Released in October 2020, this annual report of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) of Canada reviews how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequities across the country. This year’s edition builds on the CPHO’s 2019 report, titled Addressing stigma towards a more inclusive health system.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ 2020 Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan takes a health-in-all-policies approach to planning for a just recovery from COVID-19. The plan outlines concrete plans for a caring economy, income support, healthier
As the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated in Canada and the world, we find ourselves in a cycle of planning, response and recovery. The National Collaborating Centres for Infectious Diseases and Determinants of Health (NCCID and NCCDH, respectively) have responded by reviewing lessons learned and recommendations on health equity from past pandemics in Canada.
COVID-19 pandemic guidelines for mental health support of racialized women at risk of gender-based violence
This knowledge synthesis report from York University, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), summarizes the findings of a rapid review on the racialized and gendered social determinants of mental health among those exposed to gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These guidelines from the BC Centre for Disease Control provide guidance on using inclusive and non-stigmatizing language for COVID-19 written and digital communications.
This report from the Menzies Centre for Health Governance in Australia undertakes a qualitative assessment of the potential risks and opportunities related to health equity within government policy responses to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic across sectors.
This brief and corresponding webinar from the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California discusses how to embed equity into emergency response during COVID-19,including case study examples, policy strategies and recommendations.
This report from the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) and YWCA Canada provides intersectoral data on the gendered impact of COVID-19 related to class, race, immigration status, violence, and type of work, and highlights policy recommendations to consider in Canada's recovery plan.
A health impact assessment of the ‘staying at home and social distancing policy’ in Wales in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
This report from Public Health Wales outlines the results of a rapid response health impact assessment of social distancing on different population groups, to support adjustments to the policy and inform future strategies.
This report from Public Health Ontario provides a rapid review of evidence related to the relationship between the social determinants of health and the unequal economic and social burden of COVID-19.