Equity

The Canadian Medical Association: From Profit to Equity

Submitted by Danyaal Raza on August 20, 2012 - 19:13

The recent annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association was remarkable for a number of reasons. Most notably, for its explicit focus on health equity and the social determinants of health. Though the link between health and factors like education, housing and income has been well-established for some time, never before has the medical association so openly acknowledged it - and they've done so with great gusto. What is equally remarkable is how far and how quickly the organization shifted from a 'pro-profit to 'pro-people’ agenda.