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.
In this three minute interview segment, Connie Clement, Scientific Director of the NCCDH, describes the fundamental components needed for a Canada-wide, health equity agenda, and the first actions required to move that agenda forward.
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 Path Taken: Developing organizational capacity for improving health equity in four Ontario health units
This document describes how four public health units in Ontario have worked to integrate health equity into strategic planning and everyday practice. The report describes the variety of approaches, lessons learned and first-hand staff experiences.