Dr. Kate Mulligan
Director of Policy and Communications, Alliance for Healthier Communities & Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
I advance community-driven policy and practice for health equity, with a focus on supporting people to action on the social determinants of health. I work on social prescribing, equity data, social isolation, and building capacity in health communications/government relations. My teaching includes Ecological Public Health (including climate and health) and Advocacy, Communications & Government Relations for Canada's first Doctorate program in public health. My governance work includes directorships on theToronto Board of Health and the boards of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies and 8-80 Cities.
Faculty profile: https://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/faculty-profile/mulligan-kate/
When it comes to health-care in Canada, the federal government doesn’t collect race-based data at all. With people of colour in the UK and the U.S. dying from COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates, health equity advocates are sounding the alarm: without this data, it’s nearly impossible to know who the pandemic is hurting most and how to help them.
CBC Metro MorningRadio/Podcast
Metro Morning - Nov. 19, 2019: A doctor's prescription for social activities can have great personal and public health benefits
CBC Metro Morning, July 23, 2020Radio/Podcast
Metro Morning July 23, 2020 - Why is COVID-19 spreading among young people? One expert says it's because of poor messaging
Prescriptions are for more than just drugs. Ontario Health Teams should use ‘social prescribing’ to improve our health and wellbeing.
Race-based health data urgently needed during the coronavirus pandemic
The Conversation Canada, April 30, 2020Online
Black health groups need to be part of Ontario's health-care discussion
BEYOND LOCAL: Here are the most likely — and least likely — ways to spread COVID-19
Face masks do’s and don’ts
How many people can I see at once? Coronavirus social rules by region
Need a vacation? Here's how to safely get away this summer
Is it even OK to shop online right now?
Dr. Kate Mulligan is the Director of Policy and Communications at the Alliance for Healthier Communities, a network of equity-focused community health organizations. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Kate sits on the Toronto Board of Health and the boards of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies and 8-80 Cities.