At last week’s conference entitled “Urban Sustainability and Population Health: Turning Data into Insights” hosted by Dr. Nancy Ross’ Geo-Social Determinants of Health (Geo-SDH) Research Group, Dr. Riva kicked off presentations for the day by speaking about housing, health, and inequalities in Canada.
Photo by Michelle Maillet.
Among other things, her presentation highlighted the importance of incorporating housing as a central theme in population health research and policies, as it plays a large part in ensuring equitable outcomes for population health, be it in urban or rural settings.
A recap of the event is posted on the Geo-SDH Research Group’s website. The event – attended by about 40 professors, students, and academic staff – brought together excellent researchers from various departments and backgrounds, including Sociology, Epidemiology, Nutrition, Geography, Computer Science, and Nutrition, providing opportunities for an enlightening exchange of ideas and discussions. Themes and insights gathered from the event will be reported to the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), you can follow the discussion themes of the rest of the day on the Geo-SDH Research Group’s Twitter thread.
Last Friday, Prof. Nancy Ross & the @GeoSDH_Group hosted ~40 professors, students & academic staff at our meeting “Urban Sustainability and Population Health: Turning Data into Insights”. Thanks to all who participated and to @CIHR_IRSC for making the event happen! 1/2 pic.twitter.com/jWcqZBf55c
— Geo-Social Determinants of Health Group (@GeoSDH_Group) October 29, 2018
We would like to thank the Geo-SDH research group and Dr. Nancy Ross for the opportunity and the truly insightful event!