Decoding Public Health: Other Resources

Decoding Public Health: Other Resources

Want to learn more? Check out these other great sites, resources, and news articles to learn more about public health concepts.


Social Determinants of Health

Public Health Agency of Canada – Social Determinants of Health

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) – What are the social determinants of health?

World Health Organization (WHO) – About social determinants of health

Sir Michael Marmot, WHO’s Chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health – Talk delivered at the 2014 WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium (22 min video)

BC Centre for Disease Control – How the social determinants of health impact environmental health (presentation slides)

Article: COVID-19: What We Know So Far About…Social Determinants of Health

Article with videos: On how the road to good health in Canada is paved with obstacles

Article: Looking at how Black and Indigenous people are significantly worse off than white Canadians on five social factors

Video: Black Canadians talk about their experience with racism


Upstream

Introduction to Upstream

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health – “Let’s Talk: Moving upstream” (guide)

Canadian Public Health Association – An Integrated Public Health, Health Care, and Social System Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention

Think Upstream Radio – Why early learning investments matter (article & podcast episode)


Health Equity

Fast Facts on Health Inequities

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health – “Let’s Talk: Health equity” (guide)

UBC School of Population and Public Health – Social and economic inequities open the door for COVID-19’s uneven distribution

World Health Organization (WHO) – Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) – Studies: People of color bear larger share of COVID-19 burden

WHO – People living longer and healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens to throw progress off track

The Tyee – Indigenous People Don’t Feel Safe Accessing Health Care. Here’s What Has to Change

Upstream – We have the resources to end poverty (video)

Article – Social justice directly linked to meaningful investments in our community


Prevention

BC Centre for Disease Control – Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Website – Immunize BC: Evidence-based immunization information and tools for BC residents

Website – The Community Against Preventable Injuries

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit – Injury Prevention research

The Provincial Health Officer’s Special Report – Investing in Prevention: Improving Health and Creating Sustainability

BC Alliance for Healthy Living – Decade of Data Shows Prevention Can Save Lives and Costs

Article – School outbreaks of COVID-19 will happen. Here’s what teachers and parents can do to keep them in check

Article – In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks


Health promotion

An Introduction to Health Promotion and the Ottawa charter

Document – Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

Resources – Government of Canada: Health promotion

Publication – Indigenous-led health care partnerships in Canada

News article – Metro Vancouver greenways plan could be ‘game-changer’ for the region

News article – New B.C. study links chronic disease, health care costs to where you live


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