Multisectoral Urban Systems for health and Equity in Canadian cities (MUSE)/ Multisectorielles et Urbaines: approches pour la Santé et l’Equité dans les villes canadiennes

Last Updated: August 16, 2018

Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Cordell Neudorf, PhD (Collaborator)

The MUSE program is focusing on Intersectoral and Multisectoral Partnerships (IP) between health organizations and municipalities to transform built environments, and how to introduce health promotion initiatives based on how they will be received by individuals and by urban populations.

The program will also look at how a person’s health, socioeconomic status and geographic location factors into how receptive they are to these initiatives. 

The results of the study could help cities learn from each other’s approaches, and help to identify where to invest in unfolding health initiatives. New evidence will help explain why parts of the population may or may not be receptive to new public initiatives. The project could also determine how to deliver health initiatives and how to encourage community involvement.

Researchers from SPHERU and the Léa-Roback Centre on Social Inequalities in Health at the University of Montreal (Lise Gauvin, Co-Principal Investigator) will be conducting the program as they take place in the four Canadian Cities in the study Montréal, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Vancouver.

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