Our resource library contains more than 350 resources. The library is evolving, as we continue to add resources that are relevant, geared to practice, and either recently published or foundational to current health equity thinking in public health. To suggest a new resource or to learn more about our resource selection process, please contact us.
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We also have curated reading lists available.
This report explores the profound health challenges faced by British Columbia food service workers during extreme weather events. Public health can use this information to set priorities, identify gaps and make decisions to address the health equity impacts of climate change and precarious employment.
This study by Kinitz et al. reports that lesbian, gay and bisexual workers are more likely to be precariously employed in Canada. The public health community has a role to advance decent work — an important social determinant of health — for all workers, including 2SLGBTQI+ workers.
This important commentary explores how “health scholars” — those who work in education and research roles within academic institutions — actively maintain health inequities. The author identifies five deeply held beliefs (mental models) that prevent transformative change.
This article employs the metaphor that settler colonialism functions as a net with innumerable “colonial knots” that Indigenous Peoples in Canada are trapped within and that prevent them from being able to exercise self-determination and sovereignty. The authors propose that the work of health leaders to dismantle Indigenous-specific racism, White supremacy and settler colonialism requires dedicated, everyday efforts to “untie colonial knots.”
This story from practice outlines how the Community Action and Resources Empowering Seniors (CARES) program worked with community non-profit organizations to prevent frailty and promote health, demonstrating an opportunity to enhance public health partnership. Social prescribing is highlighted as an intervention which supports client-centered action on the social determinants of health.