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Post boxes tell a lot about community health
Where you live plays an important role in determining your health. Six-digit postal codes are often used in health research to identify where people live and to work out environmental exposure measures, which are then linked to health data. moreAdd your comment Share
Canadian opioid crisis plan must address social causes
Canada lacks a system to track co-existing mental health conditions or co-ingestions in opioid-related fatalities, and our evidence base on opioid overdoses is disappointingly sparse. As we seek to build upon it, we will need to do so with a view to the significant role that mental health and substance... moreAdd your comment Share
My Lightbulb Moment: Our worst epidemics have social roots
In nursing school I learned about the social determinants of health. I read countless pages, wrote lengthy papers and sat in many lectures all dedicated to the topic. But despite this 'knowledge' I gained at university, the reality of how our health has social sources didn’t really hit me until... more1 comment Share
UPSTREAM SOLUTIONS DON’T TREAT SYMPTOMS, THEY TREAT THE SOURCE.
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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