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February 8, 2017

Health Impacts of Mixed-Tenure Housing Regeneration in Toronto’s Regent Park

  In early 2016, Jim Dunn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University, came to Edinburgh to give a talk on the Health Impacts of Mixed-Tenure Housing Regeneration in Toronto’s Regent Park. The seminar was well received and a copy of the slides can be found here. More information […]

February 2, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SPRING magazine 2017

We are currently planning our Spring magazine, and would again like to invite contributions from researchers, policy makers and practitioners. We would particularly welcome contributions related to the topic of mental health, but we would welcome contributions in other areas also. If you are interested in writing something for us, please contact Samantha.Bain@ed.ac.uk or John.McAteer@ed.ac.uk. […]

February 1, 2017

January Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our SCPHRP monthly update – January 2017 New appointments Dr Yvonne Laird has joined us to work on projects related to our adolescence work stream.  She has recently finished her PhD looking at the effect of social support on physical activity in adolescent girls and is coming to us from PAHRC (Physical Activity […]

November 30, 2016

SCPHRP November Bulletin 2016

Read all about our recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP).   OPPORTUNITY: SCPHRP Visiting Expert We are currently accepting applications from local stakeholders in the Third Sector and community groups, professional public health positions, and public sector health policy fields, for the non-remunerated position of SCPHRP Visiting Expert.   This […]

November 30, 2016

OPPORTUNITY: SCPHRP Visiting Expert

We are currently accepting applications from local stakeholders in the Third Sector and community groups, professional public health positions, and public sector health policy fields, for the non-remunerated position of SCPHRP Visiting Expert.   This is a part-time position (perhaps one-half to one-day monthly), the function of which is to work with SCPHRP staff and Fellows […]

November 24, 2016

Call for Entries: Articles for SCPHRPs Autumn/ Winter magazine 2016

We’re currently planning our next magazine If you have any articles you’d like to send us for the mag, please contact Sam Bain at samantha.bain@ed.ac.uk. DEADLINE: Monday 5th December To read our back issues…..go here.

October 31, 2016

SCPHRP October Bulletin 2016

Read all about our recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP).     THE DIVIDE The new Edinburgh Equality Trust group, and SCPHRP at the Usher Institute are delighted to invite you to a showing of the new film “The Divide” about the ideas in the best-selling book “The […]

October 31, 2016

Seven Key Societal Investments for Health Equity: Scotland, rUK, and Canada compared

Seven Key Societal Investments for Health Equity: Scotland, rUK, and Canada compared by John Frank. Widespread lip service is given to the social determinants of health (SDOH). However, there are few published comparisons of how specific jurisdictions “stack up,” in terms of implementing SDOH-based policies and programmes, and thereby achieving commensurate results, in terms of reducing socio-economic […]

October 27, 2016

The Divide

‘THE DIVIDE’ at 7pm on Monday 21st November 2016  A FREE PUBLIC showing of the recently released film produced by DARTMOUTH FILMS in association with The EqualityTrust, a UK charity dedicated to promoting public understanding the consequences of inequality in society, and the remedies for it. The two-hour film will be accompanied by a brief […]

October 1, 2016

SCPHRP September Bulletin 2016

Read all about our recent developments at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP).   Welcome to our Summer magazine. This edition of the magazine is the first that we have presented as an interactive e-book. This format allows us to present our content in a – hopefully – more engaging way. […]

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