Check out the most popular articles on the EvidenceNetwork.ca site from 2015

By Nanci Armstrong and Kathleen O'Grady

Check out the most popular articles on the EvidenceNetwork.ca site from 2015

It was another great year for content produced by Evidence Network experts and authors.  We created more than 150 original op-eds, podcasts, videos, posters and backgrounders on a wide range of health policy issues for publication in the mainstream media.

Our original content was picked up widely (reprinted almost 900 times in 2015) in every major media outlet across the country – from dozens of pieces published in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, La Presse and Le Devoir alone – to multiple publications in every big city paper in the country, reprinted widely again in local, niche and online media.

On our own website, where we house all of our content with a Creative Commons license for easy re-printing, the story was slightly different.  Our still timely back catalogue content competed fiercely with our new 2015 material to give us a strong but eclectic range of Canadian health policy content in English and French.

We’ve drawn together our most popular titles from 2015, below.  Happy Reading!

Top 25 Pages Visited for 2015 

  1. Why seniors matter — and how they contribute to our everyday lives
    by Verena Menec
  2. Pourquoi les personnes âgées sont importantes et comment elles contribuent à nos vies quotidiennes
    by Verena Menec
  3. Backgrounder: Obesity trends in Canada
    by Banaz Al-khalidi
  4. Beware drug store dispensing fees
    by Noralou Roos
  5. How the federal government plans to end homelessness
    by Vicky Stergiopoulos and Sam Tsemberis
  6. Certainty of punishment is best crime deterrent
    by Rick Linden
  7. Five things every Canadian should know about obesity
    by Carolyn Shimmin
  8. Le temps est-il venu d’autoriser le suicide assisté?
    by Harvey Max Chochinov and Balfour M. Mount
  9. Why Canada shouldn’t compete with the U.S. for the worst performing health system in the developed world
    by Colleen Flood
  10. How Canada fails people with mental illnesses
    by Paul Kurdyak and Sanjeev Sockalingam
  11. Download our new free eBook! Navigating the Evidence: Communicating Canadian Health Policy in the Media
    by Noralou Roos, Kathleen O’Grady, Shannon Turczak, Camilla Tapp and Lindsay Jolivet
  12. What I learned as a medical student working with low-income families in Toronto
    by Lita Cameron and Elizabeth Lee Ford-Jones
  13. Canada Health Transfer changes: The devil is in the details
    by Livio Di Matteo
  14. Backgrounder: Canada’s aging population and the need for changes in health care delivery
    by Ann Silversides
  15. Why Canadian hospitals outperform U.S. hospitals
    by Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein
  16. How to save $690 and prevent unnecessary worry
    by Alan Cassels
  17. Backgrounder: The Dutch health care system
    by Lee Tunstall
  18. Why Canada should care about the Shouldice Hospital deal
    by Irfan Dhalla
  19. Backgrounder: Kids in Care in Canada: The Alarming Facts
    by Neeta Das McMurtry
  20. Why employers in Canada waste $5 billion a year on inefficient drug coverage
    by Alan Cassels and Sean O’Brady
  21. Five things everyone should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada
    by Carolyn Shimmin
  22. Download our free eBook! Canadian Health Policy in the News: Why Evidence Matters
    by Noralou Roos, Sharon Manson Singer, Kathleen O’Grady, Shannon Turczak, and Camilla Tapp
  23. The time for a Guaranteed Annual Income might finally have come
    by Noralou Roos and Evelyn Forget
  24. Comparing U.S., Canadian health care systems
    by Trudy Lieberman
  25. Backgrounder: Surgical wait times for publicly funded health services in Canada
    by Neeta Das McMurtry

Nanci Armstrong is the Research Support at EvidenceNetwork.ca.  Kathleen O’Grady is the Managing Editor at EvidenceNetwork.ca and a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University.

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