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A model for increasing organizational change capacity for health equity

This conceptual model identifies four concepts for successful organizational change and how change capacity applies to health equity action in public health. It is a part of the NCCDH’s Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action Initiative (OCI).

A review of frameworks on the determinants of health

This document presents a brief analysis of 37 social determinants of health frameworks that best reflect an intersectoral perspective. It also offers an in-depth analysis of the seven frameworks considered most useful for understanding and acting on the social determinants across sectors.

Achieving health equity: A guide for health care organizations

This white paper from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement provides guidance to health care organizations on how they can reduce health inequities related to characteristics linked to discrimination and social exclusion.

Addressing law enforcement violence as a public health issue

This policy statement by the American Public Health Association (APHA) describes the historical roots and research behind law enforcement violence against people of colour. The statement positions this as an urgent and longstanding public health issue.

Addressing stigma: Towards a more inclusive health system

In December 2019, Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Dr Theresa Tam released a national report that shines a light on stigma as a key driver of health inequities in Canada. The report was informed by meetings with key people across Canada that gathered input on two key questions: What holds stigma in place? And, how do we address stigma in the health system?

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