The Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University investigates the policy decisions that affect the life chances of children and adults around the globe.
Extensive research underscores the enormous impact of poverty, inequalities, labor conditions, trade, education, and other social conditions and policies on the health and well-being of individuals, families, and populations.
Now, in an era of increasing globalization, the nature of how social conditions affect the health of children and adults is changing, and both the opportunities for and the obstacles to improving these conditions are rising. The Institute for Health and Social Policy addresses these challenges.
The Institute was created to conduct and support world-class research on how social conditions impact population health and welfare, and to lead programs designed to translate research findings into policies and programs on national and global scales that change the social conditions under which the worst off live.
The Institute is committed to building collaborations with policymakers and to developing model programs in order to address population needs.