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Moving evidence to policy for health, well-being and equity

  • Social Inequalities in Child Health

    Social Inequalities in Child Health

    Dr. Elgar examines social inequalities in children's health and social development, focusing on the impact of deprivation and income inequality on school violence and mental health, and the protective roles schools, neighbourhoods and families can play.

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  • The Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium

    The Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium

    Led by Nicholas B. King and Daniel Weinstock, MHERC researchers draw on methods from philosophy, epidemiology, and behavioral psychology to identify novel ethical frameworks to guide public policy and public health interventions that address health equity.

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  • Baumgartner Research Group

    Exposure to harmful pollutants from cooking with wood and coal is the single leading environmental health risk factor. Dr. Baumgartner researches the effectiveness of novel rural energy interventions in reducing air pollution exposures and improving health

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  • Measuring Global Health

    Measuring Global Health

    The disability-adjusted life-year (DALY) developed as part of the Global Burden of Disease study has been hugely controversial. Dr. Voigt seeks to evaluate the suitability of this measure for its intended and actual use in policy decisions

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  • Institute for Health and Social Policy, Charles Meredith Building

    Institute for Health and Social Policy

    The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy was created to conduct and support world-class research on how social conditions impact population health and welfare.

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  • Transnational Physician Migration

    The Transnational Migration of Physicians in the Twentieth Century

    Dr. Wright's research group investigates the impact of complex patterns of physician migration, focusing on the impact on source countries and their public health infrastructures and the role of foreign-trained doctors in the evolution of public policy.

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  • MACHEquity

    Maternal and Child Health Equity research program

    The Maternal and Child Health Equity research program seeks to examine how social policies focused on reducing poverty, income and gender inequality have an impact on the burden of disease among children and women under the age of 50.

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  • Healthier Societies Initiative--Do you have a regular doctor?

    Healthier Societies Initiative

    The Healthier Societies Initiative identifies policy solutions that address rising health care costs and improve population health outcomes and provides intuitive, interactive tools to help the Canadian public better understand their health system.

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  • Student Programs

    Student Programs

    Student Programs at the IHSP currently offer students 4 unique opportunities to be involved in health and social policy.

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  • Life Satisfaction in Quebec

    The Québec convergence and Canadian life satisfaction, 1985--2008

    Using 25 years of the Canadian General Social Survey, Dr. Barrington-Leigh examines trends in life satisfaction and economic and social variables and find that Québec has undergone a remarkable upward shift in mean life satisfaction.

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Moving evidence to policy for health, well-being and equity

The Institute for Health and Social Policy occupies a central role at McGill University as a multidisciplinary centre for research, training and knowledge mobilization on issues of health and social policy. The IHSP conducts and supports world-class research on how social conditions impact the health, well-being and resilience of people and communities, and leads programs designed to translate research findings into policies and programs on local, provincial, national and global scales. The Institute is committed to building collaborations with policymakers, communities and researchers to effectively move evidence to policy.


Video from BIEN CONGRESS 2014 now available

Anna Reid, past president of the Canadian Medical Association, lectures on the Health Case for a Basic Income Guarantee

Political Neutrality: A Re-evaluation

Daniel Weinstock and Roberto Merrill have brought together a collection of ten essays on the idea of liberal neutrality.

London: Palgrave MacMillan. Published Aug 2014.

Pollutant Emissions and Energy Efficiency of Chinese Gasifier Cooking Stoves and Implications for Future Intervention Studies

Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues



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