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Penicillin the right prescription for Canada in pandemic agreement negotiations

Instead of undermining technology transfer provisions, Canada once played a key role in disseminating breakthrough medical technology

The Canadian Dental Care Plan will have higher copayments than expected

Compromises with for-profit dentistry leave the plan open to future attacks

Free contraception is a win for all Canadians

Universal access to birth control is popular, smart policy, and a building block for universal pharmacare in Canada

Missing teeth

Canada is expanding public health coverage to dental care—but it's not universal.

Hennessy’s Index: GDP vs. Well-being

More and more Canadians support governments prioritizing social metrics rather than just economic ones

The social solution to Canada’s health care problem

The medical care system clearly needs government support to get it back to health

Time to grow social and education spending—it’s key to good health

Medical care and social investments are not an either/or proposition.

Three key health policy movements are aligning

Get Well Canada, well-being budgeting, and health-in-all-policies are converging to address the most critical factors shaping health are the economic, social and environmental conditions in which we live.

Social and medical spending: Flip sides of the same coin

Research finds the ratio between health and social spending is key to understanding health outcomes.

Addressing the fundamental causes of population health inequality

Health inequality is a persistent problem—and it's directly tied to other forms of inequality.

Canada needs to move from individual choice approach to whole-of-society approach

Half of our health and well-being is based on social determinants of health

How can we influence budgets?

Building power to change social structures

Healthy public policy requires working within and beyond the health care system

Population health metrics are about more than just health care—they're about the society we live in.

“Allowances” trap institutionalized Canadians in deep poverty

It’s time for governments to address policy that forces disabled people in residential institutions to live in misery

I’m a dentist. It’s time for public dental care in Canada

I see the failures of the privatized insurance system every day. We have a chance to start fixing it.

Funding peer support for mental health should be a key component of a national strategy

The federal government hasn’t fulfilled its promises on mental health. It should immediately scale up funding for peer support services