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Monday, May 7th, 2012
Healthy cities | The Expanded Chronic Care Model: An Integration of Concepts and Strategies from Population Health Promotion and the Chronic Care Model

by Victoria J. Barr, Sylvia Robinson, Brenda Marin-Link, Lisa Underhill, Anita Dotts, Darlene Ravensdale and Sandy Salivaras Chronic disease is an international concern. The increasing incidence of chronic diseases is approaching epidemic levels. Chronic disease is a strain on individuals and on healthcare systems. Finding evidence-based and effective strategies to promote health and to prevent […]

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Monday, May 7th, 2012
Healthy Cities | University of Chicago Study Shows Major Differences in Sexual Practices Between the United States and Britain

A new University of Chicago study of sex habits in the United States and Britain shows that Americans are more likely than Britons to have multiple sex partners, which may explain why the rates of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases are much higher in the United States than Britain. The study also showed that in […]

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Monday, May 7th, 2012
Healthy Cities | The Sexual Organization of the City

“In The Sexual Organization of the City Laumann and his team of researchers use the data from a 1995 survey of four Chicago neighborhoods to map out the mating habits of urbanites. . . . Neighborhoods play a critical role in how we choose partners for brief sexual encounters and long-term engagements.”—Chicago Please note that […]

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
A Pocket Guide to Evaluating Health Equity Interventions – Some Questions for Reflection by Sanjeev Sridharan

Equity – a blog Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has identified equity as a key component of quality care. The Ministry has developed a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) to support improved health equity, including the reduction of avoidable health disparities between population groups. HEIA also supports improved targeting of healthcare investments—the […]

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Seniors and caregivers speak out on improving patient experience in Ontario

Connect. Communicate. Include. Seniors and caregivers speak out on improving patient experience in Ontario See the new report — Loud & Clear – From The Change Foundation Connect all parts of healthcare, especially primary care. Communicate well, early, often, and across the board: provider to patient/family, provider to provider; place to place. Include patients and […]

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Two seconds for Mental Health | Longwoods eLetter May 1, 2012

Quote “It takes a second for someone to suffer a deadly impulse to throw himself over a bridge when life seems painful and futile.” Neil Seeman in “Two seconds for Mental Health” Essay “Ontario’s doctors earn, on average, $385,000 per year and are the best paid in the country. Many specialists now earn twice that […]

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