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How Can Consumers Make Healthy Eating Choices?
“Nudging” consumers towards healthy food is not fully effective in getting people to eat well. A lack of education or a lack of income play a role in unhealthy food choices.
The Health Bus Delivers Innovative Healthcare to the Urban Poor
Services like the Health Bus need to be continued and expanded. Bringing healthcare staff into vulnerable communities gives many users a chance to bond with the healthcare staff. This helps break down traditional barriers ...
Neighbourhood Income Affects Obesity
Children who grow up in poor neighbourhoods are more likely to be overweight than children who come from neighbourhoods that have higher incomes.
Economic Globalization Creates a Poverty Trap
Economic globalization is a core cause of poverty. Global institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank are controlled by the richest countries, and use their power to oppress developing nations.
Poverty Has a Devastating Impact on Canadians Living with Diabetes
Diabetes is more prevalent among the poor. Healthcare professionals, in addition to providing excellent care, must push to reduce poverty. This will optimize the management and prevention of diabetes.
Canadians Living with Diabetes and in Poverty Are at High Risk
Canadian individuals living in poverty and who also have T2DM are at high risk for adverse health outcomes. Social welfare does not provide sufficient assistance to allow them to successfully manage their disease. They ...
Type 2 Diabetes in Vulnerable Populations
Diabetes prevention and management needs more advocacy through a network of different health care partners working together. This can also help inform policy that meets the distinct needs of at risk populations for diabetes, ...
Changes to Housing and Income Policies Threaten Women's Health
Public policy changes with regards to housing and income can have serious effects on a person’s health. The most vulnerable to these effects include lone parent families. Lone parent families led by men are just as vulnerable ...
Individuals' History of Low Income Is a Key Determinant of Type 2 Diabetes
People who experience low income status are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Top Reasons for Unmet Healthcare Need in Canada
Women, individuals with low income, and home renters are more likely to have unmet healthcare needs in Canada.