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Graduate students see health equity in practice

While working toward a master’s degree in health equity, Erin Flanagan’s experiential education (EE) opportunity in the Human Rights & Health Equity graduate course offered by Jessica Vorstermans was a factor in her decision to pursue her passion for health policy and equity in the PhD program at York University.

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Community-driven exploration of girls’ mental health leads to new support

Partnering with community organizations is essential for equity-informed population health researchers, and York University Faculty of Health professors Cheryl van Daalen-Smith and Marina Morrow have embarked on a community-driven inquiry exploring girls’ and young women’s mental health, leading to new local supports.

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Dr. Dennis Raphael

In an invited commentary to the International Journal of Health Services, Professor Dennis Raphael of York University together with Ontario Tech University Associate Professor Toba Bryant outlined seven emerging themes in social determinants of health theory and research.

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Health Policy and Equity MA students

Health Policy and Equity MA students write The Hill Times article on illusion of safety given Toronto police budgets and mental health crisis.

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Dr. Lora Appel

With her team in York’s PrescribingVRx lab, Associate Professor Lora Appel is using virtual reality technology to pilot an Exposure Therapy program focused on anxiety experienced by people with epilepsy.

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