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Check out these new case studies - profiling action on social determinants of health

Written ByPemma MuzumdarPemma Muzumdar on May 29, 2012
Pemma Muzumdar

Pemma Muzumdar, MPH

Knowledge Translation Specialist (currently on leave)

Pemma has contributed to dynamic teams at the Ontario Science Centre, Discovery Channel Canada, The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital, and the Program Training and Consultation Centre at Cancer Care Ontario. She is a proud graduate of the University of Waterloo's Master of Public Health program, and is passionate about health equity within Canada and abroad.

We’ve found four gems of the social determinants of health in action across the country!

These cases show how to build leadership and support for health equity, empower a community to take action, and use community knowledge along with formal research to build programs on the best available evidence.

Learn about

Practitioners and researchers from across Canada had to the chance to contribute to the health equity work being done by their colleagues at the Bridging the Gap workshop, using a case study approach known as progressive disclosure.

First, participants were introduced to the challenge, and had to come up with solutions. Presenters then gave them a little more detail, and sent them back to strategize their approaches. The iterative process kept everyone keenly focused on the issues. Critical thinking from participants contributed greatly to the challenges presented, especially those that are still unfolding. Download this methods paper to learn more.

Some of the case studies have been profiled in a series of webinars delivered in collaboration with CHNET-works.




Access to health services, Case study, Collaboration, Healthy public policy, Knowledge translation , Promising practices

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