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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

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.

Please update your contact info for the Ontario Health Study

Nov 4, 2016 // Study Updates

One of the most important challenges in a long-term study is keeping in touch with participants to collect up-to-date information. As the study continues into the future with follow-up questionnaires and other initiatives, it is important that we are able to communicate with our participants. In order to ensure we are able to reach you, we ask that you please add a contact phone number to your account.

The Ontario Health Study Newsletter, June 2016

Jun 16, 2016 // OHS Newsletter

In this issue: New study on metabolic syndrome to use OHS data: OHS principal investigator awarded $2 million research grant; OHS data provides closer look at mental health of ethnocultural minorities: A new study examines the link between ethnicity and mental health risk; Discovery—It’s in your Blood: Provide a blood sample to the OHS; Building a “biobank”: Find out what happens after you’ve donated a blood sample to the OHS; We’d like to hear from you: Tell us what you think