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 overview of proceedings from a May 2014 meeting of senior leaders and decision-makers in Canadian public health about advancing provincial/territorial capacity 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.