New federal government set to change the landscape of health care policy in Canada.
Prescribing medications and lifestyle changes for those afflicted by poverty isn’t enough; we need to start prescribing healthy incomes.
Sometimes what it takes to understand something on this scale is to see its effects on the health of a single person or a community.
Income and its distribution, education, employment, housing, food security and the wider environment have far greater impact on health outcomes than health care.
Studies find public investments in childhood education, health and affordable housing good for the economy.
Living in a country with high levels of inequality damages us all, harming the physical and mental health of everyone in society, even those at or near the top of the socioeconomic scale.
Building on local strengths is the key to cooling medical hot spots, which are areas where just a handful of citizens cost the health care system millions of dollars per year.