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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


Working with the CSDH conceptual framework for policy intervention
In this workshop at the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health 2008 Summer Institute, Val Morrison presented a case study of a community organization to illustrate how the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health's (CSDH's) conceptual framework can help us to understand policy interventions.
Published in August 2008.  DescriptionDownload   310 K.

This presentation was part of a plenary session examining how different perspectives (social, political, cultural, etc.) on social determinants inform each other and help support a coordinated, coherent, and comprehensive or whole-of-government approach to addressing health status and disparities in population health.

Some of the issues for policy intervention examined in relation to the framework:  

  • How community organizations are/can be involved in the policy process
  • The types of intervention in which community organizations can be involved
  • How these organizations act on the social determinants of health 
  • The types of partnerships that public health actors might form with community organizations

Working with the CSDH conceptual framework for policy intervention: presentation of one community organization
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