A system that puts health as its ultimate goal
In this excerpt of Upstream Medicine: Doctors for a Healthier Canada, Upstream's Executive Director Monika Dutt shares her experience of thinking and working Upstream. more
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My Lightbulb Moment: Thinking Upstream
Every health professional has a moment in time, like a light bulb turning on, where they start to see the social, economic and political sources of illness and health. more
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The Story of Closing the Gap
Our incredible, national Upstream Community made our second annual Closing the Gap conference an outstanding success. Check out the Twitter Moment here, and read on further for Christine Soon's Storified version of the conference. more
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We can't separate health from environment
In this seventh episode we’re looking at a determinant that’s sometimes ignored not because of how small it is, but because of how big! We're talking about what we call “the wider environment”, and the “ecological determinants of health”. read more and comment
Driven Upstream: The quest for a healthy society
In medicine, you have a reflection of the political spectrum of society, and it’s not that surprising that you have some people really taking on a more socially minded, community-focused approach to things. read more and comment
Pro-poverty policies are sickening and costly
Doing nothing is still a decision, and doing nothing on poverty is very bad for our health. read more and comment
This inequality rift will tear our society apart
What we need, and what is now beginning to emerge, is a mass movement capable of driving egalitarian policies forward. read more and comment

Upstream is a movement to create a healthy society through evidence-based, people-centred ideas. We work to reframe public discourse around addressing the social determinants of health in order to build a healthier society.

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