Poverty Kills: CWP on CTV commenting on CMA report

09-13-13

Leilani Farha, CWP’s Executive Director, was interviewed on CTV’s PM Express in July following the release of the Canadian Medial Association report that explicitly connects poverty to poor health and early death.

As a result of cross-Canada consultations on the social determinants of health, the CMA has concluded that to improve health four main areas need to be addressed: income, housing, childhood development and food security.  The summary report, “What Makes Us Sick?” delved into the issue of what outside of health care is causing illness and poor health outcomes.   Poverty was at the forefront of the conversation.