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Equity-informed responses to COVID-19

For up-to-date information on the virus, please visit the Government of Canada’s outbreak update page. To learn more about regional responses in your province or territory, please visit the respective website for your area’s health authority.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve at a rapid pace across the world, equity and solidarity need to be beacons in a values-driven global response.

Our societal responses must be infused with the knowledge that COVID-19 will swiftly follow and amplify lines of existing inequities.

For this reason, our decisions and actions must consistently place equity at the core.


Equity-centred resources

We will be updating this page with resources related to health equity and the social determinants of health that are of relevance to Canadian public health.

If you would like to contribute a resource to this page or have questions, please contact us.

To connect with public health peers about equity- and SDH-centred action regarding COVID-19, we welcome you to join our weekly, online conversation series. Next conversation: April 1, 2020.

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General educational information


Health equity and the structural, social, political, cultural and Indigenous determinants of health


Health equity tools
 


 

General educational information

Visit the Government of Canada website for information for health professionals and related guidance documents.

Multilingual information is available for the public

  • Information about Covid-19. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. 2020.
    [Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Nishnaabemwin (Eastern Ojibwe), English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kanien’kéha (Mohawk), Oji-Cree, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Swampy Cree, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese]
  • Novel Coronavirus fact sheet. Washington State Department of Health. 2020.
    [Amharic, Arabic, Bangla (Bengali), Chinese – Simplified, Chinese – Traditional, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Marshallese, Punjabi (Indian), Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese)]
  • "Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)." Seattle-King County Health Department. 2020
  • Conversation series: Health equity, determinants of health and COVID-19. Occurring weekly, from April 1, 2020, onward.

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Health equity and the structural, social, political, cultural and Indigenous determinants of health


General

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Addressing misinformation

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Equity and pandemic planning, response and recovery

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Gender

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Housing and Homelessness

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Income, employment and work

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Indigenous Peoples

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Mental health and wellbeing

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Racism

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Stigma

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Vulnerable populations

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Health equity tools

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