Public health primer

Kondro, Wayne
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/29/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 3, p227
Academic Journal
The article provides information on Canada's first annual report on the state of public health. The report provides a basic primer on the health effects of socio-economic and personal factors such as income, housing, environment, nutrition, education, employment, and access to medical services and behaviors. It also outlines regional and international initiatives directed at addressing inequalities and requirements in British Columbia and Quebec that government measures be submitted to some form of health impact appraisal. Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada outlined the socio-economic factors that underlie inequalities in health status among Canadians.


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