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NAFTA re-negotiations may threaten Canada’s steps toward universal pharmacare NAFTA re-negotiations may threaten Canada’s steps toward universal pharmacare
By Ruth Lopert and Steve Morgan
Thinking outside the lab
By Ted Bruce and David Peters

Recently, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) celebrated the fact that the average lifespan of Canadians has increased by more than 30 years since the early 1900s. That’s something we can all celebrate.

Early interventions require a new means of social investment Early interventions require a new means of social investment
By Ryan Meili and James Hughes

Investing in social programs improves social conditions and, as a consequence, improves people’s lives. That’s fairly obvious. What hasn’t always been as obvious, however, is that such social spending doesn’t tend to come at the cost of economic growth.

Toward a true health accord Toward a true health accord
By Ryan Meili

Later this month, Canada’s Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott, will meet with her provincial and territorial counterparts in Vancouver. This is no ordinary get-together.

Saskatoon's housing crisis Is a health emergency Saskatoon’s housing crisis Is a health emergency
By Michael Schwandt and Ryan Meili

Recently, a disturbing photo of five people sleeping in a Saskatoon bank lobby became headline news and filled social media feeds.

Double-failing on health Double-failing on health
By Joshua Tepper

When we fail in healthcare we often double-fail: one in the event and again when we are unable to recognize, name and learn from that failure.

Double-failing on health Double-failing on health
By Joshua Tepper

The best way to honour a person who has been harmed by a healthcare failure is to do everything possible to learn from that failure so that it will not be prepared.

Basic Income Just What the Doctor Ordered Basic Income: Just What the Doctor Ordered
By Danielle Martin and Ryan Meili

What makes people sick? Infectious agents like bacteria and viruses and personal factors like smoking, eating poorly and living a sedentary lifestyle. But none of these compares to the way that poverty makes us sick.

TepperPosterJun03.15 Double-failing on health
By Joshua Tepper

Healthcare failures must become teachable moments, not professional risks.

Why it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes

The health care system in Canada is not always perfect. Mistakes are made, but Dr. Joshua Tepper believes it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes in order to improve the quality of services.


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