Child poverty is outrageous and unhealthy

In one of the wealthiest nations on earth, at a time of greater wealth than ever before, how can we have such incredible rates of child poverty and not take action?

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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"?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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Pro-poverty policies are sickening and costly

Doing nothing is still a decision, and doing nothing on poverty is very bad for our health.

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