To cure hunger, prescribe income
In this ninth episode of Upstream Radio, we zoom out and look to the deepest sources of hunger and food insecurity, and what can be done to address these urgent Canadian public health crises. more
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Better food in schools improves education and health
Education and food are absolutely fundamental to a healthy life. So why in a country as progressive and wealthy as Canada, do we still have such a hard time putting these two things together? more
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Public health should not be part of health care
It used to be the case in much of Canada that public health units were autonomous or semi-autonomous organizations at the local level, often aligned with and sometimes part of local government. more
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Why did Mary die? Dig deep to find causes
In some ways, public health is like that annoying kid who is always asking: “Why?” Why did this person become sick? Why did they die? It’s a bit like peeling an onion — there is always another layer to the story, another reason why. read more and comment
Thinking large and small in the inner city
A roof over our head. Enough to eat. Income and decent work to support a life.  These are a lot more important to our health than pharmaceuticals and hospitals. In this excerpt from Upstream Medicine: Doctors for a Healthier Canada, Upstream thinker and ally Dr. Ritika Goel explores some of... read more and comment
Reconnect food and health
Hunger isn't an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice. - Jacques Diouf read more and comment
We can reduce poverty in Canada
We can fight and eventually end poverty in Canada, if we just go upstream to its sources. 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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