This inequality rift will tear our society apart

What we need, and what is now beginning to emerge, is a mass movement capable of driving egalitarian policies forward.

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Doctors are proving climate change is a health risk

Climate change has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the biggest health threat of the 21st century.

But what does it mean for Canada?

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Together we can close the health gap for all Canadians

Together we've started a powerful movement toward greater health equity in Canada. Let's keep the momentum going. Upstream’s annual Closing the Gap (CTG) conference is coming back to Ottawa on April 8, 2017 at the Shaw Centre.

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A basic income could improve the health of all Canadians

Income isn't just a determinant of health — it's the determinant of determinants.

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When inequality becomes too great

If the past year has taught us anything, it's that we can no longer ignore inequality.

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Basic income solutions in an era of slow growth

The basic income conversation has freed imaginations around the world, and Canadian hopes for closing our gaps in wealth and health. But it's worth asking the question: are we better off when we have more income, or need less of it?

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The health case for basic income

Income is the determinant of the other determinants of health.

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Making money while creating health

Who are the real producers of good health, and how can we craft policy that supports them, in order to promote greater communal and societal well-being?

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What basic income could do for our health

In this sixth episode of Upstream Radio we speak with Dr. Evelyn Forget, Armine Yalnizyan and Dr. Danielle Martin about the costs and benefits of a Canadian basic income policy, including opportunity costs, focusing in on what it could all mean for our health.

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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.

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