As I do every weekend I read both the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail newspapers. An interesting article appeared in the Sunday Star in the ideas section- The bestsellers for real! The article detailed a new, more reliable way of tracking the bestselling books in the country. One book stood out for me that […]
Planning for next year’s Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) 10th anniversary conference, April 11-14, 2007 in Toronto is underway! We are delighted to be a partner in the CCPH conference, the first held in Canada. For those of you not familiar with CCPH, the organization is a leading champion in the U.S. for promoting health […]
Collaboration – everyone’s talking about it, but does working together really help non-profit agencies operate more effectively and efficiently; and, even more importantly, does it lead to better services for clients? The Wellesley Institute, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary of advancing urban health, is pleased to announce the release of the latest report in […]
As a Canadian who has studied U.S. health policy but now works as a policy analyst at the Wellesley Institute in Toronto, I find that Canadians are very interested in potential health care reforms going on South of the border. One of the questions that I am asked most frequently is what the differences are […]
As Bob Gardner explains in his recent article, Thinking Globally, Acting Locally about Health Reform (in a special edition of Making Waves), it is by understanding and focussing on health disparities on a regional basis, in particular within the structures of Regional Health Authorities, that on-the-ground strategies to reduce health disparities can be developed and
The European Portal for Action on Health Equity is a tool for promoting health equity within the European Union (EU). This website contains a large amount of information on existing policies and programs that have been implemented to improve health equity by targeting the social determinants of health. The information contained in the website is […]
Wellesley Board member Jan Campbell, in her capacity as a consultant to the Greater Toronto CHC Network, and Bob Gardner, Director of Policy and Research, along with Lynne Raskin, ED of South Riverdale CHC, and Laura Cowan, ED of Street Health, facilitated a workshop on applying the urban health framework developed by the GT CHCs […]
Bob Gardner, director of policy and research at the Wellesley Institute, has recently been working with the Toronto Central LHIN to help them develop health equity policies.
In March 2007, the Public Health Agency of Canada, supporting Canadian involvement in the World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health, held a consultation with civil society organizations on how to move a social determinants of health agenda forward. I participated on behalf of the Wellesley Institute. Key challenges were identified: public policy […]
There is widespread recognition that local community driven initiatives play a key role in alleviating health disparities. Determine, the second stage of the EU's Closing the Gap project, has created a detailed report highlighting some innovative bottom-up case studies from around that world that deal with health equity.