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.

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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.

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Spend upstream to improve health outcomes

We're sick with poverty. And we have the data to prove it.

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For a healthy society, we have to act upstream

Ever wondered how Upstream got started?

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A holiday message from the Executive Director

Happy Holidays.

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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.

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The social determinants of physical activity

Let's exercise our policy opportunities to build healthier communities.

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Many ministries could be Ministry of Health

Every minister is a health minister.

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The public health system benefits all of us

Public health requires the collaboration of social, economic and public policy, for an agenda that serves all Canadians.

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Reconciliation is a public health imperative

"All these seeds we are planting now, and the federal government's doing it under the auspices of trying to save money, but it really is fool's gold what they're saving because the World Health Organization shows us that for every dollar a government spends on a child, they can expect to save up to $20 downstream in not having to pay for addiction services, mental health services, hospitals, prisons, those kind of things."

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