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Social determinants, health equity, and mental health: A curated list

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The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) has compiled and described 17 resources to support public health action on the social determinants of health and health equity as a way to promote positive mental health. The list also includes additional resources for users to consult.

The resources are organized into four categories: evidence and background information on key concepts, proposed actions at multiple levels, implications for practice and policy, and mental health inequities experienced by specific population groups. 

Use this resource to:

  • facilitate discussion about the intersection of socioeconomic and structural determinants of health and population mental health promotion;
  • consider how to address social determinants of mental health equity through public health programs, interventions and policies; and
  • develop a process to identify population groups experiencing mental health inequities and create strategies to act on the social determinants that contribute to these inequities.


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National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2019). Social Determinants, Health Equity, and Mental Health: A Curated List. National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. Antigonish, NS: St Francis Xavier University.

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