This research article describes the findings of a scoping review that was conducted to synthesize and map social determinants of health (SDH) literature within the scope of population and public health. Thematic analysis identified health equity as an overarching and binding concept to the SDH. The authors argue for this being clearly stated in all public health research and implementation approaches to the SDH.
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.
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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"
The seventh release in our Let’s Talk series discusses racism as a critical factor that impacts health and wellbeing. The concepts of race, racism and racialization are described, with attention to settler colonialism and structural racism.
This resource is a dissertation submitted by Claire Betker to the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan as partial fulfillment of PhD requirements. It responds to the challenge that little consensus and evidence are available about factors that support public health leaders to effectively advance health equity.
In June 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada tabled its recommendations to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation”(pg 327) with Indigenous peoples. This summary of the Commission’s final report presents the history and legacy of residential schools, the challenge of reconciliation, and 94 calls to action.
This briefing note introduces public health stakeholders to eight broad, and commonly used approaches to reducing health inequalities. The note also aims to help readers distinguish between these eight approaches.