Research impact: A paradigm shift in urban planning & chronic disease prevention

The startling results of our Diabetes Atlas, developed with ICES, received widespread media attention, including an interactive website launched by the Toronto Star. The findings informed the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s 2008 Chronic Disease Management Strategy, and was immediately recognized by the City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and the provincial government as an important guide for policy decision-making. Follow-up research included the Peel Diabetes Atlas and Healthy Development Index.