This series of reports from the Canadian Women's Foundation focuses on gender equality and pandemic recovery in Canada. This includes gender-based analyses, restructuring of care sectors and addressing gender-based violence. It also features a background video, advocacy letter, podcast and statistics on gendered impact of Covid-19.
This report from the Canadian Urban Institute provides a snapshot of Canadian cities at days 100, 200 and 300 in relation to the start of the COVID0-19 pandemic. It highlights how COVID-19 has deepened existing inequalities for racialized communities, seniors, women and people living with disabilities. It also emphasizes the need for neighbourhood-level data in order to fully understand the impacts of the pandemic.
Ensuring equity in COVID-19 planning, response, and recovery decision making: An equity lens tool for health departments
This tool and accompanying webinar from Human Impact Partners and Big Cities Health Coalition outlines a five-step process for healthcare departments to apply an equity lens to COVID-19 decision-making. It highlights community involvement as vital to the process.
This webpage from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada highlights five key areas for clinicians wanting to follow culturally safe practices when assessing and treating Indigenous populations with COVID-19.
Communicating about the covid-19 vaccines: guidance and sample messages for public health practitioners
This webpage from the Berkeley Media Studies Group explores hesitancy regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. It also provides tips for public health to communicate effectively about COVID-19 vaccines and related equity aspects, and includes sample messages.
This web page from the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and partners provides resources for frontline health, harm reduction and service providers. Its goal is to support best practices for management of both the epidemic of overdoses and COVID-19. The resources include guidance documents, research articles, advocacy resources, statistics and webinars.
This report from the EuroHealthNet Policy Précis series describes approaches taken by the European Union, United Nations and other international organizations to social protection policies and social welfare spending. The policies in question specifically support health and health equity, recovery from COVID-19 and working toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
Pandemic proof: Synthesizing real-world knowledge of promising mental health and substance use practices utilized during the COVID19 pandemic with young people who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness
This report from Thulien et al. presents the findings of a survey and focus groups on promising approaches used during the COVID-19 pandemic. The approaches studied were those used to address mental health and substance use for youth in Canada related to homelessness, including recommendations for practice, research and policy.
Pandemic housing policy: Examining the relationship among eviction, housing instability, health inequity, and COVID-19 transmission
This journal article from Benfer et al. considers how housing displacement exacerbates COVID-19 infection rate and death, including a discussion on eviction, transiency, overcrowding, chronic conditions, and the perpetuation of health inequities among Black and Latinx people, proposing housing stabilization measures as critical components to a comprehensive COVID-19 strategy.
This blog post from the National Center for Transgender Equality briefly outlines the particular risks for COVID-19 for transgender people, including stigma and discrimination, reluctancy to get help, access to health care barriers and existing health conditions.