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If You Want to Help Me, Prescribe Me Money: Gary Bloch at TEDxStouffville

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Published on Jul 18, 2013

"If You Want to Help Me, Prescribe Me Money": Toward a radical rethinking of social issues in medical care

Income has an impact on health at least as large as smoking or diabetes. Yet most doctors do not see income as a medical issue. Gary Bloch will connect evidence to action, and propose a radical rethinking of the role of doctors in addressing income and other social issues that affect their patients' health.

BIO: Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. He is Chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians Committee on Poverty and Health and a founder of Health Providers Against Poverty and Inner City Health Associates. He is an educator, advocate, and innovator, focused on reducing the impact of poverty and other social disadvantage on health.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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