Media criticized for health-coverage priorities

“Canadian media give inordinate coverage to health care issues and largely ignore the ‘non-medical’ determinants of health … This coverage is at odds with our research which shows that Canadians see homelessness as an urgent social and health issue,” writes Dr. Jim Frankish in the online journal The Tyee.

(Frankish is an academic at the University of B.C. who chairs the Impact
on Communities Coalition, is a senior scholar at the Michael Smith
Foundation for Health Research, and professor & director at the
Centre for Population Health Promotion Research, College for
Interdisciplinary Studies, and Department of Healthcare &