Hurdles to Health is a personal narrative about a Saskatoon family, shared by a wife and mother of a low-income household. This video shows the family’s daily struggles caused by the barriers poverty creates to achieving overall health and wellbeing.
This paper from the Northern Policy Institute outlines evidence to support a basic income guarantee as the most effective policy intervention for addressing food insecurity among vulnerable populations. It also provides an overview of how Ontario’s socioeconomic patterning relates to income of food insecurity in the province.
This case study shows how leadership, local data and strong community support drove intersectoral action on health equity.
This report is intended for use by public health practitioners, community organizations, social service agencies, municipalities, and others to address food insecurity from an upstream, income-related policy perspective.
Large forces affecting health equity: How health equity is affected by societal shifts such as home ownership, rising energy costs, and pension
Dr. Lynn McIntyre, Professor and CIHR Chair in Gender and Health, University of Calgary and President of the Canadian Public Health Association, shows how financial policy affects people’s ability to purchase nutritious food.