Backgrounders, Health More than Healthcare

Backgrounder_Why-Economic-Inequality-Matters-to-the-Health-and-Well-Being-of-All-Canadians Backgrounder: Why Economic Inequality Matters to the Health and Well-Being of All Canadians
By Carolyn Shimmin and John Millar

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity
By Barbara Clow

Everyone deserves to live a long life in full health, but not everyone is so fortunate. Some individuals and groups are more at risk of falling ill, becoming severely ill or disabled or dying prematurely (that is, before the average expected life span).

Backgrounder: How health providers in Canada are working together to treat poverty and improve health Backgrounder: How health providers in Canada are working together to treat poverty and improve health
By Dane Wanniarachige

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

Burden of Disease Backgrounder: ‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters
By Barbara Clow

In a world affected by numerous diseases, disabilities and illnesses, how do governments, health care providers, media or the general public decide which ones are most important?

Mother and toddler Backgrounder: Kids in Care in Canada: The Alarming Facts
By Neeta Das McMurtry

What happens to kids who authorities determine can’t live safely with their own parents or caregivers? Thousands of Canadian children are in this situation right now.

Backgrounder_The Impact of Poverty on Health Backgrounder: The impact of poverty on health
By Carolyn Shimmin

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

Nutrition facts Backgrounder: Improving nutritional information on food labels to help consumers make healthier choices
By Melanie Meloche-Holubowski

Data indicate several problems related to the dietary habits of Canadians; Canadians are over-consuming snacks, fats and foods not belonging to the basic food groups.

Sad child Backgrounder: Girls in Canada subject to dating violence, self-harm, low self-esteem, racial discrimination

Despite advances over the years, girls in Canada face pressures — new and old — that limit their potential. Canadian statistics and research findings prove that the real-life challenges of girls have not been addressed — particularly for girls who are marginalized, such as immigrant, Indigenous, racialized, or rural girls.


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