About Canada: Health & Illness, by Unknown
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- ISBN: 9781552663752 | 1552663752
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 2/1/2011
Most Canadians believe that their health is shaped by luck, genetics, lifestyle choices, and treatment options--and government agencies, public health units, and disease associations all reinforce this perception. This study, however, tells a different story, arguing that it is the social determinants of health, as imposed by the financial markets, that dictate the health of Canadians today. Showing that health care can be greatly improved with simple changes to social policy, the discussion describes the impact of food, housing, employment, education, and social services on the nation's health.