#Poverty & #Health

2 Dec

This holds true for Americans also.

A Patient Voice

SocialDeterminantsOfHealth

 We need to talk about poverty and health.

Health for many pundits is all about health care. And while health care deserves its place in the political spotlight, it’s also essential that the public understand a too-often ignored, inextricably linked issue: the human and economic costs of poverty on health.

These costs aren’t just personal — affecting those unfortunate many beneath the poverty line — but affect our economy and our communities as a whole. Fail to address poverty, and you fail to address health. Fail to address both and your discussions about the economy or jobs or markets (which rely on healthy Canadians and healthy communities) are incomplete.

More than 3 million Canadians struggle to make ends meet…

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