health policy; poverty; health equity; CMA

Curing what ails us

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on August 7, 2013 - 12:07

Who will champion the CMA’s health policy recommendations?

The Canadian Medical Association, which has lately been taking a far more social determinants-focused approach to health, has come out swinging with a report clearly titled “Health Care in Canada: What Makes Us Sick?”, which identifies poverty as one of four fundamental factors external to the health care system that underlie ill health among Canadians.