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Intersectoral collaboration to address health equity: A curated list

Bringing partners together to work collectively on a common issue is a key strategy to address health equity. Addressing the dynamic and inter-dependent nature of the social determinants of health requires multi-sectoral partnerships that cross geographical and organizational boundaries in an effort to engage both stakeholders and the community at large.

We have selected a number of tools and resources that public health practitioners can use at various stages of developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships. Eight resources are organized as they related to the following five action points in the intersectoral collaboration process.

  1. Think purposefully
  2. Consider enablers and barriers
  3. Build partnerships with key stakeholders
  4. Implement an intersectoral approach
  5. Contribute to the evidence base

This curated list is not meant to be comprehensive or to represent a step-by-step process, but to point to key considerations at critical points of multi-sectoral action.

Reference:

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2015). Intersectoral collaboration to address health equity: A curated list. Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.

Tags: Access to health services, Assess and report, Evaluation, Intersectoral action, Key concepts, Partnership , Public health unit / health authority

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