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What’s New With the OHS?

Since 2010, the Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working hard to build a platform for chronic disease research. Working together with the research community and Ontarians across the province we are now following the health of about 225,000 people and have collected more than 41,000 blood samples. We’re building a database of health information and a biobank so researchers can better understand the link between genetics, lifestyle and environment—and the role they play in our health.

In this section, you’ll find information about the various Study activities and upcoming initiatives.

Blood tubes in the laboratory centrifuge

We’ve made some changes to our website!

Nov 23, 2016 // Study Updates

As you may have noticed, we’ve made some updates to the OHS website to coincide with the launch of our first follow-up questionnaire. In addition to an updated look-and-feel, we have also refreshed our content to make sure the information we provide is simpler, more informative, and easier to find.

OHS Celebrates Study Centre Milestones

Nov 15, 2016 // Study Updates

This past fall, OHS Local Study Centres reached and surpassed several important milestones with a recent run of locations in Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Pembroke, London and McMaster. As of November 1st, the Study has successfully operated over 50 Study Centre locations in communities across Ontario and collected over 35,000 blood samples.

Following up on your feedback

Nov 15, 2016 // Study Updates

When we asked for ideas about how we could make participating in the Study easier in our June newsletter, many of you answered that call. We wanted to get back to you and let you know how we’ve used your feedback and to answer a few of the more common questions.