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Social inequalities in health in Montréal 2011: Progress to date

This report highlights population health changes over a decade in Montreal. It focuses specifically on changes in health inequalities and discusses the impact of local interventions.  Evidence and recommendations are presented on a range of public health areas including early childhood interventions (e.g. breastfeeding, daycare policies), occupational health, access to services, housing, motor vehicles accidents and social determinants, nutrition, and neighbourhood design. The report closes with recommendations for public health and other sectors.

Use this resource to:

  • Inform the development of policies, programs, and practices to improve health equity
  • Identify potential indicators for health inequalities
  • Identify actions which can be taken by public health and intersectoral partners

Le Blanc, M. F., Raynault, M. F., & Lessard, R. (2011). Report of the director of public health. Social inequalities in health in Montréal. Progress to date. Montréal, Quebec: Direction de santé publique de Montréal. Retrieved from

Tags: Access to health services, Early childhood development, Environmental health, Food security, Document

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