These proceedings summarize an open space forum held in Quebec City in 2015. The event explored the question: “What are the opportunities to reduce social inequities in health if we bring together knowledge gathered from experience, intervention, research, and decision-making?”
This edited book explores the connection between oppression and health. The various chapters investigate how systemic forces influence health, framing social oppression as the fundamental cause of health inequities.
This introductory document provides an overview of the NCCDH’s Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action Initiative (OCI), its objectives and its format. This document is the first OCI entry in our new Learning Together series on organizational capacity.
This paper highlights the interconnectedness between social determinants and Indigenous peoples’ health. The authors argue that efforts to reduce current health inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples must attend not only to the symptoms of ill health, but also to the factors that underlie ill health.
This report provides an analysis of food costing data in one area of Northern Ontario as an example to highlight the elevated cost and decreased affordability of food in northern First Nations communities. The disproportionately high incidence of food insecurity in these communities is also discussed.