Dennis Raphael

Dennis Raphael is a professor at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. His most recent publications have focused on the health effects of income inequality and poverty, the quality of life of communities and individuals, and government decisions and policy. Dennis is editor of Social Determinants of Health, co-editor of Staying Alive and author of Poverty and Policy in Canada. He served as an advisor to the California Newsreel series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? and the Deveaux Babin Productions Canadian documentary Poor No More.

Books by Dennis Raphael

About Canada: Health & Illness

About Canada: Health & Illness

Dennis Raphael

Most Canadians believe that their experiences of health and illness are shaped by luck, treatment options and lifestyle choices. Government, public health units and various disease associations all reinforce this perception by continually extolling lifestyle choices and genetic research as the solution to our illnesses. About Canada: Health and Illness tells a different story. This book argues that it is the social determinants of health, imposed on us by the ‘market’, that dictate the… (more information)