This document contains a description of the methods used to develop four case studies to support a workshop hosted by the NCCDH and the CIHR-IPPH in Toronto, Ontario on February 14-15, 2012.
This document provides a brief overview of the Working Poor Project conducted in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario.
This case study starts at the beginning – building support for health equity among senior health managers. It outlines how to find and nurture health equity champions.
Learning to work differently: implementing Ontario’s Social Determinants of Health Public Health Nurse Initiative
This case study explores the development and implementation of social determinant of health public health nurse (SDH PHN) positions across Ontario’s 36 public health agencies. The report explores the supports and barriers to implementing equity-focused positions to improve public health organization capacity to act on SDH and advance health equity. This is one of a series of case studies about leadership for health equity.
Alberta Health Services: Establishing a province-wide social determinants of health and health equity approach
This case study of an Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) initiative is one of a series of profiles on effective leadership in advancing health equity work. The case describes the process—with challenges and success factors—used by AHS leaders to develop a province-wide health equity strategy.
This story about leadership at Western Health in Newfoundland is one of a series of case studies about leadership for health equity. This case explores the structures and processes the health authority put in place to support intersectoral action and community engagement for health equity.
This case study shows how leadership, local data and strong community support drove intersectoral action on health equity.
This case study will help others plan or support community-driven action on poverty reduction.
This case study shows how a public health director took advantage of a reorganization of public health services to embed a population health approach, first into her region, then into the entire province.
Community engagement is central to understanding and addressing health inequalities. This document summarizes the findings of a multi-method systematic review on community engagement and presents implications for public health research and practice in Canada.
The Path Taken: Developing organizational capacity for improving health equity in four Ontario health units
This document describes how four public health units in Ontario have worked to integrate health equity into strategic planning and everyday practice. The report describes the variety of approaches, lessons learned and first-hand staff experiences.
This is the story of Saskatoon Health Region’s (SHR) work to improve immunization rates and reduce the spread of influenza in Saskatoon’s six core neighbourhoods. SHR’s existing strong socio-economic and health disparities data made it possible to prioritize these core neighbourhoods for H1N1 vaccination programs.
This report, a joint project of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and the Community Health Nurses of Canada, investigated leadership development opportunities to build capacity for health equity work among public health nurses. It consists of a literature scan and survey of community health nurses in leadership positions.
Fostering health through healing: engaging the community to create a poverty reduction strategy in Nunavut
This story is about Nunavut’s highly collaborative approach to poverty reduction, and is part of an NCCDH series about leadership for health equity. It discusses the roots of poverty in the territory, and how government and community organizations set out together to build health through poverty reduction.