NCCDH staff chose seven documents that have significantly informed our understanding of how health is affected by structural (e.g., global and national economic policy) and intermediate (e.g., income and education) determinants of health. This list provides a brief description of the contribution for each of these documents.
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"
This report is intended for use by public health practitioners, community organizations, social service agencies, municipalities, and others to address food insecurity from an upstream, income-related policy perspective.
This report provides an analysis of food costing data in one area of Northern Ontario as an example to highlight the elevated cost and decreased affordability of food in northern First Nations communities. The disproportionately high incidence of food insecurity in these communities is also discussed.
REFLEX-ISS is a discussion tool intended to facilitate the conversation on how to incorporate considerations of social inequalities in health into routine projects.
Taking action on the social determinants of health: Insights from politicians, policymakers and lobbyists
Through interviews with current politicians, senior bureaucrats and external lobbyists, this report examined how approaches to shift the distribution of the social determinants of health and improve health equity fit the Australian political context.