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Noralou Roos

Professeure au Département des sciences de la santé communautaire de l'Université du Manitoba, directrice de EvidenceNetwork.ca

Noralou Roos est professeure au Département des sciences de la santé communautaire de la faculté de médecine de l’Université du Manitoba. Elle est également directrice et cofondatrice d’EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Is it Finally Time for a Guaranteed Annual

Is it Finally Time for a Guaranteed Annual Income?

Could the Guaranteed Annual Income -- once considered radical notion -- now be an idea whose time has come? It has been supported by generations of economists and welfare theorists, from the left and the right. So why are such a broad group of people pushing such a program?
08/11/2015 12:35 EDT
How We're Trying to Inject Health Policy Into Mainstream

How We're Trying to Inject Health Policy Into Mainstream Media

For the last 30 years or so, Canadians have repeatedly flagged healthcare as the most important national concern and the issue they want their political leaders to prioritize. Surveys and studies and polls and panels -- there have been plenty -- all come up with the same finding: Canadians care about healthcare.
06/25/2015 12:46 EDT
Five Things Most People Get Wrong About Canada's Health Care

Five Things Most People Get Wrong About Canada's Health Care System

A recent court challenge before the British Columbia Supreme Court threatened to change the rules of the game for the Canadian healthcare system -- should the challenge have made its way to the Supreme Court of Canada and found success there. How our health system should be reformed, and in what measures, is nothing short of a national pastime in Canada. Too bad many get the facts wrong. Here are a few basics everyone should know.
09/16/2014 08:59 EDT
Canada's Healthcare System Thrives When There's a Human

Canada's Healthcare System Thrives When There's a Human Touch

It seems there is a disconnect between Canadians' personal views and their idea of how well the health system works for society at large. Canadians tout the public health care model as a big part of our national identity, say their experiences are mostly positive -- but then worry the system is failing.
09/13/2014 10:56 EDT
Too Much Health Care Can Be

Too Much Health Care Can Be Harmful

It is easy to assume that the real problem with our health care system is "not enough" -- not enough physicians, not enough MRIs, not enough money. In fact, sometimes more care -- specifically care that you don't need -- can be harmful for your health, and expose you to unnecessary risks.
06/20/2013 05:22 EDT