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Accessible Recreation For Better Health For All

As we start a debate about scrapping recreation fees there are lots of things to consider. Getting rid of the fees would cost the City $30 million per year, but Continue Reading…

The Real Cost of Cutting the Interim Federal Health Program

The Real Cost of Cutting the Interim Federal Health Program

On June 30, 2012, the federal government made changes to the Interim Federal Health (IFH) program that resulted in the effective elimination of health care Continue Reading…

Water Fluoridation: Turning On The Tap to Reduce Health Inequities

Kids are back in school but parents might want to hold off on that sigh of relief.  Beyond ensuring that their child finishes their homework and gets a decent Continue Reading…

The Real Cost of Removing Water Fluoridation

The Real Cost of Removing Water Fluoridation

Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases, rates of which disproportionately impact individuals with lower income, children and seniors. Tooth Continue Reading…

Interim Federal Health Program: Administrative Burdens Compromise Refugee Health Care Access

By Sonal Marwah This is the first in Sonal Marwah's series on the Interim Federal Health (IFH) Program. Canada has signed up to many international Continue Reading…

Diabetes Prevention And Management Through A Health Equity Lens

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Diabetes is a problem to be solved. According to the World Health Organization, 90 percent of Type 2 cases could be prevented through healthier diets and Continue Reading…

What Makes Us Sick? A Report By The Canadian Medical Association

What makes us sick is more than access to and quality of health care. The social determinants of health play a significant role. Today, the Canadian Medical Continue Reading…

Acting on Social Determinants and Health Equity: Opportunities and Promising Practices for Public Health

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Public health has long led the way on driving equity into action – whether Sudbury’s ten promising practices, Saskatoon’s ground-breaking local research Continue Reading…

Talking Health Equity: Safe Injection Sites

Toronto Public Health has produced an excellent report that will be considered at the Board of Health on July 10. Its analysis should be endorsed and its Continue Reading…

Driving Local Action on Health Equity: Hamilton

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I was very pleased to speak at the North Hamilton Community Health Centre’s AGM.  There is enormous international evidence that enhancing access to Continue Reading…