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Health equity policy platform for COVID-19 response and recovery

This policy platform, designed by Human Impact Partners (HIP), highlights policy ideas that were generated by grassroot organizations, with the aim of establishing public health interventions led by communities most impacted by these inequities (e.g., Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities). Although written in the U.S. context, this document can inform policy interventions related to COVID-19 response and recovery in Canada.

Caring for vulnerable populations during the pandemic

This webinar recording from the College of Family Physicians of Canada explores populations in Canada who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 due to structural inequities. These populations include Indigenous communities, those who are socially isolated, care home residents with disabilities and people who experience homelessness.

Social resources for Canadians impacted by COVID-19

This resource repository from The Upstream Lab provides links to resources including a guide to providing social care during COVID-19 and links to socioeconomic supports. It also features resources related to health inequities and COVID-19.

Responding to COVID-19: Cities reducing poverty

This report from Vibrant Communities and the Tamarack Institute describes community-based initiatives to meet community needs related to inequities in housing, food, access to services and other social determinants of health during COVID-19.

The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project: COVID-19 resources

This online data monitoring resource from the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project offers links to conceptual and empirical publications related to epidemiological analysis and evidence of health inequities in COVID-19.

Coronavirus response: Peer-to-peer resource sharing

This online resource library from Community Commons is a living repository of equity-themed tools and resources that describe the equity implications of COVID-19 and actions to address these disparities.

Managing your business during COVID-19

This webpage from the Government of Canada provides links to economic supports for individuals, communities, Indigenous Peoples and multiple sectors for navigating the circumstances related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 related resources

This website repository from the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities offers resources related to housing, education, mental health, and other equity implications of COVID-19 for racialized communities.

COVID 19 and the disability movement

This website from the International Disability Alliance offers links to resources addressing the rights of people with disabilities and recommendations for inclusive pandemic response.

Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

This report from the World Health Organization describes specific considerations for people with disabilities related to infection control measures and access to health services during COVID-19.

Why social policies make coronavirus worse

This commentary article from Think Global Health describes COVID-19 as a syndemic related to increased chronic disease risk due to inequitable income policies.

Equitable response community commons

This resource hub from the Center for Urban and Racial Equity offers a variety of resource types related to financial assistance, working conditions, healthcare access and policy actions for communities most vulnerable to the negative effects of COVID-19.

Coronavirus 2019: Reducing stigma

This website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information specific to addressing stigma and discrimination due to COVID-19.

COVID-19: A data perspective

This database from Statistics Canada offers data related to equity issues of COVID-19 including food insecurity, Indigeneity and other social determinants of health.

Public health and Covid-19: Shifting to recovery

This webpage from the Public Health Association of BC offers links to resources, discussions, and consultation opportunities around COVID-19 advocacy and planning.

Social stigma associated with COVID-19

This report from the China International Famine Relief Commission (CIFRC), United Nations International Child Education Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) discusses ways to prevent and address the social stigma that is associated with COVID-19.

Coronavirus resources for the homelessness section

This webpage from the Canadian Alliance to Prevent Homelessness provides links to resources for those working in the homelessness sector on addressing the risks and impacts of COVID-19.

COVID-19: The gendered impacts of the outbreak

This article from Wenham, Smith and Morgan describes the gendered impacts of COVID-19. It describes how to avoid reproducing or perpetuating gender and health inequities through the public health response to the pandemic.

Canadian workforce unevenly protected from COVID-19

This report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives describes how the lack of policy protections for some workers result in a disproportionate negative impact of COVID-19.

Social justice in pandemic preparedness

This article from DeBruin, Liaschenko and Marshall looks at implementing a social justice approach to pandemic planning.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This web page from the government of King County (Washington State, USA) provides multilingual information on COVID-19 and how it impacts different aspects of society.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) general information

This webpage from the Washington State Department of Health provides a variety of general information regarding COVID-19. The information is in the form of fact sheets and available in a multitude of languages.

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