I recently spoke at a national conference on The Art and Science of Knowledge Exchange on maximizing policy impact. The focus of the conference was on HIV/AIDS and I argued that key things needed by people with HIV/AIDS — from comprehensive health and related services, information to enable individuals to better manage their health care, […]
Rick Blickstead, CEO of Wellesley Institute, appeared before the budget committee today. He highlighted that the health and well-being of all Torontonians must be the priority of the City of Toronto when making important budget decisions. Budget decisions that result in the loss of secure jobs, reduce access to services that people rely on, and […]
Since the 1940s, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been the primary measure for how economies are performing. The trouble is that GDP is a blunt instrument. GDP is a composite index that tells us only how much an economy is producing – it is concerned only with growth and not the differences between good and […]
Canada is behind other countries in measuring the many dimensions of homelessness and precarious housing. This means it’s almost impossible to assess the scale of need, the appropriate resources that are required and to evaluate the impact of policy interventions. The Wellesley Institute commissioned housing policy expert Steve Pomeroy to start this critical conversation. Download: […]
The Toronto Community-Based Research Network and the Wellesley Institute invite you to an Author Talk by Elizabeth Whitmore and Karen Schwartz who will be presenting their new books about community-based research and activism: Activism That Works and Research For Social Justice.
In the summer of 2009 and 2010, 21 multi-cultural youth from St. James Town completed a Photovoice projectand disseminated their findings in a community forum that attracted the attention of news media. The goal of the arts-based project was to investigate the impact of neighbourhood on youth health and well-being.
Peer research is a powerful method to gain deep insights into important issues, but there is an inherent tension between two overarching goals of engaging people with lived experience, noted the Wellesley Institute’s Brenda Roche at today’s Peer Research Into Action forum.
Wellesley Institute has developed a number of workshops over the years on understanding policy environments and doing effective policy analysis and advocacy. Several modules were part of our community-based research series; the goal being to enable researchers and community organizations to maximize the policy impact of their research. Others were developed for particular purposes — […]
About the Network Web Site: Women and Gender Equity Knowledge Network Organizational Co-Hubs: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden | Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. Reports Unequal, Unfair, Ineffective and Inefficient Gender Inequity in Health: Why it exists and how we can change it Author(s): Gita Sen and Piroska Östlin Published: September 2007 Summary: This report provides […]
About the Network Web Site: Health Systems Knowledge Network Organizational Hub: Centre for Health Policy, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Reports Challenging Health Inequity through Health Systems Author(s): Lucy Gilson, Jane Doherty, Rene Loewenson and Victoria Francis Published: June 2007 Summary: This report introduces the concept of health systems as social determinants of […]