Health (inclu. Indigenous Health)

People who are experiencing poverty often have greater health care needs than the general population. Individuals experiencing poverty also have a more difficult time accessing the care that they need (Loignon et al., 2010). Loignon et al. (2010) note that individuals in poverty can be at risk of stigmatization by healthcare professionals. Healthcare access and poverty can also intersect with factors such as Indigenous identity. Adelson (2005) finds that Indigenous populations are more likely to experience health inequity in Canada. Marmot (2005) agrees that the worldwide trend is healthcare inequities have social causes. Addressing the intersection of health care and poverty requires a broader look at social inequalities in general.


Featured Resources

What we heard: Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19

What makes primary care effective for people in poverty living with multiple chronic conditions? (Report)

Difficulty Accessing Health Care Services in Canada (Statistics Canada, 2016)

Understanding Inequalities in Access to Health Care Services for Aboriginal People

Canadians' Experiences with Health-Related Services: Implications for Health Care Reform

Backgrounder: The impact of poverty on health

Poverty, Income Inequality and Health in Canada

Child poverty, health and health care use in Canada

Poverty is a Health Issue

Charting the Path to National Pharmacare in Canada

Priority Health Equity Indicators for British Columbia: Household Food Insecurity Report

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