Tag: Social Determinants of Health

Northern, Rural and Remote Health Conference in Happy Valley

The Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health (CSCH) will be hosting an International forum in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on October 6-9, 2017. I am happy to be part of the organizing committee and as a member of the Scientific Committee please consider submitting an abstract. The forum will share knowledge and host important dialogues about community health, ...

“The world offers itself to your imagination”

Too many of our people in Labrador are dying from suicide. A new study by Pollock, Mulay, Valcour and Jong 2016 highlights the higher levels of suicide in Labrador, in comparison to Newfoundland, in all age categories. Innu and Inuit residents in particular are disproportionately affected, and young males and Inuit females even more so ...

What does the municipality have to do with my health?

In 2013, researchers examined the capacity of municipal governments to reduce health inequities (Collins & Hayes 2013).  When they examined the issue amongst municipal politicians and senior-level staff, respondents believed that higher levels of government had a greater responsibility for health; however, they felt that at the municipal level, investing in parks and recreation facilities, ...