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Universal public coverage of essential medicines would improve access, save billions
February 27, 2017Publicly funding essential medicines could cover the cost of nearly half of all prescriptions in Canada, removing financial barriers for Canadians while saving $3 billion per year. Read More >


Get involved with the SPPH Exchange
February 14, 2017The School of Population and Public Health Exchange is fast approaching on March 3rd - here's why you should get involved. Read More >


Empowering people, reducing harms
February 3, 2017As all levels of government have struggled to respond to the overdose crisis, a close-knit network of people across the province has been working quietly to reduce drug-related harms in their communities for years. Professor Jane Buxton speaks with Jackie Wong for the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies about the Peer Engagement and Evaluation Project. Read More >


Older Canadians skip meds due to cost, putting them at risk for complications
February 1, 2017One in 12 Canadians aged 55 and older skipped prescriptions due to cost in 2014, the second-highest rate among comparable countries, new UBC research has found. Read More >


MHA student’s senior care app wins hackathon prize
January 31, 2017An app for seniors’ care, the brainchild of Master of Health Administration (MHA) student Christina Chiu, has taken home a health authority hackathon prize. Read More >


Allergy rates among new immigrants increase the longer they live in Canada
January 27, 2017Researchers Jiayun Yao and Hind Sbihi were intrigued by a population health concern they were hearing about anecdotally: that immigrants had fewer allergies upon arriving in Canada, but that their allergy rates increased over time in Canada. Read More >


The Puppet Master of Statistics
January 23, 2017You may know senior instructor Mike Marin as the flesh and blood man who helped you pass SPPH 400, he is taking on puppet form to teach statistics in an interesting and engaging way. Read More >


Michael Kobor appointed Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development
January 19, 2017Professor of Medical Genetics Michael Kobor has been appointed as the Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development, with the chair co-located at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children at BC Children’s Hospital. Read More >


Parks, big and small, needed for public health
January 18, 2017Feeling stressed? Research suggests you should to head to your local park as the surrounding greenery may help you relax. Assistant Professor Matilda van den Bosch co-authored a WHO report recommending small and large green spaces in cities. She explains this research in this Q&A. Read More >


Time to change how we pay for health care, together
January 17, 2017The time is ripe for provinces to work together to reform Canada’s health care payment systems, a new report has said. Read More >