Danyaal Raza
Dr. Raza is a Toronto-based family physician and upstreamist. He serves on the Board of Directors of Canadian Doctors for Medicare and the Poverty & Health Committee of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Follow him on Twitter, @DanyaalRaza.

Entries by Danyaal Raza

Canada Needs To Adopt a 'Health In All Policies' Approach

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 7:04 PM

When counseling patients on health, physicians often focus on lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise or smoking. This kind of advice can be important for the individual, but does little to change underlying drivers of health like income, education and employment. These factors are the ones that have...

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In Canada, Wealth Still Equals Health

(32) Comments | Posted April 13, 2013 | 8:00 AM

The gap between rich and poor in Canada is growing.

Organizations across the country, from the Conference Board of Canada to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives have recognized the rise of income inequality in Canada. For some, this concentration of wealth is an unremarkable...

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What Ontario's Next Premier Needs to Tackle

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 5:37 PM

In November of 2010, the Ontario government announced a review of the province's social assistance system. Health providers took note. After listening to story after story of the challenges faced by our patients who live under a degrading and inadequate welfare regime, many of us held out hope that a...

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