Toronto City Council Recommends Improving Access to Health Care for Medically Uninsured Residents

Toronto City Council passed recommendations from the Board of Health building on a Toronto Public Health report on medically uninsured residents. The Wellesley Institute, along with researchers, representatives from Community Health Centres (CHCs), Toronto Public Health, Women’s College Hospital Network on the Uninsured, Association of …

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Toronto City Council Debates Equitable Access to Good Health and Health Care for Uninsured Residents

City Council will be considering  recommendations from the Toronto Board of Health regarding health care for uninsured residents of Toronto.  We and a number of progressive health care providers and researchers had appeared before the Board to support a Toronto Public Health Report. Uninsured populations …

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Equitable Access To Good Health And Health Care For Uninsured Residents

On April 29, I had the opportunity to present to the Toronto Board of Health recommendations and policy changes needed to ensure equitable access to good health and health care for all in Toronto, including our most marginalized populations such as the uninsured. Uninsured populations …

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“Ferociously” Acting On Equitable Access And Health Of Medically Uninsured Residents In Toronto

The Wellesley Institute, along with researchers, representatives from Community Health Centres (CHCs), Toronto Public Health, Women’s College, Association of Ontario Midwives, and frontline physicians and midwives were at City Hall yesterday to address the Toronto Board of Health  on a Toronto Public Health report on …

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Realizing The Potential Of Health In All Policies: Lessons From Finland

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an increasingly common approach to address the social determinants of health, recognizing that the determinants of health are affected by sectors well beyond health care and so, the implications for health must be embedded in policy development and implementation …

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Connecting the determinants of children’s well-being in Canada’s disappointing UNICEF ranking

A new report, Child well-being in rich countries: A comparative overview, was released yesterday by UNICEF. In a comparison of 29 advanced economy countries, Canada ranks in 17th place. When children’s views of their life satisfaction are taken into account, Canada’s ranking drops even further to …

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The Role of Physicians in Advancing Health Equity

A recent report by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Physicians and Health Equity: Opportunities in Practice, argues that physicians can and have been finding innovative ways to address the needs of vulnerable populations. They interviewed 32 physicians across the country practicing family medicine, emergency medicine, …

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