Physical Health

People who are experiencing poverty often have greater health care needs than the general population. Individuals experiencing poverty also have a more difficult time accessing the care that they need (Loignon et al., 2010). Individuals in poverty can be at risk of stigmatization by healthcare professionals. Healthcare access and poverty can also intersect with factors such as Indigenous identity; in Canada, Indigenous populations are more likely to experience health inequities. Addressing the intersection of health care and poverty requires a broader look at social inequalities in general. This section explores the complexities of this issue for different populations, and possible solutions.

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