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Webinar - Mapping out the social determinants of health of refugee and migrant women in Canada: Applying an Intersectional Lens. The PPT presentation and the recording will soon be available online.

Webinar - Practical Approaches to Wicked Problems: What Works?
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NCCHPP Webinar - Policy Approaches to Reducing Health Inequalities
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Policy Approaches to Reducing Health Inequalities
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Update - Comprehensive policies to combat poverty across Canada, by province

Health Inequalities and Intersectionality
 668 K

Annotated Bibliography: Health Inequalities
586 K

Closing the Gap in a Generation
Commission on Social Determinants of Health, 2008
(On the World Health Organization site)

Public health speaks: Intersectionality and health equity (On the site of NCCDH)

The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2008:
Addressing Health Inequalities

(On the site of the Public Health Agency of Canada)

Dialogue Mapping: Building Shared Understanding of Wicked Problems.
Conklin, J., 2005
(Information available on the site of the CogNexus Institute)

Construire l'espace sociosanitaire : Expériences et pratiques de recherche dans la production locale de la santé. In French. Under the direction of Aubry, F. and Potvin, L. (2012). On the site of the University of Montréal.


Val Morrison


Working with the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health Framework in the Canadian Context
In this workshop at the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health 2008 Summer Institute, Val Morrison presented presented the conceptual framework employed by the CSDH.
Published in August 2008.  DescriptionDownload   278 K.

This plenary session involving the NCCDH, NCCAH & NCCHPP explored the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (CSDH), and asked what this work means in the Canadian context. Questions included: In what way can a concerted focus on the social determinants of health serve to reduce health inequalities and disparities in Canada? Who needs to be involved? What scientific evidence and best practices are leading discussion and policy change? And, what are the challenges and benefits for health associated with a determinants of health approach?

The NCCHPP's Val Morrison presented the conceptual framework employed by the CSDH. The issues and questions she addresed include:

The usefulness of analytical synthesis

Understanding the dynamics between the social determinants of health and their political, social and economic contexts

What is the relevance for Canada?

How does the framework break down?

Working with the CSDH conceptual framework in the Canadian context
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