The Health Equity Initiative is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to “building community, capacity and communication resources for health equity.” It offers online workshops on topics such as communicating about health equity and strategies for implementing a social determinants of health agenda.
This self-directed introductory online course from the NCCDH and Public Health Ontario (PHO) is designed to build the knowledge, skills and competencies of public health staff and managers to support action on health equity.
This free, online course introduces the scope of public health practice, with a focus on initiatives related to the determinants of ill health. It revolves around a case study, presented in a video, of public health’s role and activities in Coventry, England.
This 45-hour, online course was designed for public health practitioners and decision makers who want to develop or improve their ability to lead a health impact assessment of public policies that involves working with partners from multiple sectors.
This free, six to 12 hour course is designed using case studies to teach public health practitioners how to conduct a health impact assessment (HIA). The course was developed by the National Health Service in Scotland, which has produced an impressive eLearning program of study.
This free, three-hour online course was designed to increase the awareness and skills of civil servants in applying gender-based analysis to the development of government policies and programs.
This free, 15-to-30 hour course explores root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death. It is intended for a public health audience and seeks to ground participants in the concepts and strategies that could support them in taking action to reduce these disparities.
This free, one-hour course explores how bringing together health and socio-economic data can help health professionals better understand the links between population characteristics and population health outcomes.
This free, skill-building course teaches why and how to conduct a health equity impact assessment (HEIA), and gives learners opportunities to complete up to five HEIA templates - a tool designed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - based on five case studies.
This free, one-hour, interactive eLearning module is one of 15 modules created to make cultural competence training more accessible to health care providers. The module uses multimedia to illustrate how social and economic conditions influence the health of individuals, communities and nations.
This substantial, interactive, three-part training program is designed to strengthen the skills of professionals working directly or indirectly with Indigenous people by increasing Aboriginal-specific knowledge and enhancing self-awareness.
Intended for planners, health policy-makers, health system managers and other stakeholders, this online course provides insight into how health regions across Canada are addressing health equity.
This six week MOOC (massive online open course) offered by the University of Manchester provides a general introduction for anyone wanting to understand the basics of population health.
Using a scenario-based training approach, this online learning module explores the collaborative decision-making process through the lens of a public health practitioner working with communities.
An environmental scan and assessment of online learning opportunities related to health equity and social determinants of health, for public health practitioners in Canada
In 2013, the NCCDH set out to identify and assess good-quality online learning courses on the topics of the social determinants of health and health equity (in both English and French) for public health staff. This report describes our purpose, methodology and results.
This free, eight-part series of online courses (30 to 45 minutes each) helps learners build the skills they need to support community health assessment and health improvement work.
This series of interactive modules offered through Public Health Ontario introduces the field of health promotion in Canada.
This program is part of an online French Master in Public Health and the Environment offered by l’Ecole de Santé Publique, Université de Lorraine (French only). Over 50 to 70 semi-tutored hours of instruction, the course covers topics like the definition and ethics of Public Health, and the determinants of health status for individuals and population groups.
This interactive online module from the National LGBT Health Education Center explores health inequities experienced by LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) communities and how to address associated healthcare disparities and impact on population health.
The fourth edition of Health Promotion in Canada builds on the historical, theoretical and practice contexts of the first three versions with new themes on how intersectionality, anti-racism, participatory approaches, digital media, intervention research, critical reflection and ecological perspectives relate to health promotion.
This inventory from the University of Victoria’s Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) project describes 112 tools that public health practitioners can use to support the systemic promotion of health equity.
In June 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada tabled its recommendations to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation”(pg 327) with Indigenous peoples. This summary of the Commission’s final report presents the history and legacy of residential schools, the challenge of reconciliation, and 94 calls to action.
Doctors for health equity. The role of the World Medical Association, national medical associations and doctors in addressing the social determinants of health and health equity
The aim of this report is to contribute to Professor Sir Michael Marmot’s Presidency of the World Medical Association and to support the WMA’s Declaration of Oslo on the Social Determinants of Health.
Summary of key global and national health inequality monitoring tools from the World Health Organization, including information about how to use them.
The gap between public health’s advocacy role in addressing health inequities – and actual practice – is explored in this scoping review of peer reviewed and grey public health advocacy literature.
This article provides a clear and accessible review of issues related to understanding, measuring and assessing health inequalities. The authors also consider implications for developing program and policy interventions to reduce health inequalities.