Ryan Meili--Book Launch (Reading and Signing)Thursday Jan 04 2018 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove
Join Ryan Meili for the launch of A Healthy Society: Updated and Expanded Edition.
A Healthy Society, Updated and Expanded Edition, is one doctor’s vision for a new approach to politics – and a new approach to building a healthier world. Brought to life through a mix of expertise and story, this book appeals beyond political lines to address our common values, arguing that health is a measure of our success as a society.
This updated edition describes the positive steps that have been taken since the first edition was published in 2012. It includes:
new chapters on poverty, food security, and climate change
expanded discussions on basic income, poverty reduction strategies, innovative housing polices, carbon pricing, and the role of health professionals in working for health equity
new accounts by patients, which shed light on how health care is experienced in Canada today.
This book breaks important ground, showing us how a focus on health can change Canadian politics for the better
Ryan Meili is a family doctor, community builder, author of A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy, the founder of Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Society, and the MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin. For years he has worked to build healthier communities across Saskatchewan. He is a passionate advocate for smart, fair, and forward-thinking policy rooted in an understanding that we all do better when everyone has a chance to succeed. Ryan is driven by an unshakable optimism that together, we can build a better future, and has an ability to inspire people from all walks of life to get involved in the work of building that future.