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Dennis talks in today’s interview about the social determinants of health, the working poor, poverty in Canada, influence, corporate power, income inequality and the power of unions and how they’re all connected.


Dennis Raphael is Professor of Health Policy and Management at York University, as well as the author of over 250 publications that speak to topics in public policy, poverty, and social determinants of health. Raphael’s extensive list of publications includes Poverty in Canada (2011) and Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Canada (2010).

He is the editor of Tackling Health Inequalities: Lessons from International Experiences (2012) and Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives (2009) and co-editor of Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Health Care (2010).

He is co-author of Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts, a primer for the Canadian Public, which has been downloaded over 300,000 times.

Get a free copy of Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts or a recent article here from the Hamilton Spectator.