Poverty and Poor Health

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The Healthy Living Alliance of BC recently brought together opinion leaders from health, business, Aboriginal and non-profit social service agencies to discuss solutions and create a plan for action to address the social issues that lead to poor health. According to director Mary Collins, “research indicates access to income, employment, affordable housing, healthy food, education and early childhood development supports have a greater influence on the physical and mental health and life expectancy of British Columbians than genetics or any other single factor.

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