This document presents a brief analysis of 37 social determinants of health frameworks that best reflect an intersectoral perspective. It also offers an in-depth analysis of the seven frameworks considered most useful for understanding and acting on the social determinants across sectors.
This paper identifies eight common priorities of public health stakeholders who are working to improve the social determinants of health and health equity.
Cracking the nut of health equity: top down and bottom up pressure for action on the social determinants of health
In this classic paper, the author identifies the factors most likely to encourage action on the social determinants of health: leaders who are committed to justice and can work with others through complexity, and citizens who advocate for social environments that allow individuals to make healthy choices.
The gap between public health’s advocacy role in addressing health inequities – and actual practice – is explored in this scoping review of peer reviewed and grey public health advocacy literature.
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.