Healthy Debate welcomes submissions from anyone who works in or is affected by the health care system: patients, physicians, nurses, caregivers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, social workers, etc. Guest posts will be published on the Healthy Debate website and shared through our social media networks, as well as on our weekly newsletter.

Submission guidelines:

  • Please submit your guest post to submissions@healthydebate.ca.
  • Please hyperlink all references. (See previous opinion pieces as a guide).
  • Please include the full names and a one-sentence bios for all the people who contributed to the writing of the opinion piece.
  • Posts should aim for roughly 650-900 words and should be free of factual errors.
  • Submissions will be reviewed within one week.
  • Healthy Debate will not publish posts advertising a product or service. Healthy Debate will not publish posts of a partisan political nature.
  • Please declare any and all potential conflicts of interest. These will be reviewed and if the guest post is accepted, conflicts of interest will be published along with the article.
  • Authors are free to publish their guest posts elsewhere. All Healthy Debate guest posts are published under the CreativeCommons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike license.
  • Please read three previous opinion pieces to get an idea of the tone, structure and research-backed writing that we are looking for.
  • We recommend this quick and helpful guide for writing a health care-related opinion for Healthy Debate or any publication.