Prevention decreases demands on the health system

We can’t afford to ignore this Provincial Ministers of Health and Ministers of Finance seek to “bend the health care cost curve” but year after year, provincial budgets bend the cost curve in the wrong direction, adding billions of dollars to provincial health spending. In fact, we’ve doubled spending on our medical treatment system in […]

Repenser le diabète

Le journaliste H.L. Mencken a écrit qu’à tout problème complexe il y a une solution simple, mais mauvaise. Cette réflexion décrit bien l’attitude prédominante à l’égard du diabète de type 2, à savoir qu’on pourrait facilement endiguer le problème si les gens se décidaient enfin à bouger davantage et à manger moins.

Backgrounder: Mental illness and addictions in Canada

Mental illness and addictions take a toll that can be measured in human costs, healthcare costs and costs to society. Approximately one in five Canadians experience a mental illness or addiction each year and 50% will experience one in their lifetime.