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Posts by Branka Agic

How Race Can Affect Your Health

Gathering statistics and research on race and ethnicity makes some people feel uncomfortable. But we need data to identify and address health differences between population groups. What better place is there to investigate disparities in health than Toronto – one of the most diverse cities in the world and home to over a million people from racialized groups. Read more

Health equity means equitable care

Health equity is concerned with creating equal opportunities for good health for all people, reducing avoidable and unjust differences in health among population groups.

While mental illness and substance use can affect anyone, people in less advantaged groups have a higher chance of poor mental health due to their social and economic circumstances. The critical role of poverty, unemployment, inadequate housing, discrimination, racism and other forms of social exclusion in creating inequities in mental health has been well documented. Read more


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