Stepping it up: Moving the focus from health care in Canada to a healthier Canada
The report summarizes key informant perspectives and experiences of intersectoral and whole-of-government approaches in Canada. The pre-conditions and factors that support the launch and success of such approaches are describe, including leadership, creation of a business case, and community engagement. The authors encourage collaborative intersectoral work and recommend policy action that alters the determinants of health to improve health equity. A useful checklist on page 25 synthesizes key pieces of information from the report.
Use this resource to:
- Learn how whole-of-government and intersectoral initiatives have been initiated and sustained in Canada
- Inform intersectoral partners about the importance of a population health approach to address the determinants of health
- Find out about ongoing efforts to reduce health inequities at federal and provincial levels in Canada (see Appendices)
Health Council of Canada. (2010). Stepping It up: Moving the focus from health care in Canada to a healthier Canada. Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieved from www.healthcouncilcanada.ca