Social Determinants of Health

  • Thursday, Nov 10 2016
    “Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an approach to public policies across sectors that systematically takes into account the health implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts in order to improve population health and health equity.” As a concept, it reflects the principles of: legitimacy, accountability, transparency and access to information, participation, sustainability, and collaboration across sectors and levels of government (World Health Organization, 2014).
  • Monday, Feb 8 2016
    Canada's nurses are proud to participate in ‪#‎ HaveAHeartDay‬ in support of our First Nations children across Canada. This child and youth-led reconciliation campaign organized by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, receive a good education, be healthy, and proud of who they are. Send a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau or your MP to...
  • Friday, Aug 3 2012
    Federal Budget 2013: A Virtuous Circle – Healthy Population and a Healthy Economy CFNU submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
  • Canadian Labour Congress and Canadian Union of Public Employees
    Tuesday, Apr 20 2010
    Sign the petition calling for Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care In 2005, the G8 committed to providing access to HIV treatment, prevention, care and support for all those who need it by 2010. Despite that promise, in 2008 two million people died of AIDS-related illness, and the number of new HIV infections continues to outstrip the number of people being treated. For every two people starting treatment, a further five become infected with the virus. The stark...
  • Friday, Mar 19 2010
    The Global Unions AIDS Programme has called on its membership to join forces with African and Canadian trade unions in support the “Days of Action” campaign commencing March 21 and continuing through April 28, 2010. Visit the CUPE website for more information: Sign the petition here
  • Friday, Feb 8 2008
    Health care remains a priority on the minds of Canadians but yet there are few discussions about the actual forces shaping the health of the population. Nonetheless, there is an abundance of evidence that suggests that the social determinants of health, i.e. socio-economic indicators such as affordable housing, social equality, education, etc., are equally or more important to health status than medical care and personal health behaviour such as smoking or eating habits. Yet discussions about the health care policy...
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