Commentaries, Health is More than Healthcare

Our expert advisors have written opinion pieces on important health policy topics, published in leading media outlets across the country. We are making these articles available to everyone, free of charge, with a Creative Commons license, so that you may use them in your publication or on your website. See also our Commentaries in French.

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What gets measured gets done “What gets measured gets done”
By Jennifer Zwicker and Stephanie Dunn
How one Manitoban began his journey into AIDS research How one Manitoban began his journey into AIDS research
By Shannon Sampert
Time to say no to 'manels' of experts Time to say no to ‘manels’ of experts
By Shannon Sampert
Announcement of National Housing Strategy $40 million investment is good news for Canada The work to end poverty and homelessness is just beginning
By Jino Distasio
Despite the fanfare, the medical benefits of marijuana remain experimental for many conditions
By Scott McLeod
Maybe the diet you are on right now is actually a pretty good one Maybe the diet you are on right now is actually a pretty good one
By James McCormack
Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes
By Jino Distasio
Should the loudest voices prevail on proposed tax reform — even if it is shrill hyperbole?
By Michael Wolfson
Provincial governments will bear the burden of legalized marijuana Provincial governments will bear the burden of legalized marijuana
By Malcolm Bird
What do doctors really have to fear from the feds’ tax crackdown? What do doctors really have to fear from the feds’ tax crackdown?
By Michael Wolfson

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