CRICH Research Flash

Highlights from recent CRICH publications, including key findings and implications for health policy and practice.

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Download the most recent Research Flash  – Special Ontario 2014 Elections issue

  • Good health depends on good housingImage of June 2014 Research Flash, linked to PDF file.
  • It’s time to invest in the health of Aboriginal children
  • All Ontario residents need access to dental care
  • Mothers and babies need a livable income to thrive
  • Taking the burden off health care with ‘Health in All Policies’
  • The fairest way to pay for health care
  • Gender equality policies and women’s health
  • Ontario residents understand that health is related to wealth

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Vol. 3 Issue 4

  • Raising income could dramatically improve health for mothers and babies
  • Half of Ontario residents think health is related to wealth
  • Urgent need for diversity of health promotion strategies around infant sleep position
  • How to help reduce barriers to cancer screening faced by South Asian communities

Vol. 3 Issue 3 – Special issue on housing, homelessness and health

  • New evidence shows people facing homelessness urgently need access to dental care
  • Applying an anti-racist, anti-oppression approach to community programs
  • People facing homelessness are at higher risk of traumatic brain injury
  • How hospitals can help reduce homelessness using on-site referral supports

Vol. 3 Issue 2

  • Immigrants less likely to get treatment for depression, compared to Canadian-born
  • Patient-centred care: how to involve communities in hospital decision-making
  • Resources for policy and program planners: a socioeconomic index for understanding a community’s health needs, and a service to support evidence-based decision-making for health equity

Vol. 3 Issue 1

  • Toronto and Ottawa would benefit from supervised drug injection facilities
  • A harm reduction approach could break down barriers to “end-of-life” care
  • Richest and poorest in Toronto are hospitalized for different reasons
  • Beyond awareness: How can providers take an “anti-racist” approach?

Vol. 2 Issue 5

  • Ontario’s new primary care models pay more for wealthy patients
  • Taking pressure off Ontario’s acute care system: Community Health Centres lead the way
  • Every new mother needs care in a language she can understand
  • Ten steps to making evaluations matter

Vol. 2 Issue 4

  • Striking statistics, documented for the first time: the health of urban First Nations people
  • Community programs in Toronto: what do Torontonians value?
  • Community-based drug treatment helps women offenders stay out of prison
  • How does it feel to get off the streets and move into a place of your own?

Special Issue for the 2011 Federal Election

  • Good health depends on good housing
  • It’s time to invest in the health of Aboriginal children
  • Of all the ways to pay for rising health care costs, progressive income taxation is the fairest
  • Some countries are starting to put “health in all policies”, to take the burden off health care

Vol. 2 Issue 2

  • Making it easier to ask questions about abuse
  • Canadians are reluctant to share sociodemographic information with health care providers
  • Beyond the health care system: “Whole-of-government” approaches to improving population health
  • High hospitalization costs for homeless patients are due to lack of appropriate services in the community

Vol. 2 Issue 1

  • People who are vulnerably housed face the same severe health problems as people who are homeless
  • Options for financing Canada’s rising health care costs and expenditures
  • Clients report good HIV counselling and testing experiences in Ontario
  • Forecasting global spread of disease: a tool to help prepare Canada for pandemics

Vol. 1 Issue 5

  • Women who are older, immigrants and/or live in poor areas are significantly less likely to have a regular Pap test
  • One in six homeless people in Toronto – and one in five homeless women – aren’t getting the health care they need
  • A cost-benefit analysis of HIV testing strategies
  • Recommendations for integrating community-based participatory research principles into research ethics review

Vol. 1 Issue 4

  • A new approach to supporting Toronto’s most vulnerable homeless people – with encouraging results
  • Immigrants of South Asian and African descent are extremely vulnerable to diabetes
  • There are serious gaps in Canada’s Aboriginal health data
  • New CRICH tool: a website that everyone can use to get detailed health information on every Toronto community

Vol. 1 Issue 3

  • We’ve developed a framework that can be used to help stakeholders better understand HIV-related disability
  • Why randomized controlled trials aren’t appropriate for evaluating complex health interventions
  • Recommendations for conducting research on neighbourhoods and health
  • Unaddressed cognitive deficits could be keeping many homeless people from getting and staying housed

Vol. 1 Issue 2

  • We’ve found significant inequities in Ontario’s mental health care system
  • Men and women experience problem gambling differently; gender-specific treatment may be appropriate
  • Homeless and marginally-housed people nationwide are dying earlier than even the poorest Canadians
  • The most successful programs for homeless people with concurrent disorders promote the client’s sense of autonomy

Vol. 1 Issue 1

  • Women in low-income neighbourhoods are at greater risk of high blood pressure
  • A parent’s stress can affect her child’s risk for asthma
  • The “healthy immigrant effect” is evident in homeless populations
  • Striking health disparities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children