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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:


Public health leadership for action on health equity: A literature review

This report offers a summary of the comprehensive literature review that Dr. Claire Betker completed as part of her dissertation research. It provides an overview of the available literature regarding public health leadership for action on health equity.

Key public health resources for anti-racism action: A curated list

This reading list is designed to offer a starting point for public health practitioners hoping to deepen their understanding of the causes and implications of structural racism. In addition, the collection highlights different strategies for dismantling racist systems and offers examples of communities that have experience success with these aims.

Pan-Canadian Health Inequalities data tool, 2017 edition

The Pan-Canadian Health Inequalities Reporting Initiative’s health inequalities data tool is a user-friendly, web-based tool that can be used to inform decisions relating to surveillance, research, programming and policies that address health inequities among population groups in Canada.

What Is Health Equity? And What Difference Does a Definition Make?

This report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to stimulate discussion and promote greater consensus about the meaning of health equity and the implications for action.

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