MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions is launching ten national networks to work on complex problems at the heart of health and inequality in cities large and small across Canada. The networks will come together for a symposium in March 2020.

Together, we can chart a path forward using evidence and on-the-ground as well as policy-level partnerships to effect sustainable change.

The Networks

  • Beyond Housing: Improving outcomes for people experiencing chronic homelessness. Scientific lead: Dr. Stephen Hwang.
  • Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration: A mobile application to achieve equity and community inclusion for people living with traumatic brain injury. Scientific lead: Dr. Flora Matheson.
  • Building Roads Together: A community-based peer support walking/rolling program to promote inclusion and reduce health inequities. Scientific lead: Dr. Farah Mawani.
  • Built Environment: Environmental policy solutions to promote health. Scientific lead: Dr. Gillian Booth.
  • Food Prescription: Providing people at risk of diabetes complications with healthy food. Scientific lead: Dr. Nav Persaud.
  • NIBI network: Decolonizing Indigenous population health assessment and response in urban and related areas. Scientific lead: Dr. Janet Smylie.
  • Our Space: An integrative harm reduction model to support people who use drugs. Scientific leads: Drs. Michelle Firestone, Ahmed Bayoumi and Dan Werb.
  • REACHing the Undiagnosed: Testing for linkages to care for HIV and Hepatitis C. Scientific lead: Dr. Sean Rourke.
  • Safe at Home: Housing solutions for women experiencing intimate partner violence. Scientific lead: Dr. Pat O’Campo.
  • SEISMIC: Social determinants evaluation and intervention study across multiple domains in children. Scientific leads: Drs. Andrew Pinto and Justine Cohen-Silver.