In this archived webcast recorded at St. Francis Xavier University on October 10, 2018, Dr. Heather Orpana of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) explores the social determinants of health’s impact on positive mental health for youth.
This series of five short videos from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is designed to help public health inspectors (aka environmental health officers) provide basic information on how the social determinants of health and health equity apply to environmental public health practice.
The promotion of population mental health and well-being is explored in this archived webcast presented by visiting scholar Dr. Margaret Barry from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
A seven-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic determinants of health, this resource aims to increase the urgency of the public conversation around issues influencing health outcomes.
This introductory video on population health is told through vignettes from North Vancouver residents and commentary from Vancouver Coastal Health staff.
An illustrated video about what is required to sustain a new wave in public health to address growing health inequalities and support a shift to a wellness-oriented public health system.
This video is a great introduction to how the social determinants of health, a complex web of interconnected and dynamic social factors, can and do affect our health and well-being.
Introduction to Upstream is a short, animated, introductory film that illustrates upstream thinking. It demonstrates ways we can use upstream thinking to improve the health of the general population.
This animated video uses population data to illustrate the differing life-long influences of social inequalities on underprivileged and affluent citizens.
Hurdles to Health is a personal narrative about a Saskatoon family, shared by a wife and mother of a low-income household. This video shows the family’s daily struggles caused by the barriers poverty creates to achieving overall health and wellbeing.
A brief video describing how public policy can support healthy living, told through the stories of two low-income mothers in Vancouver.
In this three minute interview segment, Connie Clement, Scientific Director of the NCCDH, describes the fundamental components needed for a Canada-wide, health equity agenda, and the first actions required to move that agenda forward.
In this video, public health decision-makers and researchers describe “targeted universalism” as an approach to reducing health inequities across the entire population.
In this video, public health decision-makers and researchers share their understanding of health equity and the social determinants of health.
In this video, public health decision-makers and researchers describe how data can be used to deliberately uncover the health equity and the social determinants of health picture in communities.
In this video, public health decision-makers and researchers share their reflections on what effective public health leadership looks like: leadership that can advance the equitable distribution of health through interventions related to the social determinants.
In this video, Canadian public health practitioners and researchers reflect on what competencies public health staff require to work effectively on creating a more equal society, and on how public health organizations can support the use of competencies.
In this video, public health decision-makers and researchers discuss the necessity to work across sectors and organizations to improve the social and economic factors that affect the distribution of health.
In this video, public health decision-makers and researchers discuss the importance of trust and relationship building in community engagement for health equity.
Dr. Murnaghan, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of PEI, discusses how the SHAPES (School health action planning and evaluation system) framework is used to inform the design of chronic illness prevention initiatives in PEI schools. Her university-community research recommended policy and practice changes in schools, based on broader, local data.
Large forces affecting health equity: How health equity is affected by societal shifts such as home ownership, rising energy costs, and pension
Dr. Lynn McIntyre, Professor and CIHR Chair in Gender and Health, University of Calgary and President of the Canadian Public Health Association, shows how financial policy affects people’s ability to purchase nutritious food.
Louise Potvin, Department of Social & Preventative Medicine, Université de Montréal, says that “mobilizing health” means working to improve two things: 1) availability of health protecting resources in a community; and 2) people’s capacity to transform those resources into health.
Dr. Robert Strang argues that government in general, and the Department of Health in particular, needs to recognize the effects of the social determinants on population health. He describes initiatives by Nova Scotia Public Health to bridge the health gap between advantaged and disadvantaged populations.
Dr. Watson-Creed, Medical Officer of Health, Capital & District Health Authority (Halifax), discusses how Nova Scotia public health’s renewal process resulted in a system-wide focus on health equity. Three promising practices were used: purposeful reporting, community engagement and intersectoral action.
An online professional development nursing seminar presented by Connie Clement, Scientific Director at the National Collaborating Center for Determinants of Health.
These social media videos, with accompanying user guide, can raise awareness about the social determinants of health and inform the design of other multimedia storytelling tools.