History of public health and health care in Saskatchewan: The origins and import of health inequities in Saskatchewan 1905 -1985

Last Updated: September 6, 2017

Jim Daschuk, PhD (Co-Investigator)
Paul Hackett, PhD (Co-Investigator)
Tom McIntosh, PhD (Co-Investigator)

Saskatchewan has a long commitment to providing health care for all. However, the province manifests among the most extreme disparities in health outcomes in the nation – for example, the health of First Nations compared with non-Aboriginal people in the province, or between rural and urban Saskatchewan, particularly during the 1930s. These disparities have been long entrenched, and yet ongoing attempts to achieve a solution have been largely ignored historical contingencies and the attempted solutions of the past.

Goals / Outcomes: This project seeks to understand the root causes of these current health inequities through the use of an historical approach. The researchers will identify the past patterns of health in Saskatchewan, how they have changed over time, and how key medical, policy and other interventions impacted, and were impacted by, the inequitable distribution of health for specific sub-populations.

Funder: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

Saskatchewan Historical Health Timeline:  Created from project archival research, the History of Health in Saskatchewan Timeline is an interactive resource offering a history of events that have played a role in affecting health status in Saskatchewan.

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