A groundswell of interest has emerged recently in using collective impact (CI) to tackle entrenched social problems. This blended case story describes two CI initiatives in which public health is significantly involved: London Ontario’s Child & Youth Network and The Child & Youth Health Network on Vancouver Island.
This paper identifies eight common priorities of public health stakeholders who are working to improve the social determinants of health and health equity.
Community-based participatory research contributions to intervention research: The intersection of science and practice to improve health equity
This article identifies challenges of putting equity-focused research into practice and how community based participatory research (CBPR) can address these challenges. CBPR involves researchers working with communities on issues important to them, and to improve health and eliminate health disparities.
Community-based participatory research: A strategy for building healthy communities and promoting health through policy change
Community-based, participatory research is a change strategy that involves citizens and researchers, equitably. This report outlines eight promising practices drawn from American experiences, presents six case studies, and directs the reader to dozens of tools and resources.
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.