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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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Check Your Head is Hiring

After nearly six years of incredible commitment to Check Your Head, our Executive Director Kaitlin Pelletier is moving on to a new position managing the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Professional Development. We wish her the very best in her future endeavours and issue this letter…

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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 – Got it Covered? Why Private Insurance isn’t Enough

Most Canadians are covered by some kind of private insurance, so people might not see what all the fuss is about introducing more private health care.

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Give the Gift of Education

This holiday season, “Give the Gift of Education” with a Check Your Head Holiday Gift Card and support youth engagement and social justice education in your communities.

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#Healthcare4All – Do You Need Medicare?

Over the past few months, our #healthcare4all volunteer team has been working hard to educate youth about our health care system in Canada. Maybe you’ve found yourself thinking, “Great… but why should I care? Do I need Medicare?” Our #healthcare4all volunteer, April, answers your question…

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Check Your Head Garden Party Fundraiser

Join us on Thursday, November 20th for Check Your Head’s indoor Garden Party Fundraiser hosted by Olla Urban Flower Project. Come learn about the ongoing work of Check Your Head to empower young people through social and environmental justice education.

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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.