RESEARCH | Survey on where should Calgary spend its money

February 12, 2019By ANPHAResearch

The School of Public Policy partnered with the Canadian Municipal Election Study to ask 2,001 Calgarians about their municipal spending priorities. The survey was carried out by Forum Research between November 14 and December 13, 2018. The results are weighted by gender and age. They chose to focus on nine policy areas to capture a … Read More

RESEARCH | Housing as a social determinant of health

February 1, 2019By ANPHAResearch

Housing—as a physical structure, a source of stability or stress, and a part of a neighborhood and community—affects residents’ health. Health and housing partnerships are rooted in evidence that improvements in housing can support physical, mental, and behavioral health. By studying health patterns and determinants at the community or population group level, epidemiologists can help … Read More

RESEARCH | Neighbour­hood Financial Health Index

January 22, 2019By ANPHAResearch

The Neighbourhood Financial Health Index (NFHI) is a new measure and visualization tool created to help municipalities, community organizations, and residents to explore the different dimensions and distribution of financial health in their community.

RESEARCH | One in Six is Too Many: An Alberta Child Poverty Report

December 4, 2018By ANPHAResearch

Public Interest Alberta, the Edmonton Social Planning Council, and the Alberta College of Social Workers recently published a new child poverty report, One in Six is Too Many: Alberta Child Poverty Update. The report shows that the number of children experiencing poverty has grown by 23.4% since 2006. More than 170,000 Alberta children are living … Read More

RESEARCH | How to create safer public housing projects

November 30, 2018By ANPHAResearch

The findings in study are consistent with a wide range of previous research on crime and place. It turns out that low-income housing developments that are “hot spots” for crime tend to share certain characteristics. Some are large-scale, structural factors, like concentrated disadvantage and residential instability in the properties’ surrounding neighborhoods. But others are smaller-scale—and … Read More