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Why Income Gaps Matter - Policy Quarterly - February 2014

Why Income Gaps Matter – Policy Quarterly – February 2014

“The income gap between rich and poor, which is now much larger in most developed countries than it was 30 years ago, has become one of the more pressing problems facing both the public and policy makers. 108 more words

Health Economics

FASD prevention signs required in all Alberta liquor stores, bars, restaurants, and night clubs

Yesterday, the Alberta government announced that liquor stores, restaurants and bars are required to display signs about FASD prevention to help raise awareness of FASD. 591 more words

Risk & Communication

Speaking Out On Inequities

By Ted Bruce

The health care establishment occasionally shows glimmers of awareness that the greatest contributors to health are social determinants. We even see the Canadian Medical Association speaking out about poverty in its report… 276 more words

Harsh socio-economic conditions affect the genetic health of children

Environmental health practitioners, particularly those who studied and qualified in the last twenty years, will be very familiar with Margaret Whitehead and Göran Dahlgren’s model of the social determinants of health, shown below in the well-known model from their 1991 publication. 893 more words

Environmental Health

3- 12 Months to Lose Baby Weight they say: Is this possible for all?

Doctors in Canada are encouraging new mothers to begin losing their baby weight during the first 3- 12 months after giving birth. A March 25th, 2014 article in BBC News, “ 865 more words


Equal Pay, Now

Today is Equal Pay Day, or the day that marks how many extra days the average US woman must work into 2014, to earn as much as her average male counterpart in 2013. 669 more words

Physician Advocacy