The 13th Annual IEP Conference for internationally educated professionals in engineering, healthcare, finance, IT or sales and marketing met on February 26th to learn about career advancement and leveraging skills for success. Good jobs that pay a living wage, have benefits, predictability and regular hours are important to good health. Dr. Kwame McKenzie opened off […]
The 1 percent of greatest users of services in Ontario consume nearly 30 percent of health spending. To fix this, Ontario set up Health Links in 2012. The aim was to identify heavy users, make sure they get the services they need, improve their outcomes and decrease needs for services and costs. Coordinated, timely, appropriate […]
One of the main uses of history is to help us do better in the future. For my black history talk for Toronto Public Health I focused on initiatives that have been put in place elsewhere to decrease the impact of racism on health. If you read a good idea here, steal it. The scientific […]
The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, joined the City of Toronto Director of Affordable Housing, Sean Gadon, at a seminar with University of Toronto students on March 24.
Community forum and seminar with Queen’s University students, February 28, 2014: Presentation notes from the Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott.
The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, presented to students at the University of Pennsylvania in March 2014 in Philadelphia. He focused on the links between housing and health in Toronto and Canada.
Housing and homelessness are not just concerns for the city centre. The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Homelessness, Michael Shapcott, delivered a presentation on March 19 to the Social Justice Committee at St Peter’s Erindale Anglican Church in Mississauga. Along with the presentation, he gave a list of useful housing and homelessness links and […]
Our Director of Policy, Bob Gardner spoke on health equity to Solutions: East Toronto’s Health Collaborative, a long-standing coordinating network of health care and related service providers. He set out a toolkit of ideas, directions and techniques to build equity into health care planning and delivery: starting from solid foundations of organizational commitment to equity […]
The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, presented to the Canadian Federation of Medical Students on Feb 2 at their national conference in Ottawa. He focused on the links between good housing and good health, and the critical role that federal investments play in assuring that all Canadians have access to good […]
There are some tremendous innovations underway across the public health field on addressing social determinants and health inequities in their communities. I believe public health is one of the most important mechanisms to drive health equity into action across the province and country. I had the pleasure of doing two half-day workshops with Windsor-Essex County […]