These reports describe how the Sudbury & District Health Unit gathered and synthesized evidence to prioritize and guide local public health action to reduce social inequities in health.
This paper introduces the conceptual framework that guides the work of the WHO’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. The document describes how the framework came about, its two “levels of causation’ of health inequities, and the “policy directions” it points to.
A practitioner’s guide for advancing health equity: Community strategies for preventing chronic disease
This guide offers ideas—with stories to illustrate— for how public health can work with communities to build organizational capacity, develop partnerships and coalitions, and make the case for health equity.
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.
An environmental scan and assessment of online learning opportunities related to health equity and social determinants of health, for public health practitioners in Canada
In 2013, the NCCDH set out to identify and assess good-quality online learning courses on the topics of the social determinants of health and health equity (in both English and French) for public health staff. This report describes our purpose, methodology and results.