Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team
Decent Work and Health Network
The Decent Work and Health Network (DWHN) is a group of healthcare workers from across Ontario who are interested in evidence-based interventions aimed at improving health equity by targeting social determinants such as income and working and employment conditions.
Dr. Andrew Pinto was one of the founding members of the DWHN through a collaboration between two community-based organizations, Health Providers Against Poverty and the Worker’s Action Centre, and with support from the Atkin’s Foundation.
In 2016, St. Michael’s Hospital staff had the opportunity to participate in the provincial Changing Workplaces Review, in which the Government of Ontario sought consultation on amending the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Research related to the development of the DWHN is ongoing in our department.