Conférence : les défis de l’interdépendance entre chercheurs et journalistes

Conférence : les défis de l’interdépendance entre chercheurs et journalistes

Écoutez la table ronde organisée par la Chaire de recherche – Politiques, connaissances et santé de l’Université de Montréal. Le débat entre les panélistes a fait la lumière sur l’interdépendance des médias et des chercheurs.

Canadians care about healthcare – so why don’t we see more health media coverage?

Canadians care about healthcare – so why don’t we see more health media coverage?

We are all too frequently entertained — and not educated — by our media outlets. The stories that help us understand what influences public policy and the factors that determine our health status — the so-called social determinants of health — are left largely untold.

Four things everyone should know about autism in Canada

Four things everyone should know about autism in Canada

Canadian governments have done little to address the crisis faced by autism families across the country. This sentiment was true in 2007 when it was put forward in the cross-party Senate report on the state of funding for the treatment of autism in Canada, aptly titled, Pay Now or Pay Later. And until recently, this sentiment could be used to sum up the role of the federal government which has largely left the crisis up to provincial ministries to manage.

Canadians care about healthcare — so why don’t we see more health policy coverage in the news?

Canadians care about healthcare — so why don’t we see more health policy coverage in the news?

For the last thirty years or so, Canadians have repeatedly flagged healthcare as the most important national concern and the issue they want their political leaders to prioritize. Surveys and studies and polls and panels — there have been plenty — all come up with the same finding: Canadians care about healthcare.

Four things every journalist should know before writing about autism in Canada

Four things every journalist should know before writing about autism in Canada

Every week a new study on autism seems to surface, and too often, there are errors or critical omissions in some of the media coverage on the topic.

Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks

Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks

A decision by the Alberta Health Services last month seemed innocuous enough — to swap the tender for laboratory services from a United States-based transnational corporation to an Australian one — but it provoked a furore of discontent.

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