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Let’s Talk: Determinants of health

Informed by conversations with diverse thought leaders, as well as relevant peer-reviewed and grey literature, this Let’s Talk summarizes current thinking about the social, ecological and structural determinants of health. A tree graphic illustrates the underlying drivers of health inequities and supports reflective, action-focused discussion with public health professionals, policy makers and partners.

Let’s Talk: Health equity

This installment of the Let’s Talk series introduces key concepts related to health equity and guides public health action to reduce inequities. This document replaces the 2013 resource Let’s Talk: Health equity.

Introduction to health equity [Online course]

This self-directed introductory online course from the NCCDH and Public Health Ontario is designed to build knowledge, skills and competencies in health equity work. Updates made in 2023 include refreshed content and updated links.

Gender Identity, Sexual Diversity and Health Equity: A Curated List

This curated resource list, compiled by the NCCDH, contains a foundational set of resources and tools to support public health practitioners, decision makers, policy makers, organizations, educators, and researchers to understand and act on improving health inequities for the 2SLGBTQI+ population.

Language and health equity: A curated list

This curated list highlights resources and tools that support public health and other sectors to use health equity language that is person-first, system-focused, and asset-based.