A Healthy Society: Book Launch & Discussion with Dr. Ryan Meili
A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy
Book Launch and Discussion with Dr. Ryan Meili
Monday, September 24 at 7:00 pm
Room 2-490, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405-87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus
Drawing on his experiences as a family physician in the inner city of Saskatoon, Mozambique, and rural Saskatchewan, Dr. Meili argues that health delivery too often focuses on treatment of immediate causes and ignores more fundamental conditions that lead to poor health. Through a mix of scholarship and story, the author proposes a new approach to politics. The use of human health as a measure of our success as a society, and the application of the ideas of the social determinants of health to public policy, appeals beyond political lines to common values. By synthesizing diverse ideas into a plan for action based in the lived experiences of practitioners and patients, A Healthy Society breaks important ground in the renewal of politics toward the goal of better lives for all Canadians.
Ryan Meili is a family doctor at the West Side Community Clinic in Saskatoon, and the author of the recently released book, "A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy."
You can learn more at www.ryanmeili.caThis event is organized by the Council of Canadians, with the help of Friends of Medicare, the Parkland Institute, United Nurses Association, the Alberta Federation of Labour and Public Interest Alberta.