Key public health resources for advocacy and health equity: A curated list
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Public health advocacy is a critical population health strategy that emphasizes collective action to effect systemic change. Advocacy influences decision-making to create positive change for people and their environments.
We’ve selected a number of tools and resources that public health practitioners can use in fulfilling their advocacy roles to help create healthier environments and policies. These roles are described in more detail in Let’s Talk: Advocacy and health equity. They are:
- framing the issue;
- gathering and disseminating data;
- working in collaboration and developing alliances; and
- using the legal and regulatory system.
This curated list is not meant to be comprehensive, but to point to key resources to support advocacy for health equity by public health practitioners.
Companion Document: Let’s Talk: Advocacy and health equity
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (2015). Key public health resources for advocacy and health equity: A curated list. Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.