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Filling gaps to improve health outcomes

In this blog post by NCCDH Program Manager Faith Layden, the author identifies common elements found in the NCCDH’s 2018 analysis of gaps in Canadian public health’s capacity to act on health equity.

Two Manitoba health authorities rise to the challenge!

Public health agencies that have woven the concepts of the social determinants of health and health equity into the documents that guide agency actions have taken a step to committed action on these issues. Two rural health authorities in Manitoba have very recently done just that, and provide examples of how to recognize these issues as part of a community health assessment.

My new health equity position:  Where do I start?

This blog describes my initial work in matching the NCCDH’s four "Public Health Roles for Improving Health Equity" with concrete examples and tools. This piece of work gave me some sense of ‘where to start.’ Public Health Roles for Improving Health Equity.

Beyond indicators …

New release! How and what we learned about equity-integrated population health status reporting. The final document in the Learning Together series from the Population Health Status Reporting Initiative is now available on our website; this may be the end of the series, but it’s also the beginning of our work to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to move beyond health equity indicators to action.

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