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An Interview with Check Your Head’s Sharnelle Jenkins-Thompson

Sharnelle Jenkins-Thompson, whose passion for social justice began at the age of ten, is a board member at Check Your Head. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia.   How did you become involved in youth activism in general?…

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#Healthcare4All – Medicare: History in the Making

At 43 years old, national Medicare is hardly older than the average Canadian, which means that many citizens did not grow up with this system. Still, many people take it for granted that Canada will always care for its citizen’s basic needs…

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#Healthcare4All – The American Way

Many Canadians are proud of the Canadian healthcare system and will boast about how much better it is than in the United States, but how many of us really understand how the American system works?

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#Healthcare4All – A Holiday Health Reminder

This is one of the weirdest arguments in favour of Medicare that we’ve ever heard! Brought to you by April Magee, a member of our #Healthcare4All volunteer team.

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#Healthcare4All – Monsters for Medicare

Happy Halloween from Check Your Head! As a special Halloween treat, our #healthcare4all team created the #monsters4medicare series. We shared a new monster on social media every day this week. Now you can see all 7 monsters below. If you run into any ghouls this Halloween,…

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Would you drink water contaminated with copper?

Since August 4th this year, the residents of Likely, BC have had a very unique problem. People lost their jobs, tourists stopped visiting the area, they can peel the skin off of their salmon by simply touching it and they have lost access to some…

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#Healthcare4All – By the Numbers: Why 2 Tiers Divide Without Conquering

What if we cut our number of doctors and surgeons in half? When people propose a dual private-public healthcare system, they’re proposing that we divide up our healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, specialists – between two systems.

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#Healthcare4All – Court case delayed

Simply put, this means we’ve got more time to get ourselves heard! Whether the issue is resolved out of court, or in trial in March, we want to ensure our voices are heard and we end up with a result that benefits us all.

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#Healthcare4All – Canadian Healthcare Q & A

We all use the Canadian healthcare system, but do we really know how it works? This video isn’t perfect (health care systems are complex), but it does a good job of outlining the system in a short period of time. There are a few points worth highlighting and clarifying, however.

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#Healthcare4All – Letter to the Editor

This week, the BC Health Coalition launched a Letter to the Editor campaign. Vik, a member of our #Healthcare4All team, wrote a sample letter for you to draw on for inspiration!