COVID-19 is a fast track to ‘health in all policies.’

We’re Moving towards a Healthier, More Equitable Society. Don’t Let Progress Stop

Heartbreaking stories have emerged from their regular invisibility during the pandemic — hungry children, isolated elders, violence and child abuse, often with poverty or trauma at the root. Injustices experienced by many people in Canada predated the pandemic, and it hurts to witness it.

Meanwhile, equitable societies are better for everyone in them. In January, an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal called for immediate action on injustices through a “health in all policies” action plan. Suddenly, we’re seeing it unfold. We mustn’t forget this as the lure of austerity policies and economic recovery post-COVID 19 forces these injustices back under a cloak of “normalcy.”

Read the full article from The Tyee here: