Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population

As the population ages, there is a growing belief that a tsunami of elderly patients will bankrupt the healthcare system, but evidence shows that this is a misconception.

Can filing taxes be a treatment for poverty? Here’s how doctors are helping their low-income patients

Can filing taxes be a treatment for poverty?  Here’s how doctors are helping their low-income patients

While the link between poverty and poor health outcomes is well established, experts say that many health care providers feel unequipped to intervene. Nancy McPherson, a Population Health Analyst, says that one solution is for health practitioners to diagnose and treat poverty, like any other physical condition. An immediate step is to encourage patients to […]

Why do Canada’s children lag so far behind?

Why do Canada’s children lag so far behind?

A version of this podcast appeared in the Huffington Post In a recent UNICEF report, Canada ranked in the bottom half of the world’s richest countries in overall child well-being and child equality. Experts say that a lack of access to healthcare and inadequate support for parents are reasons why Canada lags behind. Dr. Denis Daneman from the […]

How can Canada reduce the number of children in care?

How can Canada reduce the number of children in care?

There are approximately 30,000 foster kids in Canada. Manitoba has the highest rates in Canada, with 10,000 kids in care. Canada does not have a national strategy for the provision of child protection services and does not keep reliable national statistics on kids in care, making it difficult to fully grasp the problem, says Dr. […]