DLSPH Brand Survey’s objective is to uncover issues and challenges facing the...

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DLSPH Blog – Community-​driven health system innovation

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 It’s hard to separate your health (or...

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U of T Public Health ranked fifth globally in 2017 Shanghai Rankings

Public health at the University of Toronto is ranked number five globally in a new ranking of academic subjects by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Also referred to as the Shanghai Rankings, the subject of public health at U of T, which has a home at the Dalla Lana...

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DLSPH Open: Communications & Branding

Dear colleagues, In the second edition of DLSPH Open, I’d like to tell you a bit more about my approach to communications and some new channels that I hope you’ll find time for moving forward. Together we can increase engagement and build a positive organizational culture by celebrating progress towards...

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Student Blog – A Call to Health Promoters across the Globe: We need to be Avid Listeners

DLSPH Student Blog By: Nadia Fazal, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences PhD Candidate; Collaborative Specialization in Global Health If we believe in health promotion then, I would argue, we also need to believe in supporting the voices of local communities to be heard and recognized. If we believe in equity...

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