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This presentation will illustrate the potential of population risk tools to inform decisions regarding interventions that will optimally reduce population and socioeconomic inequities in diabetes in Canada. A quantitative example will be presented using modelled diabetes estimates from the validated Diabetes Population Risk Tool (DPoRT) applied to 2013–14 Canadian Community Health Survey respondents. A number of potential case scenarios will be presented and implications for the relative effectiveness of different interventions discussed.
Presenter: Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith is a scientist at Public Health Ontario in Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and an assistant professor in the division of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. His primary research interests focus on the application of epidemiological methods to inform solutions for reducing social inequities in cardiovascular diseases. He completed his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto and his M.Sc. in Epidemiology at McGill University.PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).
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