A new vision for our planet and our health
In this excerpt of Upstream Medicine: Doctors for a Healthier Canada, Upstreamist Dr. Courtney G. Howard tells us how using a health frame in the short-term can help save our planet in the long run. more
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Defunding funerals makes us sick
Giving our loved ones dignity and honour in death is an important part of individual, family and community well-being. The new Saskatchewan budget cuts funeral services for those on social assistance, but it bears asking — can we afford these "savings"? more
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Basic income: a roof over their head?
A guaranteed annual income has the potential to prevent or end the homelessness of thousands of Canadians. more
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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. read more and comment
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. read more and comment
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. read more and comment
Planetary Health: The new frontier for 21st century public health
An ecologically sustainable way of life may be the only truly "healthy" life available to us, in the long run. 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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