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Supporting Resources


Better Health: An Analysis of Public Policy and Programming Focusing on the Determinants of Health and Health Outcomes that are Effective in Achieving the Healthiest Populations [PDF, 317.9 KB]

Chronic Diseases: Are You Addressing the Social Determinants of Health? (webinar, 2012) (Recording, PowerPoint [PDF, 1.2 MB])

Ethics in Practice: Social Justice [PDF, 275 KB] (2009)

Have You Thought About the Social Determinants of Health? (NurseONE.ca Knowledge Feature)

Social Determinants of Health [PDF, 149.1 KB] (position statement, 2013)

Social Justice … A Means to an End, an End in Itself [PDF, 700.9 KB] (2010)


Della: Hurdles to Health
Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership
(8 minutes, 2012)

Fair Society, Healthy Lives
Michael Marmot, chair of the WHO Commission of Social Determinants of Health
(19 minutes, 2012)

Health for All
Dennis Raphael, professor of health policy and management, York University
(26 minutes, 2011)

Let’s Start a Conversation About Health… and Not Talk About Health Care at All
Sudbury & District Health Unit
(6 minutes, 2013)

Social Inclusion and Why it Matters
Vicki Butler, speaking at TEDx River Tawe
(17 minutes, 2013)

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
Episode 1: “In sickness and in wealth”(56 minutes, 2008)
Episode 2: “When the bough breaks
(DVD (2008) available for purchase, but previews free on website).

Other resources

Dignity for All — CNA is a member of this multi-year, multi-partner, non-partisan campaign to make a poverty-free, more socially secure and cohesive Canada a reality by 2020. The campaign was founded by Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice.

Health Inequities and Social Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health
(National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, 2009)

Pan American Health Organization Equidad Listserv
This global archive includes up-to-date resources, articles and toolkits on equity and health from around the globe. Join the PAHO List Service

Pathways to Improving Well-being for Indigenous Peoples: How Living Conditions Decide Health
(National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, 2013)

Population and Public Health Ethics: Cases from Research, Policy, and Practice
(Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2012)

Social Determinants of health: The Canadian Facts
(Juha Mikkonen and Dennis Raphael, 2010)

Why am I Poor? First Nations Child Poverty in Ontario
(Best Start: Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre, 2012)

Working Paper Series: Perspectives on Social Inclusion
(The Laidlaw Foundation, 2002)

Websites of interest

Canadian Council for Refugees
Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Health Association of African Canadians
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy
What Determines Health? (Public Health Agency of Canada)