Social Policy

Canada needs to provide an urgent investment in indigenous health

Canada needs to provide an urgent investment in indigenous health

The health of Canada’s indigenous people lags substantially behind other Canadians – and the tragic reality is well documented. Sadly, the data regarding poor health status for indigenous populations shows us this is true across all major illnesses and across all age groups.

Ending homelessness through housing first initiatives

Ending homelessness through housing first initiatives

Up to 15 percent of the homeless population in Canada is struggling with mental illness. Could giving them a permanent home be a way off the streets and into a healthier life? Dr. Jino Distasio, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg and Vicky Stergiopoulos, Psychiatrist-in-chief at St. Michael’s Hospital […]

What can we learn from a basic income pilot?

What can we learn from a basic income pilot?

The Basic Income Guarantee is having a moment.
Hot on the heels of Quebec’s plans to work towards a basic income guarantee and a Globe and Mail Editorial Board endorsement came an announcement last Thursday of a pilot as part of Ontario’s provincial budget.

How future doctors see social factors shaping their medical practice

How future doctors see social factors shaping their medical practice

Medical students learn how to manage and treat disease. But once they start meeting patients in clinics and hospitals, they are also confronted with the fact that social factors have a huge impact on health and that their medical interventions might sometimes be limited. Two medical residents, Laura Stymiest and Lita Cameron, and medical student, […]

From grievance to growth

From grievance to growth

Moving Manitoba’s Indigenous peoples from the liability to asset column was a topic that consumed some of Manitoba’s most innovative First Nations and mainstream business minds during a two-day ‘design-thinking boot camp’ recently.

See our 10 Most Popular Videos and Podcasts from our YouTube Channel

See our 10 Most Popular Videos and Podcasts from our YouTube Channel

2015 saw us create a regular podcast series on health policy produced by our media intern and Radio Canada journalist, Melanie-Meloche Holubowski. It’s proven to be popular, along with our less frequently created video content.

Most popular health policy content on EvidenceNetwork.ca, 2011-2015

Most popular health policy content on EvidenceNetwork.ca, 2011-2015

Since 2011, we’ve published well over 500 original op-eds, podcasts, videos and backgrounders on controversial and timely health policy issues in Canada and had them published widely in every major media outlet across the country.

When it comes to medical tests and treatments, more is not always better

When it comes to medical tests and treatments, more is not always better

As technology and medical knowledge progress, doctors and patients have access to many more screening tools. But with the availability of more tests, also comes the risk of overtesting and overdiagnosis, worries health care researcher, Alan Cassels and doctors Wendy Levinson and Eric Bohm. They explain why more medical tests and treatments do not necessarily […]

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

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.

Setting the conditions for good long-term health

Setting the conditions for good long-term health

Last year at a camp in southern New Brunswick I met Evan. Before turning eight, he had bounced from foster home to foster home. He was sent to camp without a bathing suit or sufficient lunch. Regardless, Evan smiled constantly, excelled in school and had a striking sense of compassion. I still think about Evan all the time — what allowed him to thrive in spite of the cards he had been dealt?