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.
Dr. Murnaghan, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of PEI, discusses how the SHAPES (School health action planning and evaluation system) framework is used to inform the design of chronic illness prevention initiatives in PEI schools. Her university-community research recommended policy and practice changes in schools, based on broader, local data.
Core competencies for public health in Canada: An assessment and comparison of determinants of health content
This assessment explores how the determinants of health are reflected in Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: Release 1.0.
While research is growing about effective ways to improve health equity, action lags behind. This resource describes six knowledge to action models that can help you translate evidence in a way that promotes and supports action on the social determinants of health.
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.