The Hub held a successful showcase event on February 10th, 2017, with an estimated 60 people in attendance on a snowy Friday afternoon. The event featured results of our first seed grant competition, as well as short presentations from community organizations from Toronto and elsewhere in southern Ontario. For a news story about the event that was featured on the website of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, click here.
About the Seed Grants
In the spring of 2015, with support from the Wellesley Institute, Toronto Public Health and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Healthier Cities & Communities Hub awarded nine seed grants to research teams comprised of community, public sector and university collaborators. The seed grant solutions-focused projects address a range of social determinants of health to improve health in Toronto and beyond, focusing on: creating resilient cities, the built environment and health, and place-based interventions. For more information: https://healthiercitiescommunities.com/our-seed-grant-initiative/.
About the Healthier Cities and Communities Hub
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health thematic concentration in Healthier Cities & Communities is solutions-focused: we go beyond describing health inequities and determinants to undertake research that generates evidence useful for intervening to improve health. Our work encompasses education, research, knowledge translation, and service activities focused on informing, designing and evaluating solutions for complex urban problems impacting population health.