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Christy Leung Health in Crisis Class 11 Dec. 6/10 Addressing Inequality and Health - Social Policy Initiatives - significant need to move beyond simple health policies - broaden our understanding of how policies impact health – not just focused on health policies - affording housing and health policies - the policy field has to broaden - think of these health policies that can apply to certain communities in addressing the issues of their lives - shifting away from individualistic model and focus on initiatives and start examining on structural changes in society - developing programs for building affordable housing; making sure that their programs are in place (i.e. living in social housing and the quality of housing is not deteriorating) - can put policies in places in programs which was abandoned in many years (co-op housing – funded by Federal government; members of the co-op in the building takes responsibilities for the administration – you’re role is to maintain and continuing to function the house) – provided good affordable housing to maintaining their living conditions - social determinants frameworks – economic policies – potentially have positive effects in health - reformed which had positive affect would be increasing the minimum wage – Canada’s current minimum wage is not affordable for living conditions (health, food and shelter) - unemployment/employment insurance programs – was a program significantly cut back in the last two decades – currently, it does not support a family - pensions, disability benefits are subsequent – people with disabilities constitutes one of the lowest income which lead to poverty - middle-class stagnated and shrunk - massive national day care programs were free of charge when in use - nowadays, daycare centres are all charging families – occurred when the war happened but after the war, they began to charge women for child care - 60s and 70s – women and children entered the workforce (i.e. Double Day – juggling full time work and child rearing) - having adequate affordable daycare is an important policy that can assist women’s lives - what kind of socio-recreational areas are available? - do communities have nice cars? If not, why not? - how do we improve pollution from the environment? - we need to shift to make equality to be our central goals - violence goes on in our community – wha
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