In this blog post, Vivian Chau, project coordinator at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, and Dr. Lawrence Loh, associate medical officer of health at Peel Public Health, explore the relationship between stigma, discrimination and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
This 2016 supplemental document to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR) has a focus on social determinants of health and how infectious disease prevention and control intersect with health equity.
Establishing a holistic framework to reduce inequities in HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and tuberculosis
This report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) describes inequities in infectious disease rates among marginalized groups in the United States. It offers a framework designed to reduce the rates of HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs and tuberculosis among population groups most at risk due to the social determinants of health.
Back in early February, four NCCs came together to host an NCC Knowledge Exchange Forum Towards TB Elimination in Northern and Indigenous Communities.
Tuberculosis (TB) is impacted by many social determinants of health, which leads to inequities in who is affected by the disease and how it manifests in the population. A shift in public health approach that addresses health equity as the primary focus could contribute to the elimination of TB, in addition to addressing other health inequities across the population.