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Movement-building for health equity: A curated list

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The NCCDH has compiled this curated resource list to support practitioners in public health and other sectors to take a movement-building approach to addressing community and population health inequities. This publication highlights how social movements, grassroots social justice work, health partners, government and communities can amplify efforts and work in synergy to dismantle current systems that contribute to health and social justice inequities.

This document describes 11 resources organized into four categories: (1) Social movements, movement-building and health equity; (2) Guides to support a movement-building approach; (3) Organizational transformation for movement-building; and (4) Resource and knowledge hubs to inform movement-building. Additional useful resources, hyperlinks and a complete reference list are also included.

Use this resource to:

  • facilitate discussion about how social movements intersect with movement-building  for health equity;
  • identify approaches for building public and political will to address health and social justice issues; and
  • develop a movement-building framework that includes organizational changes, priority-setting, indicators and strategies for achieving health equity across sectors.


Related resources:

Movement-building as intersectoral action to achieve health equity

Webinar: Movement-building for system change and health equity

Webinar: Advocacy and government relations: Strategies from the field

Common agenda for public health action on health equity


View other Curated Reading Lists


National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2021). Movement-building for health equity: A curated list. Antigonish, NS: NCCDH, St. Francis Xavier University.

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