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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Grad students learn about environmental impact of health systems

June 30, 2023 — 
Attending the Summer Institute on Sustainable Health Systems opened Mackenzie Alexiuk’s eyes to how the delivery of health care impacts the environment.

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Gayle Halas in front of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Interconnected Care

December 22, 2022 — 
Gayle Halas [Dip.D.Hyg./87, PhD/16] has taken a long journey as an educator and researcher since starting her career as a clinical dental hygienist. A key lesson of that journey, she says, is that health is multifaceted, with needs based on physiological, emotional and social factors.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

New study finds COVID-19 hotspots in Canadian urban centres

February 14, 2022 — 
A new study shows hotspots of COVID-19 infections in Canadian cities across four provinces, linked to occupation, income, housing and proxies for structural racism

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Illustration of COVID-19 virus.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM teams to research under-studied aspects of COVID-19

November 8, 2021 — 
Two Max Rady College of Medicine studies focused on COVID-19 have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Membership at Wellness Institute or Reh-Fit Centre dramatically improves health, 10-year study finds

October 12, 2021 — 
Belonging to a certified medical fitness facility like Winnipeg’s Wellness Institute or Reh-Fit Centre lowers a person’s risk of dying by 60 per cent, compared with a similar person who does not attend such a facility, new research shows

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Infographic comparing 2005 primary care predictions with 2018 data

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Manitoba’s primary care predictions near target in 2020, MHCP report says

August 18, 2020 — 
Manitoba has over 1,800 primary care providers caring for its population, which is remarkably close to what the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) predicted would be needed by 2020 in a study released 15 years ago.

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The other health picture, still coming into focus

April 8, 2020 — 
The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy gives a sneak peek into some of the data it is eager to sort through

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Workshops aim to strengthen health-care research in Manitoba

March 30, 2020 — 
Increased collaboration among health-care researchers, policymakers, clinicians and patients in the community will help build a health-care system that meets the needs of all people, organizers of a new province-wide initiative said.

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Health gap between First Nations and other Manitobans widening, study finds

September 17, 2019 — 
A joint study by the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba and the U of M’s Manitoba Centre for Health Policy finds health inequities are getting worse.

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Linking health system data

April 23, 2019 — 
A new project will offer valuable data to researchers and spur new insights and policies to keep Canadians safe

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