Seven public health and health services students receive Gordon Cressy Award

Four Dalla Lana School of Public Health and three Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the University of Toronto community earlier this spring. This year’s recipients include: Sarah Buchan (PhD Epidemiology), Madeleine Bondy...

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Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world

Increasing cigarette prices would add to years of life lived, and cut billions of dollars in treatment costs for families globally By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world, while also cutting health treatment costs...

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OTRU publishes 2017 Smoke-​Free Ontario Strategy Monitoring Report

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit published the 2017 Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Monitoring Report on Wednesday March 28, 2018. Click here to download the report This report presents evaluative information about the activities and results of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy and describes Strategy infrastructure and interventions, analyzes population-level changes, and explores...

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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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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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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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