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Population health intervention research casebook

The Population Health Intervention Research Casebook presents eight Canadian case studies. Summarized from the perspective of the research teams, the cases describe strategies to address structural conditions affecting health and health inequities. This resource explores how research question(s) arose, how partners were involved, how local context shaped the interventions, and how challenges in scaling up and sustaining interventions were addressed. Expert commentary is provided by Penny Hawe, Founding Director of the Population Health Intervention Research Centre, and Ted Bruce, Executive Director of Population Health at Vancouver Coastal Health.

Use this resource to

  • Learn about population health intervention research
  • Stimulate discussion about intersectoral and community-based interventions to advance health equity
  • Apply lessons from Canadian experiences to your own public health practice


Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health, Canadian Institute for Health Information - Canadian Population Health Initiative. (2011). Population health intervention research casebook. Retrieved from

Tags: Intersectoral action, Methods & tools, Case Study