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Episode 381: Poverty – the impact it has on health and what we can do about it

In episode 381, Mike and James invite Gary Bloch to talk in detail about the impact of poverty on health, and more importantly what can we do about it for our patients. In particular, we start to discuss a very useful clinical tool for dealing with poverty in primary care.

Show notes

1) Butler-Jones  D. Chief Public Health Officer’s report on the state of public health in Canada. Addressing health inequalities. Ottawa, ON: Government of Canada; 2008. 

2) The Clinical Tool on Poverty

CFPC Poverty Tools

3) A novel income security intervention to address poverty in a primary care setting: a retrospective chart review

BMJ Open 2017;7:e014270

4) Building a Foundation to Reduce Health Inequities: Routine Collection of Sociodemographic Data in Primary Care. 

J Am Board Fam Med 2016;29:348-55

5) Framework for building primary care capacity to address the social determinants of health

Can Fam Physician 2017;63:e476-e482

6) What is the impact on individual health of services in general practice settings which offer welfare benefits advice?

Health Soc Care Community 2006;14:1–8

7) UK Social Prescribing – evidence 

8) Taking action on the social determinants of health in clinical practice: a framework for health professionals

CMAJ 2016;188:E474–83

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