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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.
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.
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.
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