Housing is health care
A novel solution to the health crisis of homelessness: get people into homes. more
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The search for a cure for poverty
The poor are part of us. And we're part of the poor. We're all in this together. more
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Looking upstream at the opioid crisis
Canada's opioid epidemic is an urgent crisis — but the root causes, and the remedies too, are social. more
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Spend upstream to improve health outcomes
We're sick with poverty. And we have the data to prove it. read more and comment
How much do lifestyle choices really matter for health?
If we want healthier communities, we must stop thinking of health only as a matter of personal responsibility and lifestyle choices, and dive deeper to the greater social determinants. 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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