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Resource: Healthy Conditions for Growing Up

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Children’s right to health, articulated in article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), adds value in Canada because it puts a spotlight on primary and preventive health care. Research on children’s health in Canada confirms the need for a stronger focus on the social determinants of health to balance the focus on clinical medicine in Canada. The official 5th/6th Report on implementation of the CRC does not adequately address this gap in health policy.

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