Public Health Offers Potent Climate Solutions

The spectre of climate change-fueled disasters looms large over the coming federal election, yet the health equity promise of a Green New Deal is shining through the storm clouds. 

 

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Measuring Success in the Federal Budget

Healthy Metrics Beyond Debt and GDP

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Time to shift the bell curve toward health

Life is lived on a bell curve. Many attributes of a population – height, for example - are distributed on a bell-shaped curve, with the average at the centre and then decreasing numbers of people as we get further from the centre.

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Upstream Radio: Why early learning investments matter

Podcast with Charles Pascal hosted by Trish Hennessy

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Public Health Beyond the Anthropocene

We need to give up thinking about nature and society as distinct entities if we want to better the lives of Canadians in the 21st century.

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Honk if you’re …

It’s 6:45 am, still dark on this winter morning, but six floors below me on the major thoroughfare which is the street that I live on, a loud, persistent HOOOOONK awakens me.

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The Quest for Universal Pharmacare

Canada’s federal government seems poised to prop up the status quo instead of going upstream

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Four of top 10 global health threats are environmental

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently released a report on the top ten threats to health in 2019. Strikingly, several are related to global ecological change, marking perhaps a turning point in the recognition of the health implications of the rapid and massive ecological changes we are causing.

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The Opioid Crisis and Mental Suffering

Let’s get to the heart of the matter

 

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2019: Trends to watch this year

Here at Upstream, we’re promoting ideas aimed at rethinking our traditional approach to public policy in Canada. We’re looking at the root causes of social and economic ailments instead of just treating the symptoms. Our goal is to change the conversation about the key challenges of our time—income inequality, climate change, and the need for collective action. Will 2019 be the year Canada’s decision-makers take an upstream approach to policy making? Here’s what I’ll be tracking.

Trish Hennessy

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