Amy Katz

Amy Katz works in knowledge transfer at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Follow CRICH on twitter at @CRICH_StMikes.

Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Diabetes and the trouble with healthier lifestyles

At the end of January, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) announced almost $10 million in new funding to address type 2 diabetes, with a focus on screening and the ‘promotion of healthier lifestyles.’ There is a lot to celebrate in this announcement, particularly community-based screening initiatives. And who could complain about…

Let’s call heroin deaths what they are: preventable

‘Worldwide, overdose is the leading cause of avoidable death among people who use injection drugs.’ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2013 In newspapers, on social media, and on tv, the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is being framed as a tragedy. We have heard this narrative before. Someone famous dies from an…