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Unnatural Causes: Is inequality making us sick?

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.

Population Health: The new agenda

This introductory video on population health is told through vignettes from North Vancouver residents and commentary from Vancouver Coastal Health staff.

Our Life: A new wave of public health

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.

Introduction to upstream

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.

Unequal: Social inequalities in health

This animated video uses population data to illustrate the differing life-long influences of social inequalities on underprivileged and affluent citizens.

Hurdles to health

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.

Public Health Speaks: Leadership for health equity [video]

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.

Public health speaks: Intersectoral action for health equity

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.

Comprehensive school health research: Evidence to action in PEI

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.

What does it mean to “mobilize” community health?

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.

Grounded in our communities: 3/10 promising practices in Capital Health

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.

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