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.
Off the back burner: Diverse and gender-inclusive decision-making for COVID-19 response and recovery
This commentary article by Bali et al. highlights the disproportionate impact of pandemics on women. The authors argue that it is essential to include a diverse group of individuals in decision-making for an effective COVID-19 response and recovery, with particular attention to the perspectives of women from low-middle income countries.
This commentary article from Ryan and Ayadi outlines the short and long-term health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls, and proposes actionable recommendations for healthcare, public health, and policy development for a gender-responsive, intersectional approach to pandemic planning.
This commentary article by Silverman et al. explores the ethics of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes data indicating significant negative long-term effects for students from families who live with inequities.
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 web page from the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) links to COVID-19 recovery resources including a four-point recovery plan, health and policy considerations and possible strategies to improve worker safety.
Inequality and the coronavirus: Socioeconomic covariates of behavioral responses and viral outcomes across US counties
This working paper from Brown and Ravallion explores the relationship among socioeconomic inequalities such as age, race and income with COVID-19 behavioural responses, transmission risk, virus spread and mortality.
This web page from PolicyLink outlines five equity principles for re-building an equitable economy for COVID-19 recovery, a set of actions to support these principles, and additional commentary on the implications of COVID-19 for racialized groups.