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Healthstyles on December 11: Choosing Wisely and Women's Economic Development

There’s an old saying that “women hold up half the sky”. But around the world, women–and thus their families–are living in poverty with little access to the education that can help them to make a decent living and promote the health of their families. 512 more words

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Social Determinants of Health: Indicators

We’re working on our Common Agenda, including fine-tuning long-term outcomes, setting targets & selecting indicators for our Collective Impact Initiative.

To engage in shared measurement, we need to adopt shared indicators that can be measured by each service-delivery partner in the initiative, so we can track our collective progress toward our goals. 348 more words

Why I am all tip and no iceberg

In the ‘Blogging on Demand’ series you get to choose the topic. If you have a great idea you want the world to know about, send an 

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Emotional Neglect and Medical Care in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks did not share much of her medical situation with her family. Some may argue she did not have the knowledge or education to share; however, the story presented by Rebecca Skloot paints a picture of Henrietta deliberating withholding the information. 747 more words

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Breathtaking: asthma and the social determinants of health

Darcell Harrison never knew how serious asthma could be until his teens, when his cousin, unable to breathe, frightened the whole family with repeated trips to the emergency room. 140 more words


Achieving a Fair Society and Improving Health

Every year, the University of Waterloo hosts acclaimed individuals to speak at the Hagey Lectures, enlightening and challenging staff, students, and community members alike. Starting in 1970, it has hosted various individuals such as Roberta Bondar, Margaret Atwood, Dr. 939 more words

Reflections On Health