Public Health

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Abandoning the Public Interest
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization.
The ABC of Communism
Bukharin, Preobrazhensky; (edited by Carr, E. H.)
Book
1920
Written as a commentary on the Bolshevik Party program, combining a vision of communist society with a program for practical action.
Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Garrett, Laurie
Book
2000
The story of recent failings of public health systems across the globe.
Citizens Group Scores Success in Anti-lead Battle
Wallace, Barbara
Article
1986
Through self-education, out-reach, and activism, the Niagara Neighbourhood Lead Committee has successfully worked to reduce lead risks in their neighbourhood and throughout Canada.
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Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
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Website
Links related to Walkerton water contamination disaster.
Contaminated Meat, Contaminated Water: From Walkerton to Listeria
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
The current listeria outbreak has the feel of deja vu all over again. Once again, we are hearing about companies and industry associations lobbying for fewer inspections and less #interference#, and a...
Doubt is their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health
Michaels, David (ed.)
Book
2008
Reveals how the tobacco industry's duplicitious tactics spawned a multimillion-dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards. Offers concrete, workable suggestions for how it can be res...
Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor
Kim, Jin Yong, Millen, Joyce, Irwin, Alex & Gershman, John
Book
Health Hazard: New Internationalist January/February 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look into the history of public health and the challenges it is facing.
HealthSources.ca
Website
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
Life Before Medicare: Canadian Experiences
Heeney, Helen compiler
Book
1996
Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
Wallace, Rob
Article
2015
Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
Private Profits vs Public Policy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Lexchin, Joel
Book
2016
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981

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Canadian Society for International Health
To facilitate education and research in international health through the mobilization of Canadian resources.
Dying With Dignity
To improve the quality of dying for all Canadians in accordance with their own wishes, values and beliefs.
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today * Increases the influence of...
Infact Canada/Infant Feeding Action Coalition
To promote better infant and maternal health by protecting breastfeeding and fostering appropriate infant feeding practices in Canada and internationally.
Ontario Public Health Association
To enhance the health of all the people of Ontario and to eliminate all preventable health problems.
Physicians for Global Survival (Canada)
An association of 2500 Canadian physicians and public supporters who believe the greatest threat to human and environmental health is war, and the threat posed by the existence of nuclear weapons. Aff...

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AdvantAge Ontario
AdvantAge Ontario is the trusted voice for senior care. We are community-based, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to supporting the best possible aging experience.
The Cochrane Collaboration/The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care readily available worldwide. It produces and dissemin...
College of Nurses of Ontario
The College is the governing body for 160,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. The College regulates nursing in the public interest and sets requirements to enter the profession, establishes ...
European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
Hospital Employees' Union
HEU, the B.C. Health Services Division of CUPE and B.C.'s largest health care union, represents 46,000 health workers in acute care, long-term care and community services. HEU is active on health policy issues; women's rights; pay...
Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

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One latrine at a time
Liberia's president is unusually frank as she agrees that toilets are fundamental to creating a healthier country
George, Rose
2012
Diarrhoea kills more children than HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined – and its main cause is food and water contaminated with human waste. Liberia's president is trying to change all that. ...
Population health
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Population health has been defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.
Public health
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, commu...

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Canadian Public Health Association
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada with links to the international public health community. CPHA's members believe in universal and equ...
The Health Advocate
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980