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  • SPHERU letter to Globe & Mail
    health community Peter Shawn Taylor s opinion piece argues that public health should leave aside politics and economics and stick to overseeing public health measures He argues While there may be a link between poverty and health there is no such connection to be found in the gap between rich and poor In fact we know that overall population health declines as that gap increases For Taylor it is enough to simply treat the disease s symptoms and to leave the cause alone but that is to misunderstand the very history of public health itself To be effective public health must also point out the causes and conditions that create public health risks As Rudolf Virchow the renowned 19th century physician and public health activist said more than 100 years ago Medicine is a social science and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale If medicine is really to accomplish its great task it must intervene in political and social life It must point out the hindrances that impede the normal social functioning of vital processes and effect their removal To pretend that public health does not exist in a social political and economic context is to

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/spheru-responds-to-globe-opinion-piece.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Healthy Aging team's busy fall
    Dr Shanthi Johnson The exercise program works with rural older adults to support mobility and social interaction The Healthy Aging in Place team at SHARP At present there are more than 30 participants in the rural communities of Watrous and Young with another 13 taking part in Wolseley In October Johnson provided the team with training to conduct mobility and fall assessments with older adults The first wave of data collection in all three communities will be completed by mid December Recently in November Juanita Bacsu and research team members Nuelle Novik and Marc Viger presented at the Community Based Research Showcase at the University of Regina The research team set up a display table and a poster presentation Lessons from a Longitudinal Rural Healthy Aging Study The poster outlined the work of the healthy aging team s study from 2011 2014 in the Saskatchewan communities of Watrous Young and Wolseley including lessons learned and implications for stakeholders including policy makers health practitioners and community leaders The showcase featured presentations on a range of topics including the Saskatchewan Indigenous Strategy on HIV and AIDS A Living Wage for Regina and a Seniors Neglect and Abuse Response Line In October the

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/healthy-aging-team-has-busy-fall.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    March 18 2014 Daschuk up for several Sask Book Awards February 19 2014 Voluntary sector article featured in WPA January 31 2014 SHRF grant supports seniors aging research January 30 2014 History of health timeline now on our site January 27 2014 Rural aging in place poster nets award December 20 2013 Designing Cities with children in mind December 17 2013 Healthy Children KT manager moves on December 13 2013 SPHERU highlights Health Research Week December 2 2013 Seniors shed light on healthy aging in place November 28 2013 Daschuk s Clearing The Plains up for award November 21 2013 SPHERU adds two more to faculty ranks November 14 2013 History of health goes online with timeline October 29 2013 Forum tackles food security among seniors October 21 2013 Strong turnout for Clearing The Plains talk October 10 2013 SPHERU Tweets about Regina s past September 24 2013 Daschuk book inspires Angus song September 11 2013 New website for early childhood network August 29 2013 Annual review offers highlights from 2012 13 August 13 2013 Clearing the Plains garners positive press July 17 2013 Muhajarine is new SPHERU director July 16 2013 Daschuk book fearless history at its finest May 30 2013 Cell phone project provides key health info May 8 2013 SPHERU presents at Chicago aging conference April 26 2013 Aboriginal health presentation now online April 26 2013 Johnson presents work on seniors falls March 14 2013 DeSantis featured in The Philanthropist March 14 2013 Muhajarine work in special CJPH issue February 28 2013 SHRF video highlights our researchers February 21 2013 Novik Neudorf join SPHERU research team February 7 2013 SPHERU Searches for New Director January 28 2013 Community Voices sets direction for Rosetown January 18 2013 Report evaluates diabetes prevention program December 19 2012 Oosman joins SPHERU

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/index.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Historical_Health_Timeline
    Theme Projects by Researcher Publications Reports Publications and Reports by Theme Publications and Reports by Author Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us Saskatchewan Historical Health Timeline The Saskatchewan Historical Health Timeline is an innovative new tool for studying the history of health in Saskatchewan This interactive resource offers a history of events including formal legislation technological interventions medical breakthroughs widespread epidemics and changing health care practicies and

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/Project.pdf/Historical-Health-Timeline.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    Research Projects Projects by Theme Projects by Researcher Publications Reports Publications and Reports by Theme Publications and Reports by Author Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us Site Map About Us About Our Research Healthy Children Northern and Aboriginal Health Rural Health History of Health Inequities The People Newsletters Annual Review Research Projects Projects by Theme Projects by Researcher Publications Reports Publications and Reports by Theme Publications and

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/site-map.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Search
    UNIT About Us About Our Research The People Newsletters Annual Review Research Projects Projects by Theme Projects by Researcher Publications Reports Publications and Reports by Theme Publications and Reports by Author Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us

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  • Site Reorganization
    Publications Reports Publications and Reports by Theme Publications and Reports by Author Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us Site Reorganization The SPHERU site has been updated and reorganized Many of your stored bookmarks will no longer work Please go to the Home Page to find your topic or follow the links in the menu above When you find what you were looking for please update your bookmarks

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/site-reorganization.php (2015-04-04)
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  • former-research-faculty-list
    Theme Projects by Researcher Publications Reports Publications and Reports by Theme Publications and Reports by Author Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us Former Research Faculty University of Regina Ronald Labonte SPHERU Founding Director George Maslany Social Work SPHERU Director Michael McCubbin Kinesiology and Health Studies Michael Polayni Kinesiology and Health Studies University of Saskatchewan Allison Williams Geography Planning Former Research Associates Gloria DeSantis Health Studies Luther College

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/researchers/former-research-faculty.php (2015-04-04)
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