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Resource Library

Our resource library contains more than 150 resources. The library is evolving, as we continue to add resources that are relevant, geared to practice, and either recently published or foundational to current health equity thinking in public health. To suggest a new resource or to learn more about our resource selection process, please contact us.

The right-hand side bar offers two options to search this library:

  1. You can use the search box by entering the title of a document, part of a title, an author or a key word. This search function is sensitive to spelling.
  2. You can choose options from some or all of the categories, including searching only NCCDH produced resources.

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We also have several curated resource library lists available:


Place standard: How good is our place?

NHS Scotland's Place Standard Tool is a planning framework to assess the quality of both rural and urban places, designed to support communities, public and private sectors, businesses and citizens to identify improvements to physical and social aspects of the places where people live.

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities series

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities is a series of six training modules by ChangeLab Solutions. The series is focused on addressing health inequities through policy development that is geared to meet the needs of communities at risk of structural and health inequities.

Public Health Speaks: Equity and the built environment

In September 2018, the NCCDH brought together three leaders in public health practice and research to share their experiences and reflections on public health practice and action to advance health equity through the built environment. This resource summarizes that conversation, facilitated by Dr. Teri Emrich, knowledge translation specialist at the NCCDH.

A Reclamation of Well Being: The Story of the Toronto Indigenous Health Advisory Circle

This case story from the Toronto Indigenous Health Advisory Circle (TIHAC), the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and Muskrat Media, describes the formation of TIHAC and the creation of the first self-determined Indigenous health strategy. It outlines the relationships, conditions and decisions that led to the creation of a strong strategy for Toronto.

Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action Initiative: A brief description

This introductory document provides an overview of the NCCDH’s Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action Initiative (OCI), its objectives and its format. This document is the first OCI entry in our new Learning Together series on organizational capacity.

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