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.
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:
- 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.
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We also have several curated resource library lists available:
- Foundational documents in health equity: A curated list
- Intersectoral collaboration to address health equity: A curated list
- Key public health resources for advocacy and health equity: A curated list
- Key resources for environmental public health practitioners to address health equity: A curated list
- Upstream action on food insecurity: A curated list
- 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.
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.
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.
Austerity and the embodiment of neoliberalism as ill-health: Towards a theory of biological sub-citi
This theoretical article argues that pro-market and reduced public service philosophies set in place by rich nations are creating sub-citizens at a biological level. Sparke argues that even our efforts to reduce these inequities contain pro-market thinking that does harm.