Mobilité et migration, SR, 2006 (SRR_Mobilite_et_migration)
Immigration et citoyenneté, SR, 2006 (SRR_Immigration_et_citoyennete)
Familles et ménages, SR, 2006 (SRR_Familles_et_menages)
Hydrographie, DMTI 2007 (HydroRMR_Mtl)
Parc et récréationnel (region), DMTI 2007 (QCprr)
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MEGAPHONEMontreal Epidemiological and Geographical Analysis of Population Health Outcomes and Neighbourhood Effects.
MEGAPHONE is a spatial data infrastructure developed at the Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal to support research for documenting, analysing and understanding environmental influences on population health.
MEGAPHONE provides an extensive spectrum of spatial databases enabling the characterisation of places and their contextual and compositional attributes in the Montreal region, Canada. Contextual and compositional indicators can be analysed alone or in relation to linked health outcomes data.
By enabling comprehensive characterisations and analyses of exposures to physical, social and built environmental factors, MEGAPHONE contributes to advancing understanding of how our environments shape our health.
is currently used in a broad variety of population and public health research projects on topics including obesity, healthful aging, transmission of HIV and HCV, smoking habits, mental health, cardiometabolic diseases, adverse birth outcomes, and mortality.
A capacity to integrate spatial information within a spatial data infrastructure, through the use of specialised tools and advanced spatial analysis methods, provides unprecedented benefits to research on how and why environments are related to population health outcomes. Advanced geospatial methodologies combined with epidemiological analyses can assist in identifying those environmental factors that are robustly and specifically associated with health outcomes and, of these, those that could be targeted by decision makers through policies and programs to shape positive environments for healthier populations.
This online MEGAPHONE catalogue presents listings and classifications of data available for research purposes, as well as of past and current research projects involving MEGAPHONE. The search tool allows for quickly identifying relevant data, while a relation browser, based on a conceptual classification relevant to social epidemiology, offers conceptual linkage to the data.
If you are a researcher or a data provider interested in collaborations, please contact us