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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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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