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The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is a voluntary, professional organization representing more than 77,000 Canadian physicians.  Under the direction of current President, Dr. Anna Reid, the CMA has spearheaded an effort to move the social determinants of health higher on the health care agenda. The campaign—Healthcare Transformation in Canada—includes

  • A series of Town Hall Meetings held in cities across Canada in early 2013.  Attendees discussed how factors outside the healthcare system were influencing health in their communities, and how governments and health care providers could help address these issues.
  • The publication of Physicians and health equity: Opportunities in practice, containing interviews with Canadian physicians about how they incorporate health equity work in their clinical practice.
  • A video, entitled Social Determinants of Health, examining how social factors influence health.

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