PHIRN: Population Health Improvement Research Network

Sep 30, 2011 - Building a Healthier Ontario

Invitation to Building a Healthier Ontario Forum

Don’t miss this opportunity to better understand how to make our province the healthiest place it can be. The forum will showcase the latest population health research undertaken by PHIRN, create a dialogue to strengthen population health interventions that improve health and health equity and come away with key implementation actions to integrate state-of-the-art population health knowledge.

When: September 30th, 2011
8:00am – 4:30pm*
900 Bay Street
             2nd Floor Macdonald Block, Huron Room
             Toronto, Ontario

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 May 2012 07:10 )

Agenda - Building a Healthier Ontario

8:00 Breakfast and arrivals
8:30 Welcome & introduction

ivy bourgeaultProf. Ivy Bourgeault, Scientific Director, Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN)






Opening address
john frank 1

Prof. John Frank, Chair in Public Health Research and Policy, University of Edinburgh & Director of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy





9:10 Results of scoping review of literature on population health in Ontario Introduction to the Ontario Population Health Index of Databases (OPHID)
Prof. Ivy Bourgeault
9:30 Overview of commissioned population health syntheses

maureen dobbinsProf. Maureen Dobbins, School of Nursing, McMaster University


pdfOverview of Commissioned Population Health Syntheses




Theme I: Food


Synthesis of literature review on food
Prof. Maureen Dobbins

pdfSynthesis of Review Literature on Diet & Nutrition

Panel: Food policy in leading jurisdictions

doug manuelDr. Doug Manuel, Co-lead of PHIRN’s Population Health Interventions Research Program


pdfFood Policy In Leading Jurisdictions




Systems thinking about what we eat: The role of social media, networks and youth engagement

cameron normanProf. Cameron Norman, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


pdfSystems Thinking About What We Eat: The Role of Social Media, Networks and Youth Engagement


‘Food for All’: Results and lessons learned from a successful Community-University partnership for research and action on food security

elizabeth kristjanssonProf. Elizabeth Kristjansson, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa.
Want to know more about the Ottawa Neighborhoods Study?


pdfFood for All: An Ottawa Community Response


louise potvinProf. Louise Potvin, Dept. of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montreal






Open for Comments/Questions
10:45 Break

Theme II: Housing & the Built Environment

11:00 Synthesis of literature review on the built environment:
Prof. Maureen Dobbins
pdfSynthesis of literature review on the built environment
Panel: Health effects of interventions in housing and neighbourhoods

jim dunnProf. Jim Dunn, Co-lead of PHIRN’s Population Health Interventions Research Program


pdfThe Need for Theory-Based Intervention Research



Housing and health of recent immigrants in Canada

abdullahel-hadiDr. Abdullahel Hadi, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Population health, University of Ottawa


pdfHousing and Health of Recent Immigrants in Canada

Ontario’s housing strategy through a human rights lens: What would a rights-based approach look like?

bruce porter

Mr. Bruce Porter, Director, Social Rights Advocacy Centre







micheal shapcottMichael Shapcott, Director of Housing and Innovation, Wellesley Institute






Open for Comments/Questions
12:00 Lunch

Structured Group Poster Presentations - Superior Room


Ghosh, Hasu Scoping Review - Understanding Urban Métis, First Nations and Professionals' perceptions of Susceptibility to Type 2 Diabetes: A Community Based Study
pdfView Poster
Brual, Janette Exploring social determinants and the role of place among aging immigrants: challenging the health status and utilization of health services by later-life Filipinos in the Greater Toronto Area
Morton, Tanya Neighborhood Correlated of Childhood Injury: A Case Study of Toronto, Canada
Polsky, Yavgenia Exploring foodscapes in Southern Ontario: the role of the neighbourhood food environment, socioeconomic characteristics and individual-level factors in healthy eating and body weight
Prince, Stephanie Built and social environmental determinants of physical activity, overweight and obesity in adults and children living in Ottawa, Canada
Riley, Dana A Social Ecological Approach to Understanding Physical Activity. A mixed methods exploration of the individual, family and neighborhoods characteristics that influence physical activity among Family Heart Health Program participants
Torres, Sara Unregulated health care workers and caregiving: Impacto n immigrant women
Waldbrook, Natalie An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Former Homelessness and Health in Older Age
Williams, David OPHID – One of MOHLTC mandatory programs is the promotion of the health of children and youth, improving perinatal outcomes is a key pathway in this effort
pdfView Poster
Afzal, Zabia Complementarities or Contradictions? Scoping the Health Dimensions of Flexicurity Politics
Ahmad, Farah Primary Care as a Setting to Integrate Medical and Social Refugee Care: A pilot with of Computer-assisted Psychosocial Risk-assessment
Caldbick, Sam -
Etowa, Josephine
Prof. S. Debs-Ivall)
Understanding the current state of ethno-cultrural diversity in the nursing practice: A Capacity Building initiative
Robinson, Margaret Risk and Resilience among Bisexual People in Ontario: A Community-Based Study of Bisexual Mental Health
Sanou, D Selected health and nutrition indicators among Canadian children and adults by immigrant status
Shrecker, Ted Taking Globalization Seriously: Building Scenarios of Canadian Metropolitan Health
Bonnenfant, Dot CHNET-Works
pdfView Poster
Grant, Theresa Walking, Walkability and Health Disparities
Kentner, Amanda The Role of Systematic Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral in Increasing Equitable Access and Utilization

Theme III: Mental Health

Panel: Social determinants of unmet need in mental health: An application of intersectionality

Dr. John CairneyProf. John Cairney, McMaster University





Marginalized groups and mental health

sean kiddDr. Sean Kidd, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health




Working rough, living poor: Racialized labour market inequalities and their impacts on health for racialized groups

yogendra shakyaDr. Yogendra Shakya, Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services


pdfWorking Rough Living Poor





arlene biermanDr. Arlene Bierman, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto






Open for Comments/Questions

Theme IV: Markets

Panel: The dental care market: lessons in responsibility

carlos quinonezProf. Carlos Quiñonez, Co-lead of PHIRN’s Patterns and Pathways of Health Inequities Research Program





Neoliberalism 3.0 and the threat to population health

ted schreckerProf. Ted Schrecker, Institute for Population Health, University of Ottawa


pdfNeoliberalism 3.0 and the threat to population health




brenda bruner-3Move it FOC with your BFF - Youth encouraging youth to use the grade 9 physical activity pass
Prof. Brenda Bruner, Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University

pdfMove it FOC with your BFF




heathe mansonDr. Heather Manson, Director, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Ontario Public Health






Open for Comments/Questions
15:00 Break

Decision-maker Panel



andre picardAndré Picard, Public Health Reporter, The Globe and Mail







Arlene-KingDr. Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario






vivekgoelDr. Vivek Goel, President and CEO, Public Health Ontario






 a mayr handelMs. Ayasha Mayr Handel, Health System Accountability and Performance Div., ADM’s Office, MOHLTC






penny sutcliffeDr. Penny Sutcliffe, Medical Officer of Health /CEO, Sudbury & District Health Unit






for panel:

  • How has or would the information presented today in the panels and in the poster presentations affect policy and planning in your service/sector? That is, how could you use or otherwise engage with these findings?
  • Do we need more knowledge to engage in action to address the broader determinants of health to make Ontario the healthiest place possible, and if so, what kind of knowledge do we need?
  • What has been your experience in moving knowledge that might be more politically challenging forward in policy discourse of program planning? That is, what is the relationship between research and other information that influences policy decision making?

16:15 Wrap up & words of thanks
Prof. Ivy Bourgeault

16:30 Close



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