Promising Practices for Health Equity
Public health organizations and practitioners address determinants of health through multiple means. Based on the findings of our 2010 environmental scan, the NCCDH decided on a focused knowledge translation analysis of current interventions that have a basis of success, starting with ten practices identified as ‘promising’ by the Sudbury and District Health Unit.
To find out more about these promising practices we conducted an expedited systematic review about intersectoral action as a public health strategy to address the social determinants of health.
We are currently
- Synthesizing evidence about community engagement as a public health method to influence knowledge and action related to the social determinants of health
- Developing a process to assess evidence on the use of core competencies and organizational standards by public health as techniques to advance organizational commitment to reducing health inequities