Have you or your organization had some success making changes to the “built environment” that promise to improve health or health equity in your community? For example, have you: Expanded safe cycling infrastructure in your community? Improved tree coverage in low-income neighbourhoods? Developed a policy that ensures equitable access to parks? Adopted a policy that
Have you or your organization been successful in making changes to the “built environment” that promise to improve health or health equity in your community? For example, do you have: Developed safe cycling infrastructure? Improved tree and vegetation cover in low income neighborhoods? Developed a policy that guarantees equitable access to parks and recreation areas?
“Stay home.” That’s the sound advice that we’ve all heard for the past 18 months. It has undoubtedly saved lives and prevented a sustainability crisis in our health-care system. However, the isolation many have felt by staying home – all day, every day – has led to what some have called a shadow pandemic of
Your health is determined more by your postal code than your genetic code. That was the finding of a report from the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, released last month. The Health Costs of Climate Change: How Canada can Adapt, Prepare and Save Lives is a wide-ranging, landmark report with a bold message: climate change