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Family Physician

St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond St.
Toronto , Ontario M5B 1W8
Canada

Company Description: St. Michael's Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Family Doctor
    St. Michael's Hospital
  • Chair
    Ontario College of Family Physicians' Committee on Poverty and Health
  • University of Toronto
  • Family Physician
    St. Michael&rsquo
  • Family Doctor
    St. Michael&rsquo
  • Family Physician, anti-Poverty Advocate, Primary Care Director
    Inner City Health Associates

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MD
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Web References
People
www.dfcm.utoronto.ca, 8 April 2014 [cached]
Gary Bloch
Dr. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Hospital. He is Chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians' Committee on Poverty and Health. He played central roles in founding Inner City Health Associates (a group of physicians working with the homeless) and the advocacy group Health Providers Against Poverty. He is engaged in the development of clinical tools and the education of medical students, residents, and practicing family physicians on interventions into poverty. He works toward a reduction in the impact of poverty, homelessness and other social determinants of health, through engagement with his community of practice, health providers, medical organizations, the media, and policy makers. While he has engaged with issues of international health, his current geographic focus is on Toronto, Ontario, and Canada.
People
www.dfcm.utoronto.ca, 8 April 2014 [cached]
Gary Bloch
Dr. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Hospital. He is Chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians' Committee on Poverty and Health. He played central roles in founding Inner City Health Associates (a group of physicians working with the homeless) and the advocacy group Health Providers Against Poverty. He is engaged in the development of clinical tools and the education of medical students, residents, and practicing family physicians on interventions into poverty. He works toward a reduction in the impact of poverty, homelessness and other social determinants of health, through engagement with his community of practice, health providers, medical organizations, the media, and policy makers. While he has engaged with issues of international health, his current geographic focus is on Toronto, Ontario, and Canada.
Press Release: Health Providers Against Poverty Applauds SAR Report | Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP)
www.healthprovidersagainstpoverty.ca, 25 Oct 2012 [cached]
With parliament prorogued, and the Premier counting down the days to his retirement, there is every risk this report will be shelved," said Gary Bloch, a family physician with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and a member of Health Providers Against Poverty Toronto. He continued: "Putting in place some of the quick wins, and an infrastructure to continue this commission's work, presents a perfect opportunity for Mr. McGuinty to leave office with a legacy of improving the lot of some of the province's most vulnerable residents."
Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP) | ending poverty, improving health
www.healthprovidersagainstpoverty.ca, 13 Jan 2014 [cached]
Gary Bloch, Family Physician at St. Michael's Hospital and a member of Health Providers Against Poverty
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Dr. Gary Bloch, Health Providers Against Poverty; Physician, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Homes First - Latest News
homesfirst.on.ca, 17 Dec 2012 [cached]
And these are the bridges my patients need built.

Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, a founding member of Health Providers Against Poverty, and an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.

Original article here.

http://homesfirst.on.ca/?news_id=84&uniq_id=1283 http://homesfirst.on.ca/?news_id=84&uniq_id=1283
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Gary Bloch blames poverty for the bad health of many of his patients -- so he treats poverty as an illness and prescribes... income.

Research shows actual medical care accounts for only about a quarter of health outcomes, while fully one-half of a person's ability to heal and recover is determined by socio-economics - income, education and living conditions. Today, our Project Money looks at the contagion called Poverty through the prism of doctors who have learned Incomes affect Outcomes. 

"I decided to treat poverty not as a social or moral issue, but as a disease to be diagnosed and treated like any other."

Dr. Gary Bloch

The Good Shepherd Ministries in downtown Toronto is a place where the city's homeless can come to find food, shelter and other services. Dr. Gary Bloch meets with some of the center's clients in the basement at the Good Shepherd Ministries. He runs a clinic there once a week, tending to the health of some of the most marginalized people in the city. Every day he sees how income - or lack of income - shapes a patient's health. And he has an idea about addressing these money problems.

Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians' Committee on Poverty and Health.

You can hear the full interview here.

Related articles: As a doctor, here's why I'm prescribing tax returns. Seriously. By Gary Bloch -- The Globe & Mail

http://homesfirst.on.ca/?news_id=73&uniq_id=1283 http://homesfirst.on.ca/?news_id=73&uniq_id=1283
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