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Updated on August 12 , 2004


19 August 2004
An Ecological perspective on the Promotion of Healthy Weights
A lecture series organized by the Léa-Roback Research Centre on social Inequalities in Health of Montreal. Direction de santé publique de Montréal

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Job Opportunities

Two (2) research assistant positions
Le réseau Villes Régions Monde cherche à combler deux postes d'assistant(e)s de recherche.
Date limite : le 18 août 2004

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Bibliography - Housing and Health

Localisation et ampleur des conditions d’habitation problématiques à Montréal
SMARGIASSI, Audrey, Stéphane CHARBONNEAU, Norman KING and Martin WEXLER. Direction de santé publique de Montréal/Direction de l’habitation de la Ville de Montréal : June 2004. (Français-PDF)

Does access to cardiac investigation and treatment contribute to social and ethnic differe nces in coronary heart disease? Whitehall II prospective cohort study
BRITTON, Annie, Martin SHIPLEY, Michael MARMOT and Harry HEMINGWAY, BMJ  2004;329:318 (7 August).

Updated on February 26 , 2004


Creation of the Léa-Roback Research Centre on Social Inequalities in Health of Montréal

OMISS is pleased to announce the creation of a research centre dedicated to issues related to social and health inequalities in Montréal 

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Updated on February 10 , 2004


Low income - the situation in Montréal
The Montréal Public Health Department has just released a series of data on the population and households living below the low-income cutoffs. The series compares figures from 1990, 1995 and 2000, according to different population clusters.
To access the data : http://www.santepub-mtl.qc.ca/Portrait/Montreal/faiblerevenu.html

Updated on February 6 , 2004


Catching up to reality : Building the case for a new social model

The Familly Network of the Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) has just released the first of its new Social Architecture Papers. Catching up to reality: Building the case for a new social model , by Jane Jenson, Director of the CPRN's Family Network, traces the socio-economic patterns and underlying understanding and prescription (what she calls «social knowledge ») that shaped policy choices from the 1940s through the 1960s. She describes how new social realities challenge that social knowledge, and she identifies new knowledge that demands a policy response more appropriate to current conditions.

For more information : http://www.cprn.org/fr/doc.cfm?doc=513

In addition to Jenson's introductory paper, CPRN is releasing the following historical and comparative papers on the same theme:

  • The Canadian social model: The logics of policy development, by Gerard Boychuk
  • Social protection reforms in Europe : strategies for a new social model, by Bruno Palier
  • One discourse, three dialects: changing the social model in Australia , the United Kingdom, and the United States , by Roxanne M. Pawlick and Sharon M. Stroick

To get a copy of CPRN's documents : http://www.cprn.org/en/doc.cfm

Updated on November 25 , 2003


Honouring Our Promises: Meeting the Challenge to End Child and Family Poverty

Campaign 2000 has just released its 2003 report card on child poverty in Canada . The organization sheds light on the lessons from the long-term perspective on child and family poverty and urges for a comprehensive, muti-pronged social investment strategy to achieve its eradication.

Updated on November 18 , 2003


Monitoring Equity in Health and Healthcare: A conceptual framework
BRAVEMAN, Paula A., Journal Health Popul Nutr 2003 September; 21(3): 181-192.ICDDR, B: Centre

Local basket of inequalities indicators
FITZPATRICK, Justine and Bobbie Jacobson. London Health Observatory, October 2003

Achieving equity in the Australian healthcare system
LEEDER Stephen R. Med J Aust – 3 November 2003 ; 179 (9): 475-478

Is the NHS equitable? A review of the evidence
DIXON , Ana, Julian LE GRAND John HENDERSON , Rchard MURRAY and Emmi POTELIAKHOFF. LSE Health and Social Care Discussion Paper 11, November 2003.

Updated on November 6 , 2003

Reference material - Sites to visit

National Center for Children in Poverty
Columbia University – Mailman School of Public Health

The National Center for Children in Poverty identifies and promotes strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and their families.  

UC Atlas of Global Inequality
University of California ( Santa Cruz )

The Atlas explores the interaction between global integration (globalization) and inequality, and provides maps, graphics and data. The Atlas has generated maps examining some aspects of material inequality, life and death, global connectedness and economic globalisation. It plans to portray aspects of inequality within countries, starting with the health consequences of wealth and poverty. The Atlas is a project of the Center for Global , International and Regional Studies (CGIRS).

Job opportunities

Research and PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellowships


Effectiveness of out-of-home day care for disadvantaged families: randomised controlled trial

National Action Plans on Social Inclusion 2003

In response to the common objectives on poverty and social exclusion which were revised in December 2002, all Member States of the European Union were due to submit their second National Action Plans against poverty and social exclusion (NAPs/inclusion) in July 2003. In these plans, every member state presents its priorities

Opportunity for All. Department of Work and Pensions, UK , September 2003

United Kingdom 's Fifth Annual Report on its strategy to tackle poverty and social exclusion:« Opportunity for all». It provides a series of indicators used to monitor the impact of government's action.

Variations des écarts de santé en fonction du revenu au Québec de 1987 à 1998 . Institut de la statistique du Québec, October 2003.

The report Variation des écarts de l'état de santé en fonction du revenu au Québec de 1987 à 1998 (differences in health status based on income in Québec from 1987 to 1998) sets out the results of a study by Marc Ferland, of the Québec regional health and social services board (RRSSS), on the measurement over a period of time of selected health indicators among the various socioeconomic groups. (In FRENCH)

Statsitics - Montréal

The Montreal Public Health Department has just released six maps showing data from the 2001 Census on the following: population growth, proportion of the population aged over 65, proportion of immigrants, proportion of single-parent families, and proportion of the population living under the low-income cut-off, highest level of schooling achieved. These maps illustrate major differences in the socio-economic characteristics of the population by CLSC district. http://www.santepub-mtl.qc.ca/Portrait/Les29/nouvelle/13102003.html

Updated on October 20, 2003


Poverty and Health – CPHI collected papers

This collection of the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) provides insight into links between poverty and health. Two working papers, by Shelley Phipps and David Ross, offer perspective on what we know from research and relevant policy approaches respectively. A third paper reports on proceedings of a national roundtable on poverty and health hosted by CPHI in the spring of 2002. Areas of agreement and disagreement regarding the relationship between poverty and health are identified.

Available reports

  • The impact of poverty on health – A scan of research literature, Shelley Phipps
  • Policy approaches to address the impact of poverty on health – a scan of policy literature, David P. Ross
  • Poverty and Health: Links to action – Proceedings of the CPHI National Roundtable on Poverty and Health, March 26, 2002

Updated on Ocotber 17 , 2003


L'aide au conditionnel : la contrepartie dans les mesures envers les personnes sans emploi en Europe et en Amérique du Nord. DUFOUR, Pascale, Gérard BOISMENU et Alain NOËL. Montréal : Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2003

Les politiques de soutien qui visent les sans-emploi sont de plus en plus souvent assorties de conditions que l'on regroupe sous le terme contrepartie. Parallèlement, l'aide tend à devenir moins généreuse. Ce livre étudie la transformation de ces politiques dans six pays : le Canada, les États-Unis, le Royaume-Uni, la France, l'Allemagne et le Danemark. Cette étude comparative transversale fait ressortir les relations entre les sans-emploi et l'État, le marché du travail et l'environnement social.

Santé, Société et Solidarité : Pauvreté et Exclusion. Observatoire franco-québécois de la santé et de la solidarité. Québec : Les publications du Québec. Santé, Société et Solidarité (2003 - Vol. 1).

Ce numéro de la revue de l'Observatoire franco-québécois de la santé et de la solidarité traite de pauvreté et d'exclusion et des mesures prises pour les combattre. Une partie de ce numéro est consacrée à l'analyse des politiques publiques en la matière, à travers le regard croisé des experts français et québécois, pour évaluer leur pertinence avec le recul et la neutralité nécessaire.

Updated on October 1, 2003

Sites to visit

Centre d'accès aux données de recherche de l'Institut de la statistique du Québec (CADRISQ)
The Centre d'accès aux données de recherche de l'Institut de la statistique du Québec (CADRISQ) seeks to promote research and training in the field of social statistics (demography, culture and communications, health and welfare, economics, employment and remuneration, etc.). To reach its goals, the CADRISQ offers six types of services for researchers, teachers students, research assistants or officers in institutions of higher learning, public bodies or a community organizations in Québec or anywhere else: information about the ISQ, consultation and purchase of ISQ publications, statistical compilations, educational support, learning activities, ISQ data processing.

Updated on September 19, 2003


Here are two electronic bulletins to which you may want to subscribe:


The E-watch bulletin on innovation in health services aims at spreading knowledge and promoting the use of research by the decision-makers. On a weekly basis, the bulletin gives content about relevant events for health services professionals and decision-makers; up to date publications promoting knowledge utilization in the health services; Web sites providing content on specific themes. The KU-UC database is powered by the CHSRF/CIHR Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation (Université Laval). To access KU-UC database


PolitiquesSociales.net is published by the Centre sur les politiques et le développement social (CPDS)

Updated on September 11, 2003

Bibliography - Social Development

Municipal - Federal - Provincial Relations : New Structures / New Connections
Institute of Intergovernmental Relations : School of Policy Studies, Queen's University.
Les documents des conférenciers et la synthèse du séminaire MFP Relations : New Structures / New Connections qui s’est tenu à l’Université Queen les 9-10 mai 2003 sont maintenant disponibles sur le site de VRM. http://www.vrm.ca/evenements_relations.asp

L'évaluation des initiatives communautaires intégrées
Présentations des conférenciers lors du colloque GRAVE-ARDEC qui s’est tenu les 9 et 10 mai 2003.

Bibliography - Housing
Housing and Health- Investigating socio-economic dimensions of housing and health
A collaborative research team has been conducting a Needs, Gaps and Opportunities Assessment for housing and health research in Canada through an environmental scan, stakeholder dialogues, workshops and surveys. THE FINAL REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE CIHR BY THE RESEARCH TEAM IS NOW AVAILABLE ON Health and Housing Web site.




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