Why Economic Inequality Matters to the Health and Well-Being of All Canadians

Why Economic Inequality Matters to the Health and Well-Being of All Canadians

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.

How health providers in Canada are working together to treat poverty and improve health

How health providers in Canada are working together to treat poverty and improve health

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.

Rising rates of kidney failure signal need for public health strategy

Rising rates of kidney failure signal need for public health strategy

As many as forty thousand people in Canada are affected by kidney failure — a problem that is increasing across the country, with significant consequences for our health system.

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

Promising government regulatory approaches to curb obesity include:
– discouraging higher calorie consumption by enforcing serving sizes
– banning food and beverage ads targeting children
– zoning laws prohibiting fast food sales near schools
– regulating nutrition claims packaging
– tax credits for fitness activities
– more affordable recreational activities
– better walking paths

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

Some social and environmental risk factors for obesity include:
– promotion and availability of high calorie food
– limited access to health food
– lack of time for meal preparation
– barriers to physical activity

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

Five things every Canadian should know about obesity

Obesity is not simply the result of individuals making bad decisions but is strongly influenced by the social and commercial environments that put some at higher risk for certain behaviours.

It shouldn’t matter where you go to school, but for kids with diabetes, it does

It shouldn’t matter where you go to school, but for kids with diabetes, it does

Summer is a time to put thoughts of school aside, but some families are already worrying about September. For parents of kids with diabetes, the beginning of each new school year brings not only the usual preparations, but also fears for their child’s health and safety.

Backgrounder: The impact of poverty on health

Backgrounder: The impact of poverty on health

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.

Five things everyone should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada

Five things everyone should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada

With a federal election on the horizon, certain high level policy topics are bound to make the headlines beyond the personalities of the political leaders: the economy, energy prices, jobs prospects even climate change.