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Strategic Plan & Initiatives

The DLSPH 2012-15 Strategic Plan, launched in April of 2012, provided the framework for the School’s activities for the next three years. It was the outcome of a broad consultation with faculty, learners, staff and key external stakeholders.

The Plan laid out a new general vision, mission and a set of strategic directions with provided goals and proposed actions for each direction.  It builds on the School’s strengths and is designed to enhance DLSPH’s leadership in education, interdisciplinary public and population health research, and knowledge creation and exchange.  A renewed emphasis on partnerships provides new opportunities for academic and research collaborations—locally, nationally and internationally.

Simultaneously, in partnership with leadership of the University and the Faculty of Medicine, the DLSPH began the process of becoming a stand-alone Faculty.  This process was completed on July 1, 2013, when, following approval by the University of Toronto’s Governing Council, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health became the first new Faculty at the University in 15 years

Dalla Lana Strategic Plan 2012 -2015 PDF

The plan remains a vibrant foundation on which DLSPH has begun a process of developing and implementing major new initiatives please see Major New Initiatives.

Also for Reference: The DLSPH CRTF Interim Report Rev. Nov 2nd 2012

Major new initiatives

With the arrival in July of 2012 of the new Director, Howard Hu, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D., the DLSPH began a series of consultations and initiatives that build off of the fruits of the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan.  Chief among them have been the development of 3 major new initiatives that build off the deep “bench strength” that DLSPH has in each of the basic public health disciplines, embrace the values set forth in the Strategic Plan, and capitalize on existing research and training assets.  These initiatives, which are broad and synergistic, capture a long-term vision of where DLSPH will be particularly effective as a leader in academic public health in Canada and the world.  Simultaneously, in partnership with leadership of the University and the Faculty of Medicine, the DLSPH began the process of becoming the first new stand-alone Faculty in the University of Toronto in 15 years.  The process, which involved a strategic analysis of the DLSPH’s potential for growth and advancement, was completed in the Spring of 2013 and following approval by the University’s Governing Council , the School became a Faculty on July 1, 2013.

NEW!!  Read the Report on DLSPH-IHPME Steering Group: Report on the Deliberations of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation Steering Committee.

Read the Proposal to Become a Faculty and the Strategic Visioning Planning Document (of the 3 major new initiatives) here: Proposal to Become a Faculty.

Read our Document on: Strategic Visioning Planning Document.