Basic Income Canada Network – Names new members of BIG PUSH Council
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The Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) is pleased to name Dr. Dennis Raphael, PhD, and Dr. Danielle Martin, B.Sc., MD, CCFP, MPP, as its newest appointees to The BIG Push Campaign Council. The council is a group of eminent Canadians whom BICN can turn to for advice. With the addition of Drs. Raphael and Martin, we hope to emphasize how basic income and the social determinants of health are intimately connected. Please watch for an innovative announcement about this connection in the coming few weeks.
Dennis Raphael is a professor of Health Policy and Management at York University in Toronto. His many publications focus on the health effects of income inequality and poverty, the quality of life of communities and individuals, and the impact of government decisions on Canadians’ health and well-being. Dr. Raphael is author of Poverty in Canada: Implications for Health and Quality of Life and editor of Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives and Tackling Health Inequalities: Lessons from International Experiences. With Juha Mikkonen he wrote Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts, which is a primer for the Canadian public that has been downloaded over 200,000 times. It is available at http://thecanadianfacts.org.
Danielle Martin is vice-president of Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. She is a family physician in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital and an assistant professor in the department of Family and Community Medicine and the department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Her focus is on improving health at the system level as well as the individual level. Her clinical work has involved remote northern medicine, as well as a current focus on maternity care, and she is an active medical educator.
Kelly Ernst, Ph.D.
Secretary General, Basic Income Canada Network
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