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…

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…

Rising Inequality, Declining Health

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Last year the Metcalf Foundation released a report on working poverty in Toronto. It found that 113,000 people were living in working poverty in the Toronto 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…

Action and Research: Community-Based Research at The Wellesley Institute

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Community-based research or community-based participatory research (CBR or CBPR) is guided by the core principles of collaboration and partnership where 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…

Driving Local Action: The Potential of City and Regional Health Equity Strategies

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Health inequities are complex social and policy problems that require action from multiple levels of government and numerous sectors. We have been analyzing the Continue Reading…

Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change

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While all the indicators point to deep and persistent housing insecurity and homelessness, there are opportunities for action on the policy landscape. That's Continue Reading…

Housing insecurity and homelessness: What should be done?

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To understand what can be done about housing and homelessness, it's necessary to understand the roots of the current national crisis. That's a key message in a Continue Reading…

Introducing Complexity and Systems Thinking: Making The Connections Exhibit Opening

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On May 7, 2013 Making the Connections exhibit opened at Urbanspace Gallery. This presentation opened the exhibit introducing complexity and systems thinking, Continue Reading…