Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Without fail, and especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we see some of our best and brightest students, like physician and PhD Candidate in Clinical Epidemiology, Nathan Stall, create and maintain necessary tools to understand and manage health systems concerns like emerging infectious diseases. Nathan, along with others, has developed an interactive tool that models the capacity of acute and critical care resources during the pandemic. This current crisis is, sadly, proving to be a real-time, live epidemiological case study in which future leaders in public health and health systems are using their on-going training to translate life-saving knowledge to communities world-wide in matters of critical public importance.
Founded in 1927, the School of Hygiene, now the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), was born out of the tenacious belief and diligent work in public health education and measures, disease control, and vaccine development. It was through this work that many diseases such as diphtheria were controlled and eradicated in cities across Canada. The origins, history, and current work has proven to be a vital resource with great impact several times over the past century. The importance of health care and health systems is becoming undeniable once again.
When you support the IHPME Greatest Needs Fund or the Scholarship Fund, you support current and on-going research and knowledge translation of public health concerns, along with the hands-on training and education of the next generation of future health systems leaders.