Poverty Reduction as a Prescription for Health. BCHLA Webinar December 2012 Ted Bruce. We Are Living Longer. What’s Helping Us Live Longer?. Social and Economic Environment. Health Care System. Biology and Genetic Endowment. Physical Environment.
Poverty Reduction as a Prescription for Health
What’s Helping Us Live Longer?
Health Care System
Biology andGenetic Endowment
Source: Select Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (2001).
And Differences in the Burden of Disease
Heart Disease Prevalence by Income
(Data source: Statistics Canada Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 3.1 2005; Percentages were standardized to the 2004 Canadian population as the reference with bootstrap weight valued provided by Statistics Canada. Confidence intervals for age-standardized percentages(45-64, 65+) were calculated with the method based on the gamma distribution developed by Fay and Feuer in 1997)
Pan-Canadian Age-Standardized Hospitalization Rates by SES Group*
Note* For each indicator, all rates are significantly different between low-, average- and high-SES groups at the 95% confidence level.
SourceCPHI analysis of 2003–2004 to 2005–2006 Discharge Abstract Database and National Trauma Registry data, Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Poverty and Low Income
Why does a person on low income not exercise?
Early Childhood Experiences
Why does a child not pay attention at school?
Exclusion and Racism
Why does a young First Nations mom not seek support from available programs?
McCreary Centre Society
Early Childhood Development
Food & income security
Early childhood development & care
Education & literacy
Housing, the built environment & community:
housing quality/homelessness, physical activity, food access, obesity, air/water, injuries/safety, social well-being
Employment, income security & working conditions
Health care system – integrated primary health care; inequities lens, workplace wellness