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Guest post: Preventative health care may help provide solution of problem of rising health care costs

By helping avoid visits to the doctor or the hospital, preventative care can help keep health costs down, and this approach to healthcare can actually empower patients to become more engaged with managing their own health. It’s a more personal form of health care.

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The Health Accord talks: what it’s about, why it matters, and how it affects the future of public health care

Post by former CYH blog team member Jannie. ——————————————————————————————– While our federal and provincial/territorial governments argue amongst themselves over renewal of our Health Accord, civil society groups are demanding more public participation in the process. But amidst the political maneuverings and economic formulas, there are few…

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When Can We all Smile with Dignity?

Oral health is a vital part of our overall health and wellbeing, and the right to dental care is about the right to eat, smile and live with dignity. ‘Smile with Dignity’ is on a mission to gather the stories of people’s teeth, and with these stories learn more about the gaps and unmet needs of our existing dental care system.