Stephen Hwang
Stephen Hwang works at the Centre of Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital, is experts advisors with and an investigator with the At Home/Chez Soi study. He is a researchers at the University of Toronto.

Entries by Stephen Hwang

Why Do So Many Canadian Prisoners Die After Their Release?

(4) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 9:43 AM

The tragic stories of Ashley Smith, Edward Snowshoe and other inmates who have died while in Canadian correctional facilities have rightly made headlines around the country. Less well known are the premature deaths of hundreds of Canadians every year from preventable causes after they are released from jails and prisons....

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Providing Better Health Services in Prisons Can Help Improve Lives

(4) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 9:08 AM

The Correctional Investigator of Canada - Canada's top prison watchdog, Howard Sapers - will soon be leaving his post at the request of the federal government as they exercise their right to appoint a replacement. During his decade-long tenure, Sapers has often been a vocal critic...

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Why Your Doctor Could Be Biased

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 12:45 PM

We sometimes imagine that discrimination is a blight confined to earlier times and far-away places. Unfortunately, discrimination -- that is, treating people better or worse simply because they are members of a particular socially-defined group -- occurs in every aspect of our lives today, from the workplace to the doctor's...

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We All Deserve Dental Care

(8) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 7:44 AM

Across Ontario, going to the dentist is financially out of reach for many people. This dilemma is well-known to physicians -- many of us regularly care for patients who have terrible dental problems that we are powerless to address. We see people who have delayed seeking care that they can't...

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Fixing Homelessness Means Putting Housing First

(14) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 4:04 PM

We have the knowledge, the evidence and the strategies to improve the plight of those who fall between the cracks and stay there for long periods of time. But every night, the shelters continue to fill up, and every day, the many people who are homeless on our streets watch...

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