Don't Miss....
Framing the Core: Health Inequalities and Poverty in Saskatoon's Low-income Neighbourhoods
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Exemplary Partnerships for Low-threshold Services: The PHS Community Services Society and Vancouver Coastal Health
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Annotated Bibliography: Not-for-profit-Organizations
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The Canadian CED Network. A national organization supporting community economic development.
Vibrant communities. Linking communities across Canada to reduce poverty.

COCo - Centre for Community Organizations. A resource centre for Québec's community sector.

Réseau québécois de villes et villages en santé [Quebec network of healthy cities and towns.] A Québec movement that seeks to promote and support sustainable development of healthy living environments. In French only.

Le Réseau d'aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes de Montréal [a Montréal network to help homeless persons which also focuses on social and economic exclusion more broadly.] In French only.

Articles and books
Lasker, R.D. and E.S. Weiss (2003). Creating partnership synergy : the critical role of community stakeholders. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 26 ( 1), 119-39. Abstract available on the PubMed site.

Salamon, L. M. (ed). (2002). The State of Nonprofit America. USA : Brookings Institution Press. Read a summary on the site of Brookings Institution Press.

Val Morrison


Station 20 West Through the Lens of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health's Key Dimensions and Directions for Policy
At the Canadian Public Health Association's 2008 Conference in Halifax, the Centre's Val Morrison and Francois Benoit presented a case study of Station 20 West, a community health and social services centre in Saskatoon.
Published in June, 2008.  DescriptionDownload   419 K.

This workshop was held during the National Specialty Society for Community Medicine Continuing Professional Development Day.

The session presented some of the NCCHPP work around two topics and two sets of questions. The first one deals with the importance of NGOs as strategic partners of public health actors: How do these organizations influence public policy? What are their practices? What kind of evidence do they use? Can we use this information to build more efficient intersectoral activities?

Station 20 West Through the Lens of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health's Key Dimensions and Directions for Policy
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The second order of questions dealt with the (then) soon-to-be-released report of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. How can we use the framework produced by the commission to better understand the combined efforts of the non-profit sector and public health actors to work towards public policies that can affect the determinants of health and of health inequities?

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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.