The International Conference to Advance a Population Health Intervention Research was held in Montréal, Québec from March 26-27. Co-hoted by the Centre for Community Health Development and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the aimed to build upon two previous conferences in Chicago and Toronto, focusing on cummunity interventions as interventions in complex systems and the implications for research and evaluation methods.
One of the objectives of the International Conference to Advance a Population Health Intervention Research Agenda was to strengthen network ties among international researchers and practitioners with an interest in population health improvement.
In addition to hosting a table as part of the Hall of Exhibitors, two PHIRN doctoral students will be presenting the following papers.
- Building an On-line Index of Population Health Databases to Facilitate and Expand Research into the Social Determinants of Health presented by David Williams, PHIRN doctoral student.
- A socio-cultural approach in delivering a perinatal outreach program among marginalized immigrant and refugee women presented by Sarah Torres, PHIRN doctoral Student.
HEIA (Health Equity Impact Assessment) hosted a forum on May 28th, 2012 which had approx 300 participants. The forum brought together diverse, cross-sectoral stakeholders for a dialogue about ways we can reduce health inequities by improving quality through system-level innovation to reduce health inequities. Discussion included practical ways to develop better evidence and share lessons learned and best practices. The Forum had profile dynamic speakers from Canada who addressed the role of health equity in program and policy development, particularly during current economic times.
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