This third environmental scan from the NCCDH responds to recent concerns about the Canadian health sector’s significant decline in commitment to public health programs and services. The scan explores implications for the public health sector in undertaking effective action to address the social determinants of health and improve health equity in this context.
This paper identifies eight common priorities of public health stakeholders who are working to improve the social determinants of health and health equity.
This document applies common messaging guidelines to the challenge of communicating the connection between income inequality and health inequality. The guidelines were published by the Canadian Council on the Social Determinants of Health.
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.
Community-based participatory research: A strategy for building healthy communities and promoting health through policy change
Community-based, participatory research is a change strategy that involves citizens and researchers, equitably. This report outlines eight promising practices drawn from American experiences, presents six case studies, and directs the reader to dozens of tools and resources.