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Social Determinants of Health & Motherhood

My Question for our readers:

What does Social Determinants of health mean for mothers ?

Connection ???

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Harm Reduction and Pregnancy: Community-based Approaches to Prenatal Substance Use in Western Canada

This 16-page booklet provides a short introduction to harm reduction approaches during pregnancy.

Harm Reduction refers to policies, programs and practices that aim to reduce the negative health, social and economic consequences that may ensue from the use of legal and illegal psychoactive drugs, without necessarily reducing drug use. 138 more words

Substance Use

Thinking and Speaking Differently: Reframing Health Equity

The Walter Gordon Symposium is an annual conference co-hosted by the School of Public Policy and Governance and Massey College. In the lead up to the 2015 Walter Gordon Symposium, students, speakers, faculty, and community members are invited to share their reflections on the theme of ‘Confronting Complexity’ in Canadian society.  807 more words

Public Policy

Time for Health: Time as a social determinant of health & health inequity

In the modern world, time poverty and income poverty can be closely related, particularly for those without the financial resources to outsource tasks of daily living (cleaning,shopping, childcare). 1,130 more words

Stephen McNeil gets a failing grade for his response to Nova Scotia's poor health report card

I was driving home from work a couple of weeks ago, listening to the CBC (as per usual), when a segment came on about the recently released… 327 more words

Widening the circle of care: adding legal and financial experts to health care teams

There is a growing movement within health care to treat – or even prevent – health problems with social, rather than medical, interventions.

At a population level, social conditions such as employment, income, housing, education, and access to nutritious food have a larger impact on health than someone’s genetics, lifestyle choices or access to health care services. 112 more words


Sick Care: Is There Any Healing Left in Health?

Incentive structures in healthcare have to change. Right now, we pay for services, or have a so-called, “fee for service” system. The idea is that the more patients doctors see, the more expensive tests doctors order, and the more patients doctors hospitalize, the more money clinics and hospitals make. 771 more words

Medicine And Me