By Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Did you know that 75% of the factors and influences that shape good health are unrelated to the medical care system? That’s why government investments in things like housing, child care and income supports are health investments. 

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"As we’ve grown our economy and expanded the number of people who live here, Canada has cut funding to the social determinants of health—the exact opposite of the best expert advice."

— Trish Hennessy