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.
This concise and comprehensive paper revisits the authors’ ground-breaking work in the early 90s on how governments and organizations can move towards 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.