Archives

New publication: The association between alcohol outlet accessibility and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study

New publication: The association between alcohol outlet accessibility and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study

A new article, The association between alcohol outlet accessibility and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study, led by HEAL Faculty Associate Dr Jamie Seabrook examines the relationship between proximity and density of alcohol outlets and risk for low birth weight (LBW: <2,500 grams) and preterm birth (PTB: <37 weeks gestational age). Alcohol outlet accessibility […]

Read More

HEAL helps Huron County understand food needs

Geography Professor Jason Gilliland and his team from the Human Environments Analysis Lab (HEAL) are collaborating with the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre and the Huron County Health Unit to better understand the problem of food insecurity in rural Huron County.  The HEAL team, which also included Geography MSc student Angela Piaskoski and HEAL […]

Read More

2017 STEAM Report: Examining Children’s Environments and Health

The bulk of research on children’s health related to obesity, physical activity, and nutrition is completed in large studies. However, the health of kids in rural areas is particularly vulnerable due to geographic isolation. This report presents the overall results of our 2016 Spatial Temporal Environment and Activity Monitoring Study, in three Northwestern Ontario communities. […]

Read More