Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes

Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes

The opioid crisis is a population health issue

The opioid crisis is a population health issue

Les obstétriciens et les gynécologues visent l’élimination des soins inutiles susceptibles de nuire aux patientes et d’imposer des coûts au système de santé

Les obstétriciens et les gynécologues visent l’élimination des soins inutiles susceptibles de nuire aux patientes et d’imposer des coûts au système de santé

Obstetricians and gynecologists target reductions in unnecessary care that may harm patients and cost the health system

Obstetricians and gynecologists target reductions in unnecessary care that may harm patients and cost the health system

Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year

Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year

Closing the 17-year gap between scientific evidence and patient care

Closing the 17-year gap between scientific evidence and patient care

Canada has a mismatch between the world class quality of research we produce on health every year and how that research is implemented into our healthcare system.

When inequality in Canada goes up, child well-being goes down

When inequality in Canada goes up, child well-being goes down

National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada every November 20th since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents describing children’s rights: The 1959 United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It’s time to move health research out of the academy and into the community

It’s time to move health research out of the academy and into the community

Canada has a mismatch between the world class quality of research we produce on health every year and how that research is implemented into our healthcare system.

Indigenous people are not the ‘ghosts of history’

Indigenous people are not the ‘ghosts of history’

Canadian Indigenous people have been described as “ghosts of history,” spectres lingering in the background, haunting our legacy. This refers to the fact that Indigenous people have been ignored to a great extent in Canadian history

A society with no poverty would be healthier, happier and easier to live in — and would save us all money in the end

A society with no poverty would be healthier, happier and easier to live in — and would save us all money in the end

As a family doctor who works largely with people living on low incomes, poverty is at the root of many of the illnesses I treat.