Edmonton Book Launch and discussion with author Dr. Ryan Meili and Dr. Stan Houston.
There’s more to health than the medical system – there’s democracy and social justice! Dr. Ryan Meili argues that health delivery too often focuses on treatment of immediate causes and ignores more fundamental conditions that lead to poor health in the first place. He explores how income, education, employment and other factors make the difference in our health.
Dr. Meili’s new book, A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health can Revive Canadian Democracy, brings the issues alive with real-life stories drawn from his experiences working as a doctor in inner-city Canada and rural communities in Mozambique and Saskatchewan.
When’s the last time the doctor ordered more democracy? Join us as Dr. Meili calls for democratic reforms that could help reshape the way we organize ourselves to create a truly healthy society.
Copies of A Healthy Society will be available for purchase.
Sponsored by the Council of Canadians, United Nurses of Alberta, Parkland Institute, Alberta Federation of Labour, Public Interest Alberta, and Friends of Medicare.
For more information about the book and Ryan, visit ryanmeili.ca.