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Are the kids alright? New study provides first‑ever comprehensive snapshot of youth well‑being in Nova Scotia
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Read about Dalhousie’s latest recipients of CIHR funding to pursue COVID-related research. Janet Curran, Faculty of Health Uncovering the impact of COVID on children with complex care needs Before the pandemic, caregivers of children requiring complex care reported numerous gaps in programs and services, including a lack of access to respite care and effective coordination between service providers. COVID public health measures added a new level of complexity and pressure on already imperfectly delivered services. While measures slowed community spread, reduced deaths, and decreased the burden on the health care system, they also led to unintended consequences for many Canadian families. Dr. Curran and her research team will examine how these changes impacted children with complex care needs and their families to help build strategies that will be responsive to their needs in future public health emergencies. Alexa Yakubovich, Faculty of Medicine Counteracting violence against women during health emergencies Emerging research shows that women experienced increased rates of gender-based violence during the COVID pandemic, including domestic and sexual violence. Dr. Yakubovich and her research team will investigate how organizations that serve women who experienced violence adapted during the pandemic in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. They will also evaluate how well these adaptations met the needs of women across a diversity of social backgrounds, including different gender, sexual, and racial identities, to provide guidance to support women during future public health emergencies. Janice Graham, Faculty of Medicine Building a more resilience and equitable pandemic response The hollowing out of public health prior to COVID-19 exposed Canada’s diminished ability to anticipate and respond to a public health emergency. Fragmentation, implementation problems, and insufficient capacity to anticipate, learn and adapt, characterizes the landscape. A more coherent governance framework informed by those profoundly impacted by the pandemic but habitually sidelined in governance design is needed. Through a series of deliberative engagements, Janice Graham, Shawn Harmon, their pan-Canadian social science, public health and immunization research team, and equity-seeking groups will develop a public health governance framework, an outline for a Canadian Public Health Act, and communication tools to engage the broader public. Dr. Graham and team pictured below.
“It’ll make a huge difference”: Deputy Prime Minister visits Dalhousie, announces loan forgiveness for doctors and nurses working in rural communities
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister visits Dalhousie, announces loan forgiveness for doctors and nurses working in rural communities