Your health depends more on a decent income and safe housing than on MRI machines

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Ann Curry-Stevens
Publisher: 
CSJ Foundation For Research and Education
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Offers an easy introduction to the social determinants of health and the links between health and social justice. Prompts the reader to imagine the health implications of living on a low income, of racism and child poverty, and outlines some of the steps that would improve health by ensuring greater equality and social justice. Recounts the high costs of medical intervention, and calls for a focus on the causes of ill health, like job loss, hunger, stress, worry and poverty.