Setting the Racial Health Equity Agenda: Research, Reform and Advocate

DLPSH Student Blog By: Navita Singh, Anjum Sultana, Meena Bhardwaj & Eden Hagos March 21, 2016 is the International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. The same Assembly named the period 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent,...

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Alumni-​Student Mentorship Program Launches

The 2016 Alumni-Student Mentorship Program launched on February 9, 2016 at a Health Sciences building event that was attended by more than 60 students and alumni, both in person and via Skype. Now in its fourth year, the program — a partnership between the Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) and...

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Canada’s first ethnicity, culture and health course underway at Dalla Lana School of Public Health

One of the first ethnicity, culture and health course offered at a Canadian health sciences faculty teaches students to view culture as a facilitator, not just a barrier, to health. “Health professionals must be mindful of how ethnicity influences health and able to provide counsel that is reflective of personal...

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Toronto’s first peer cancer education program for black women improves awareness and screening

Public health researchers created a first-of-its-kind peer education project targeting black women to improve breast and cervical cancer awareness and screening for black women living in Toronto’s Malvern community. “There is a lot of silence in the black community. People think that cancer is not a black issue and many...

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VIDEO: Dean’s Leadership Series: Can we Innovate our way to a Sustainable Health System?

Watch the full presentation of the inaugural Dean's Leadership Series featuring keynote speaker Dr. David Naylor, University of Toronto President Emeritus, and an expert panel addressing the question: can we innovate our way to a sustainable health system? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axp5vy_Vg3c Panellists: André Picard, Globe and Mail columnist; Susan Fitzpatrick, Toronto Central LHIN...

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Two Public Health Professors Receive Canada Research Chairs

Examining and improving societal health with enhanced prevention strategies, equitable resource allocation and innovative policy design are the focus of two new Canada Research Chairs awarded to Dalla Lana School of Public Health professors. Assistant Professor Laura Rosella and Associate Professor Arjumand Siddiqi received Canada Research Chairs from the Tri-agency...

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New, online quality improvement course for personal support workers made possible by Closing the Gap Healthcare Group

Personal support workers (PSWs) across Ontario will soon have access to a comprehensive, online course on quality improvement – thanks to a generous donation from Closing the Gap Healthcare Group. The company has committed to contributing, over the next three years, to a new e-learning fund which will be administered...

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Dalla Lana School of Public Health hosts distinguished panel on health system innovation

An expert panel of thought leaders with distinctive viewpoints on Canada’s healthcare system met on February 3, 2016 at the University of Toronto to address the question: can we innovate our way to a sustainable health system? More than 350 students, alumni, faculty, staff and partners attended the event where...

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Professor Alex Jadad appointed Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation

Professor Alejandro (Alex) Jadad is the permanent Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation (IGHEI) as of January 1, 2016. His primary institutional home will shift from University Health Network and the Faculty of Medicine to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “This is an important...

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Public Health Alumni Association’s Annual General Meeting

On November 24, 2015, the Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Cameron Norman, PHAA Board President and Adjunct Lecturer at the School, discussed PHAA’s mentorship program that connects talented public health students with thriving alumni who are giving back to the school and making an impact...

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