Health Studies (Policy, Management, Informatics) offers a broad perspective and teaches about all aspects of the health care system as well as about other factors, such as wealth and ethnicity, that influence the health of Canadians. Learning takes places not only in classroom settings but also through field placements. The faculty in the School are internationally recognized for their research and teaching.
Our program offers a tremendous amount of flexibility - students can specialize in one or more of: Health Management, eHealth/Health Informatics, and Health Policy. For instance a student can enter the health management stream and also complete the health informatics certificate during their 4 years of study. Students can also enroll in a general Honours Bachelor of Health Studies program that allows them to complete pre-med and other pre-health professional course requirements. In addition, students can do a double major or major-minor in conjunction with many other York programs.
York University Professor Marcia Rioux, in the School of Health Policy and Management's Critical Disability Studies Graduate Program, is part of Disability Rights Promotion International (DPRI) launch of new strategy to connect people with disabilities with jobs in Bangladesh.
Congratulations to School of Health Policy & Managment Associate Professor Tamara Daly and collaborator Teresa Wood awarded CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) catalyst grant (2017-2018) for "Working Well", an e-Mental Health app for Long-term Care Workers, Work Stress and Wellbeing Hackathon.
For the grant application they planned out the problem and a solution. Part of the grant was to compete/participate in a Hackathon at the e-health annual conference and tradeshow to develop their app for long-term care workers along with volunteer designers. Dr. Daly led a team called "Take your Break" and her team won the top prize (people's choice) as well as another prize (Gevity Healthier World).
The full titles of the awards and links to announcements of the awards given out:
- CIHR and Mental Health Commission of Canada People's Choice Award, hacking e-Mental Health in the workplace, e-Health Annual Conference and Tradeshow
- Gevity Healthier World Award, hacking eMental Health in the workplace, e-Health Annual Conference and Tradeshow
1. Hacking Health Toronto Created New apps for mental Health (June 22, 2017) Jerry Zaidenberg
2. Canadian Healthcare Technology, Hacking Health Collaborates with Research Orgs. (June 21, 2017)
3. Longwoods. Com (June 27, 2017) Hacking Mental Health in the Workplace Hackathon at e-Health 2017 Conference and Tradeshow