Qualifying graduate students at the University of Toronto may apply for the Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy, offered through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Several CAMH scientists in the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research are mentors in this specialization.
This is a cross-disciplinary program providing graduate students with exemplary training in public health policy. It will give students the capacity to contribute to the development, refinement and evaluation of policies to address society’s pressing and emerging public health priorities. Through the direction of academics and policymakers associated with the Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy, students will be provided with real-world skills to address the complex and demanding task of public health policy making. This will include insight into a wide array of legislative and regulatory interventions, administrative practices, financing and funding decisions, and various forms of soft law e.g., guidelines and informal processes which operate at the international, federal, provincial and municipal levels. A multitute of cross-cutting settings and worksites that are both cross-jurisdictional and cross-sectoral will be reviewed.