Objectives | Preferred
To contribute to reducing social and health inequalities among the
population of Montreal by encouraging knowledge development and linking
research with decision-making.
To reach this goal, OMISS:
- encourages information sharing among researchers from various fields;
- provides the means to ensure that public health professionals use
effective methodologies and can recognise resulting perverse effects;
- disseminates information to the public;
- supports initiatives aimed at influencing public authorities, including
Based on an interdisciplinary approach, OMISS aims to:
- study the action mechanisms of the social determinants of health;
- identify congruent epidemiological indicators and conduct epidemiological
- characterise the environment;
- conduct research on pertinent social development indicators related
to population health;
- analyse the policies that could transform the effect of social
determinants on health;
- revitalise public health practices to reduce social and health
- Develop joint research projects based on a public health perspective.
- Promote the financing of specific fields of research by funding
agencies and private foundations
- Develop a programme of studies that focuses on social inequalities
with population health
- Networking knowledge
- Create and update of databases, maps, and statistics on poverty
- Maintain a Web site that provides up-to-date information on
projects in progress and recent studies.
- Organise an annual seminar and a series of conferences bringing
together researchers, health professionals, and decision-makers.