Health Promotion and Population Health: an Health Promotion Clearinghouse Resource List

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Within the “Health Promotion and Population Health” resource list, you will find a variety of
information from provincial, national and international sources on the topic population health. This
resource list is organized into five sections: Overview, Documents, Organizational Links, Other Tools
and Resources, and Funding Opportunities.

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  • 1. Health Promotionand Population HealthAn HPC Resource List 1
  • 2. The Health Promotion Clearinghouse would like to extend a very special thank you to the many reviewers who took the time to make suggestions and additions to the draft versions of these lists. This resource list is a work in progress. Please help us keep it up-to-date by contacting us with suggestions and/or additions.Production made possible through funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection For more information, please contact: Health Promotion Clearinghouse Suite 209, City Centre Atlantic 1535 Dresden Row Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3T1 Telephone: (902) 494-1917 or Toll Free: 1-877-890-5094 Fax: (902) 494-3594 E-mail: hpc@dal.ca www.hpclearinghouse.caThe information contained within this resource list is intended for education and information purposes only. The information is nota substitute for professional advice. Although care has been taken in preparing the information contained in this resource list, the Health Promotion Clearinghouse (HPC) does not and cannot guarantee the accuracy thereof. All resources selected have met our quality assurance criteria; however the HPC does not endorse any of the resources listed within. Anyone using the information does so at their own risk and shall be deemed to indemnify the HPC from any and all injury or damage arising from such use. For information on our quality assurance criteria please contact HPC. 2
  • 3. Health Promotion and Population Health Overview ................................................................................................................. 3 Documents ............................................................................................................. 4 Organizational Links .............................................................................................26 Other Tools and Resources .................................................................................33 Funding Opportunities .........................................................................................38 Online Education ..................................................................................................39 OverviewWhy Take a Population Health Approach?A population health approach focuses on improving the health status of the population. Action isdirected at the health of an entire population, or sub-population, rather than individuals. Focusing onthe health of populations also necessitates the reduction in inequalities in health status betweenpopulation groups. An underlying assumption of a population health approach is that reductions inhealth inequities require reductions in material and social inequities. The outcomes or benefits of apopulation health approach, therefore, extend beyond improved population health outcomes toinclude a sustainable and integrated health system, increased national growth and productivity, andstrengthened social cohesion and citizen engagement.1What You Will Find In This Document:Within the “Health Promotion and Population Health” resource list, you will find a variety ofinformation from provincial, national and international sources on the topic population health. Thisresource list is organized into five sections: Overview, Documents, Organizational Links, Other Toolsand Resources, and Funding Opportunities. A brief description of each section is included below: Overview provides a general description of the topics represented in this resource list. Documents is made up of toolkits and reports that are available online. Organizational Links lists relevant provincial, national and international groups affiliated with population health. Other Tools and Resources includes key websites, databases, and portals related to population health. Funding Opportunities is a list of organizations that provide financial assistance to organizations promoting health across the population.1 Public Health Agency of Canada www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/phdd/approach/approach.html#health 3
  • 4. Documents 10 Intro Sheets on Health Promotion and Determinants of HealthAuthor: Health NexusDate:Source: Health NexusDescription: Health Nexus has prepared a series of 10 new timely information/FAQ sheets divided into three main categories: Influences on our Health, Working Together, and Connecting Online. Topics are varied and include: (1) What are the social determinants of health? (2) What is the impact of income on health? (3) What is health equity? (4) How do we create and support community partnerships? (5) What skills do I need to be a health promoter? (6) What is community engagement? (7) What is network mapping? (8) What are Internet search skills for health promotion? (9)How do I find credible information on the Internet and (10) How do I host an interactive Webinar?URL: http://www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/intro_sheets.html 25 Key Resources in Health Promotion – Key Picks from StaffAuthor: Health NexusDate:Source: Health NexusDescription: Health Nexus staff have selected 25 key resources that you can use to help promote health. It begins with some of their own programs and expands to their partners as well as other organizations and services. The annotated list is divided into four sections, covering key Health Nexus resources, health promotion planning and implementation tools, agencies and organizations, and core readings.URL: http://www.healthnexus.ca/events/25th_anniversary/august.html 25 Years After the Ottawa Charter: The Critical Role of Health Promotion for Public HealthAuthor: Louise Potvin, Catherine M. JonesDate: 2011Source:Description: This paper was commissioned specifically for the 25th Anniversary of the Ottawa Charter. In this paper, Potvin and Jones (2011) examine how public health has integrated health promotion by exploring examples of changes in public health systems and practice at international and national levels of governance. They highlight an important challenge remaining for health promotion: better use of research to understand how the values, principles and processes of health promotion can help to achieve public health mandates. A three-pronged action plan is proposed.URL: http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/2725 The Affordability Gap: Spending Differences Between Canada’s Rich and PoorAuthor: Steve KerstetterDate: September 2009Source: Canadian Centre for Policy AlternativesDescription: The Affordability Gap: Spending Differences Between Canada’s Rich and Poor reveals how Canada’s poorest households often forego buying things most Canadians consider essential, from eyeglasses and dental care to computers...URL: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/affordability-gap 4
  • 5. Are Widening Income Inequalities Making Canada Less Healthy?Author: Dunn, J. R. with Hargreaves, S. & Smit Alex, J.Date: 2002Source: Health NexusDescription: The five key messages of this document are: 1) Social and economic factors strongly influence the health of all Canadians and such factors can be modified by social and economic policy. 2) Societies with a greater gap between rich and poor may have poorer overall health. 3) Canadians cannot afford to be complacent about income inequality in our society. 4) A commitment to social and economic equity may enhance economic growth and competitiveness. 5) Traditionally, Canada’s system of progressive taxation and strong ‘public goods’ (e.g., public infrastructure, health care, education) has been instrumental in ensuring an equitable society, providing us with a high quality of life, and producing high standards of health. 6) Poor health, illness and disease have substantial economic costs, both in terms of direct expenditures on services (health care, etc.) and in terms of indirect costs resulting from lost productivity. 7) There are readily identifiable policy levers, which could make a substantial difference to reducing health inequalities and protecting our health advantage over the United States.URL: www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/HDP-proj-full.pdf Barriers to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: Insights from the Canadian ExperienceAuthor: Raphael, D., Curry-Stevens, A. and Bryant, T.Date: 2007Source: Ontario Prevention ClearinghouseDescription: An excellent document that overviews constraints to addressing social determinants of healthURL: www.healthpolicyjrnl.com/article/S0168-8510%2808%2900083-3/abstract Bearing the Brunt: How the 2008 – 2009 Recession Created Poverty for Canadian FamiliesAuthor: Chandra PasmaDate: May 2010Source: Citizens for Public JusticeDescription: Recessions create poverty. The 2008‐2009 recession was no different as thousands of Canadian families were pushed into poverty. But while we have to wait until 2011 for most standard measures of poverty, there are a number of key economic indicators that already reveal the trends of increased poverty and economic insecurity throughout the recession.URL: http://www.cpj.ca/en/content/bearing-brunt Better Care Sooner: The Plan to Improve Emergency Care (2010)Author: Nova Scotia Department of HealthDate: December 2010Source: Government of Nova ScotiaDescription: Better Care Sooner is a plan focused on five key elements: access to doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals; streamlined patient-centred emergency care; care for seniors, people with mental illness and others with complex needs; appropriate use of paramedics and the 811 nurse line; and funding and better health results for patients.URL: www.gov.ns.ca/health/bettercaresooner/ 5
  • 6. Bridging the Gap From Poverty to Independence: What is the Role of Canadian Food Banks?Author: Candace WeimerDate: January 2009Source: Canadian Centre of Policy AlternativesDescription: According to this January 2009 report by the need for food banks in Canada has risen dramatically since the food bank system was put in place in 1981, with the opening of the countrys first food bank in Edmonton. The CCPA report examines how the now ubiquitous system can be further utilized to combat the underlying need for peoples reliance upon them.URL: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/bridging-gap-poverty-independence Building a Healthy Future / Bâtir un avenir en santéAuthor: Canadian Public Health Association, Health CanadaDate: 1999Source: Health CanadaDescription: This is a plain-language popular version of Toward a Healthy Future: Second Report on the Health of Canadians (1999).URL/ www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/pdf/building-eng.pdfL’URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/pdf/building-fra.pdf Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty A Conference – Conference HighlightsAuthor: Health Promotion ClearinghouseDate: 2011Source: Health Promotion ClearinghouseDescription: The “Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty in Nova Scotia” conference was hosted by the Health Promotion Clearinghouse. The conference goals were to improve understanding about the costs of poverty – human, social and economic; share ideas about how we can reduce poverty; learn about barriers to reducing poverty and how we can overcome them; learn more about how we can reduce poverty by working together – as governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups – with those living in poverty; and develop our ability as a community to be involved and active in reducing poverty.URL: http://hpclearinghouse.net/blogs/endingpovertyns/pages/home.aspx Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty A Conference – Post Conference ReportAuthor: Health Promotion ClearinghouseDate: 2011Source: Health Promotion ClearinghouseDescription: The “Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty in Nova Scotia” conference was hosted by the Health Promotion Clearinghouse. The conference goals were to improve understanding about the costs of poverty – human, social and economic; share ideas about how we can reduce poverty; learn about barriers to reducing poverty and how we can overcome them; learn more about how we can reduce poverty by working together – as governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups – with those living in poverty; and develop our ability as a community to be involved and active in reducing poverty.URL: http://hpclearinghouse.net/blogs/endingpovertyns/pages/home.aspx 6
  • 7. Canada: A Land of Missed Opportunity for Addressing the Social Determinants of HealthAuthor: Toba Bryant, Dennis Raphael, Ted Schrecker, Ronald LabonteDate: 2011Source: Health Policy 101 (44-58)Description: The first 25 years of universal public health insurance in Canada saw major reductions in income-related health inequalities related to conditions most amenable to medical treatment. While equity issues related to health care coverage and access remain important, the social determinants of health (SDH) represent the next frontier for reducing health inequalities, a point reinforced by the work of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health.URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20888059 The Chief Public Health’s Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008Author: Dr. David Butler-JonesDate:Source: Public Health Agency of CanadaDescription: This is the Chief Public Health Officers third annual report on the state of public health in Canada. The report examines the state of health and well-being of Canadas seniors, including factors that positively or negatively influence healthy aging such as falls and related injuries, mental health, abuse and neglect, social connectedness, healthy living, and care and services. From this examination, priority areas for action are identified where Canada can further foster optimal conditions for healthy aging.URL: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cphorsphc-respcacsp/index-eng.php Chronic Disease in Ontario and Canada: Determinants, Risk Factors and Prevention PrioritiesAuthor: Haydon, E., Roerecke, M., Giesbrecht, N., Rehm, J. & Kobus-Matthews, M.Date: 2006Source: Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance and the Ontario Public Health AssociationDescription: This report draws links between evidence, determinants, and risk factors of chronic disease in Canada, and considers options for health messages and action steps in chronic disease prevention. It is also designed to inform best practices by providing an overview of available evidence. The report was commissioned by the OCDPA to provide an epidemiological and conceptual context for its current work, as well as to provide a resource for other provincial, territorial and national alliances and groups focusing on chronic disease prevention.URL: http://www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca/resources/chronic-disease-ontario-and-canada- determinants-risk-factors-and-prevention-priorities Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of HealthAuthor: WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of HealthDate: 2008Source: World Health OrganizationDescription: This report is the result of a three-year study conducted under the auspices of the World Health Organization (Commission on Social Determinants of Health). The Commission was chaired by Sir Michael Marmot and included the input of hundreds of experts on global health worldwide. It synthesizes global evidence on the social determinants of health and their impact on health inequity, and to make recommendations for action to 7
  • 8. address that inequity. The report itself is 250 pages long and is available online in multiple languages. The overarching recommendations are to: (1) Improve daily living conditions; (2) Tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources; and (3) Measure and understand the problem and assess the impact of action.URL: http://www.who.int/social_determinants/thecommission/finalreport/en/index.html Closing the Gap: Policy into Practice on Social Determinants of Health Discussion Paper for the World Conference on Social Determinants of HealthAuthor: WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of HealthDate: 2011Source: World Health OrganizationDescription: This discussion paper aims to inform proceedings at the World conference on social Determinants of Health (“World conference”) about how countries can implement action on social determinants of health (“social determinants”), including the recommendations of the commission on social Determinants of Health (“the commission”). Evidence from countries that have made progress in addressing social determinants and reducing health inequities shows that action is required across all of five key building blocks, which have been selected as the five World conference themes.URL: http://www.who.int/sdhconference/Discussion-paper-EN.pdf A Conceptual Framework for Action on the Social Determinants of HealthAuthor: Commission on Social Determinants of HealthDate: 2007Source: World Health OrganizationDescription: A document outlining the World Health Organization’s framework for action on Social Determinants of Health.URL: www.who.int/social_determinants/resources/csdh_framework_action_05_07.pdf Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada Release 1.0 / Compétences essentielles en santé publiques au Canada : Version 1.0Author: Public Health Agency of CanadaDate: 2007Source: Public Health Agency of CanadaDescription: Core competencies are the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the practice of public health. This document identifies and explains what core competencies are, why we need them, and how they are developed; core competency statements; and provides important and effective references and appendicies that provide clear information and direction.URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ccph-cesp/pdfs/cc-manual-eng090407.pdf The Cost of Poverty in Nova ScotiaAuthor: Angella MacEwen with Christine SaulnierDate: 2010Source: Canadian Centre for Policy AlternativesDescription: For those who argue that we cannot afford to end poverty, this report makes clear that we cannot afford to ignore it. There is obviously a moral imperative to end poverty first and foremost for those living in poverty. But, there also exists a compelling business case to be made for effective poverty reduction strategies because very real costs of poverty are borne by society as a whole.URL: www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/%E2%80%89cost%E2%80%89%E2%80 %89poverty%E2%80%89-nova%E2%80%89scotia 8
  • 9. Critical Public HealthAuthor: Dennis Raphael, Isolde Daiski, Beryl Pilkington, Toba Bryant, Miha Dinca-Panaitescu & Serban Dinca-PanaitescuDate: 2011Source: Health Studies, Department of Social Sciences, University of TorontoDescription: A toxic combination of poor social policies and programmes, unfair economic arrangements and bad politics: the experiences of poor Canadians with Type 2 diabetes, Critical Public Health,URL: www.tandfonline.com/loi/ccph20 Developing a Canadian Economic Case for Financing the Social Determinants of HealthAuthor: Hay, D. I.Date: 2007Source: Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc.Description: Do investments in the social determinants of health (such as early childhood development, educational opportunities, the quality of jobs, safe communities, family income) have economic consequences? If so, what particular investments have the strongest relationships with economic outcomes? In April 2007, CPRN, on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), convened a roundtable of national and international experts to explore the economic case for financing the social determinants of health, building on the 2006 CPRN paper Economic Arguments for Action on the Social Determinants of Health, by David Hay. In this report, David Hay provides a synopsis of the available research and the roundtable discussion.URL: www.cprn.org/documents/49485_EN.pdf Economic Cost for Chronic Disease in Canada – 1995-2003Author: Patra, J., Popova,S., Rehm, J., Bondy, S., Flint, R. & Giesbrecht, N.Date: 2007Source: Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance and the Ontario Public Health AssociationDescription: Chronic diseases have serious impacts: they cause premature death and have major adverse effects on the quality of life of affected individuals and create large adverse economic effects on families, communities and societies in general. As both direct and indirect costs of chronic disease are significantly high, an effective prevention approach can indeed minimize the economic and social burden to the health of society as a whole. The objective of cost of illness studies is to estimate direct cost attributable to illness and indirect costs attributable to productivity and other losses due to morbidity or mortality. The cost estimates reported within this report are derived from existing data and meta- analyses. No original epidemiologic data were generated for the purpose of this report. The main resources used in this overview and analysis are published reports and government documents that provided costs estimates for specific chronic diseases by a province, or, in some cases, multiple diseases for several provinces.URL: http://www.cbcn.ca/index.php?pageaction=content.page&id=3393&lang=en Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Research, 2nd EditionAuthor: Ralph J. DiClemente (Editor), Richard A. Crosby (Editor), Michelle Kegler (Editor)Date: 2009Source: Jossey-BassDescription: This text offers an action-oriented epidemiologic approach to understanding the risk factors affecting adolescent health, and what can be done in response. Drawing on the leading experts in the field, this reference provides a survey and assessment of 9
  • 10. adolescent health risk behaviors, such as smoking, violence, teen pregnancy, and AIDS. Also described are trends and changes in risk behaviors over time; important theoretical models for developing interventions; prevention strategies for each risk behavior; and effective treatment modalities. The text covers individual level approaches, community- based approaches, as well as ecological approaches.URL: http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470179139.html Equity, Social Determinants, and Public Health ProgrammesAuthor: Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights, WHODate: 2010Source: World Health OrganizationDescription: This book was commissioned by the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights as part of the work undertaken by the Priority Public Health Conditions Knowledge Network of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, in collaboration with 16 of the major public health programs of WHO: alcohol-related disorders, cardiovascular diseases, child health, diabetes, food safety, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, malaria, mental health, neglected tropical diseases, nutrition, oral health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco and health, tuberculosis, and violence and injuries.URL: apps.who.int/bookorders/anglais/detart1.jsp?sesslan=1&codlan=1&codcol=15&codcch= 785 Escaping from the Phantom Zone: Social Determinants of Health, Public Health Units, and Public Policy in CanadaAuthor: Dennis RaphaelDate: 2009Source: Health Promotion InternationalDescription: Despite the Canadian record of concern with the social determinants of health (SDOH), actual public health activities consistent with such an approach are sporadic at best. Canadian research and advocacy activities in the service of strengthening the SDOH are so divorced from everyday public policy activity, media discourse and public awareness as to metaphorically suggest that SDOH researchers and advocates exist in a Phantom Zone of irrelevance.URL: http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/2/193.abstract Financial Security and Debt in Atlantic CanadaAuthor: Tran, K. & Colman, R.Date: 2008Source: GPI AtlanticDescription: This report examines trends in household wealth since the 1980s—in Canada as a whole and in the Atlantic region. In particular it looks at trends in wealth distribution, including Atlantic Canada’s share of national wealth and in the portion of wealth owned by the top, middle and lower wealth groups.URL: www.gpiatlantic.org/pdf/livstand/finsec.pdf Foundations for the Future: A Backgrounder on the Social Determinants of Health and Health InequitiesAuthor: The National Collaborating Centre for the Social Determinants of HealthDate: 2006Source: The National Collaborating Centre for the Social Determinants of HealthDescription: This report summarizes the results of 2 environmental scans undertaken to answer the 10
  • 11. questions: 1) What are the social determinants of health and how do they affect health status? 2) What initiatives have been implemented in Canada and other countries to foster positive change in the social determinants of health? 3) What initiatives have been implemented in Canada and other countries to reduce health inequities, particularly among marginalized people?URL: http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/40540 Good Places to Live – Poverty and Public Housing in CanadaAuthor: Jim SilverDate: February 2011Source: Fernwood PublishingDescription: Public housing projects are stigmatized and stereotyped as bad places to live, as havens of poverty, illegal activity and violence. In many cities they are being bulldozed, ostensibly for these reasons but also because the land on which they are located has become so valuable. In Good Places to Live, Jim Silver argues that the problems with which it is so often associated are not inherent to public housing but are the result of structural inequalities and neoliberal government policies.URL: http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca/Good-Places-to-Live/ Growing Up in North America: The Economic Well-being of Children in Canada, the US and Mexico / Grandir en Amérique du Nord: Le bien-être économique des enfants au Canada, aux États-Unis et au MexiqueAuthor: Canadian Council on Social Development, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Red por los Derechos de la Infancia en México, The Population Reference Bureau.Date: 2008Source: Canadian Council on Social DevelopmentDescription: The Economic Well-being of Children in Canada, the United States and Mexico provides reliable and up-to-date data on a range of measures, including family incomes and childrens access to basic goods such as housing and health care. The report also examines the determinants of childrens economic well-being in the three countries, using indicators related to social and demographic trends, the labour markets and the scope of public resources available to improve the economic security of the continents 250 million young peopleURL/ www.ccsd.ca/pubs/2008/cina/TriEcono_English.pdfL’URL: www.ccsd.ca/pubs/2008/cina/TriEcono_French.pdf Halifax Report Card on Homelessness 2010Author: Community Action on HomelessnessDate: 2010Source: Community Action on HomelessnessDescription: The Halifax Report Card on Homelessness documents the current state of homelessness, using indicators that monitor changes in homelessness, housing, and income over time. The goal of the Report Card on Homelessness is to profile homelessness in Halifax and to introduce some of the organizations and programs that are working to reduce the impact of homelessness.URL: www.cahhalifax.org/ReportCard/2010_Report_Card.pdf Halifax Report Card on Homelessness 2009Author: Community Action on HomelessnessDate: 2009Source: Community Action on HomelessnessDescription: The Halifax Report Card on Homelessness documents the current state of 11
  • 12. homelessness, using indicators that monitor changes in homelessness, housing, and income over time. The goal of the first Report Card is to profile homelessness in Halifax and to introduce some of the organizations and programs that are working to reduce the impact of homelessness.URL: www.cahhalifax.org/ReportCard/Halifax_Report_Card.pdf Health Care in Canada 2007/ Les soins de santé au Canada 2007Author: Canadian Institute for Health InformationDate: 2007Source: Canadian Institute for Health InformationDescription: Since 2000, Health Care in Canada (HCIC) has provided current information about the status of the health system and the health of Canadians. HCIC continues to be a leading resource for broader discussions about current and emerging key health care issues.URL/ secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/hcic2007_e.pdfL’URL: secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/hcic2007_f.pdf The Health Determinants Partnership Making Connections Project: Are Widening Income Inequalities Making Canada Less Healthy?Author: Dunn, J.Date: 2002Source: Ontario Prevention ClearinghouseDescription: This report highlights studies suggesting that the gap between the rich and poor erodes the health of the population.URL: www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/HDP-proj-full.pdf#search="T%20Are%20Widening% 20Income%20Inequalities%20Making%20Canada%20Less%20Healthy?" Health for All: A Critical Analysis of Public Health Policies in Eight European CountriesAuthor: Editors Hogstedt, C., Moberg, H., Lundgren, B. & Backhans M.Date: 2008Source: Swedish National Institute of Public HealthDescription: This book compares and describes health equity strategies and their potential successes from 8 countries (Denmark, Finland, England, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden).URL: www.fhi.se/PageFiles/4171/R200821_Health_for_all_komp0809.pdf Health IndicatorsAuthor: Statistics CanadaDate: 2007Source: Government of CanadaDescription: This publication is a compilation of over 80 indicators measuring health status, non- medical determinants of health, health-system performance and community and health- system characteristics. These indicators are produced at the health region level, as well as at provincial, territorial and Canada levels. Data used to calculate the indicators are the most recently available and represent a wide range of sources including the Census, surveys and administrative records. Definitions, data quality, concepts and methodology notes provide information necessary to interpret the indicators.URL: www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-221-XIE/82-221-XIE2007001.pdf 12
  • 13. Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Canada Essential ReadingsAuthor: Dennis RaphaelDate: 2010Source: Canadian Scholars’ PressDescription: Health and quality of life are vital social reflections. The way a society distributes resources amongst its population tells us a great deal about the society itself. This unique volume unites readings that explore the integral link between quality of life and public policy choices.URL: www.cspi.org/biographies/dennis_raphael Health Promotion GlossaryAuthor: Health Education and Health Promotion UnitDate: 1998Source: World Health OrganizationDescription: WHO’s Health Promotion Glossary was written to facilitate understanding, communication and cooperation among those engaged in health promotion at the local, regional, national and global levels. The first edition was released in 1986, and the second in 1998. In 2006, an update including 10 new terms to be included in the Glossary was published in Health Promotion International.URL: www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/hp_glossary_en.pdf Health Promotion in Canada: Critical Perspectives, 2nd EditionAuthor: ONeill, Pederson, Dupéré and Rootman (EDs.)Date: 2007Source: Canadian Scholars’ PressDescription: Provides a thorough update of the first edition, which was published in 1994 and had a huge impact in Canada and internationally. This contributed volume is thematically divided into six key parts—conceptual, national, provincial, international, practical perspectives, and concluding thoughts—and provides a comprehensive profile of the history and evolution of health promotion in Canada. Adopting a critical/sociological and historical perspective, this book offers case studies from each region of Canada and examines what the future holds for health promotion worldwide.URL: www.cspi.org/books/health_promotion_canada Health Promotion in Canada: Perspectives and Future ProspectivesAuthor: Blake PolandDate: 2007Source:Description: Originally presented at a conference in Brazil in 2006, this paper provides an overview of the development of health promotion in Canada. It includes reflections on the social, political and economic context of the field.URL: redalyc.uaemex.mx/redalyc/pdf/408/40820102.pdf 13
  • 14. Healthy Canadians: A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2006 / Les Canadiens et les Canadiennes en santé: Rapport fédéra; sur les indicateurs comparables de la santé 2006Author: Health CanadaDate: 2006Source: Health CanadaDescription: A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2006 provides Canadians with the most recent information available on the performance of our health care system. This report presents cumulative data on a number of indicators for the general population. It also includes available data on First Nations living on-reserve and recognized Inuit, and Canadian military personnel, as the federal government is responsible for delivering health services to these populations.URL/ www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/2006-fed-comp-indicat/2006-L’URL: fed-comp-indicat-eng.pdf www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/2006-fed-comp-indicat/2006- fed-comp-indicat-fra.pdf Healthy People, Healthy Communities: Using the Population Health Approach in Nova ScotiaAuthor: Nova Scotia Department of HealthDate: 2002Source: Nova Scotia Department of HealthDescription: The purpose of this document is to explain what is meant by a population health approach, and to offer real life examples of a population health approach in action right here in Nova Scotia.URL: www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publications/PopulationHealthApproach.pdf A Healthy, Productive Canada: A Determinant of Health Approach / Un Canada en Santé et productif: Une approche axée sur les determinants de la santéAuthor: The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, Senate Subcommittee on Population HealthDate: 2009Source: Government of CanadaDescription: The aim of this report is to clearly demonstrate the need to implement a population health information system with longitudinal capacity that can monitor, evaluate and report on well being throughout the human life course is required. It also suggests community initiatives that integrate education, health and social services are required to reduce disparities and stem the prevalence of disease and increase productivity.URL:/ www.parl.gc.ca/40/2/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/popu-e/rep-e/rephealth1jun09-e.pdfl’URL: www.parl.gc.ca/40/2/parlbus/commbus/senate/Com-f/popu-f/rep-f/rephealthjun09-f.pdf How are Canadians REALLY Doing? The First Report of the Institute of WellbeingAuthor:Date: June 2009Source: Institute of Well BeingDescription: This is the first report released by the new Institute of Wellbeing – an independent, non-partisan Canadian and international network. It presents the results of three research studies carried out under the auspices of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), the Institute’s signature product.URL: http://ciw.ca/reports/en/History/ACloserLookAtSelectGroups_FullReport.pdf 14
  • 15. How Healthy are Rural Canadians? / Comment se portent les Canadiens vivant en milieu rural?Author: DesMeules, M. and Pong, R.Date: 2006Source: Canadian Institute for Health InformationDescription: This report focuses on the analyses of several pan-Canadian data sources in order to examine whether there are differences in health between rural and urban Canadians. The overarching objective of the report is to create a broader understanding of rural health needs and to inform and support policy and program development.URL/ http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/acknowledgements_rural_canadians_2006_report_e.pdfL’URL: http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/rural_canadians_2006_report_f.pdf How Our Programs Affect Population Health Determinants: A Workbook for Better Planning and AccountabilityAuthor: Population Health Branch, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region.Date: 2003Source: Population Health Branch, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region.Description: Community members, funders and health workers are interested in knowing more about how their health promotion activities contribute to change in population health determinants. This workbook is designed to help all three “stakeholders” to do this.URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/progphd-progdsp/pdf/progphd_work_e.pdf Improving the Health of Canadians: An Introduction to Health in Urban Places / Améliorer la santé des Canadiens : Une introduction à la santé en milieu urbainAuthor: Canadian Institute for Health InformationDate: 2006Source: Canadian Institute for Health InformationDescription: This report looks at some of those factors to explore why, collectively, people who live in some urban areas are healthier than others. Improving the Health of Canadians: An Introduction to Health in Urban Places explores how the spaces and places in urban areas specifically neighbourhood and housing characteristics may influence the lives and health of Canadians who live in them.URL/ secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/PH_Full_Report_English.pdfL’URL: secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_471_F&cw_topic=471&cw_rel=AR_1 217_F Improving the Health of Canadians: Health Promotion Priorities for CanadaAuthor: Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of CanadaDate: 2007Source: Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of CanadaDescription: Preventing chronic diseases is a vital for Canada’s future. It is estimated that 80% of premature heart disease, stroke and type II diabetes and 40% of cancer could be prevented through healthy diet, regular physical activity and avoidance of tobacco products. This document highlights 3 priority areas for federal action to advance chronic disease prevention in Canada: 1) Addressing determinants of physical activity, healthy eating and healthy weights, 2) Building a Strong Public Health Response to Chronic Diseases, and 3) Protecting Canadians from tobacco exposureURL: cdpac.4poyntzdezign.com/media.php?mid=349 An Inclusion Lens: Workbook for Looking at Social and Economic Exclusion and Inclusion 15
  • 16. Author: Shookner, M.Date: 2002Source: Population and Public Health Branch - Atlantic, Health CanadaDescription: This document describes a tool for analyzing legislation, policies, programs and practices to determine whether they promote the social and economic inclusion of individuals, families, and communities. It offers guiding questions to work through the issues, and key considerations in setting an action plan.URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/canada/regions/atlantic/pdf/inclusion_lens-E.pdf Integrating SDOH and Health Equity into Canadian Public Health Practice: Environmental Scan 2010Author: Dr. Brent Moloughney of BWM Health Consultants Inc.Date: March 2011Source: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)Description: The National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health were created “to promote and improve the use of [the results of] scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. They identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers.”URL: www.nccdh.ca/supportfiles/Environmental-Scan-2010.pdf Interactive Domain Model (IDM) Best Practices Approach to Better Health: Follow- up to IDM Use and ImpactsAuthor: Kahan, B., Groulx, D., Pui-Hing Wong, J.Date: 2007Source: Centre for Health Promotion, University of TorontoDescription: According to the IDM, best practices are those sets of processes and activities that are consistent with health promotion/public health values, goals and ethics, theories and beliefs, evidence, and understanding of the environment, and that are most likely to achieve health promotion/public health goals in a given situation. This report explores IDM, its uses and its impact.URL: www.idmbestpractices.ca/pdf/IDM_follow-up_October2007_final.pdf Making Connections – Health is a Community AffairAuthor: Health Determinants PartnershipDate: UnknownSource: Health NexusDescription: This booklet is based on the work of the Health Determinants Partnership, Making Connections Project. This is an excellent resource to use with community members and clients.URL: www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/projects/Bkeng.pdf The Midlife Bulge: Promoting Health in Canada’s Expanding Midlife PopulationAuthor: Lyons, R., Langille, L. and Gardner, P.Date: 2005Source: Atlantic Health Promotion Research CentreDescription: This document addresses the health status of Canadas midlife population, aged 45-64. It focuses on the social and environmental determinants of health, profiles the midlife population, proposes five steps to improve midlife health and provides information on the 16
  • 17. planning and initiation of health promotion strategies.URL: http://www.ahprc.dal.ca/pdf/obesity/2005_MidlifeBulge.pdf Milestones in Heath Promotion: Statements from Global ConferencesAuthor: Health Education and Health Promotion UnitDate: 2009Source: World Health OrganizationsDescription: This compilation of consensus documents brings together Charters, Declarations, Statements and Recommendations from past Health Promotion conferences. With the statements from Ottawa in 1986 to Bangkok in 2005 under one cover, this publication is a ready and authoritative reference. It includes the Discussion Document on the Concept and Principles of Health Promotion, Copenhagen, 9-13 July 1984.URL: www.who.int/healthpromotion/Milestones_Health_Promotion_05022010.pdf Moving Population and Public Health Knowledge into Action: A Casebook of Knowledge Translation StoriesAuthor: CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health Canadian Population Health InitiativeDate: 2006Source: CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health Canadian Population Health InitiativeDescription: Knowledge translation (KT) is a broad concept, encompassing all steps between the creation of new knowledge and its application to yield beneficial outcomes for society. Successful KT strategies include linkage and exchange, communication and education, policy change and program and practice improvement initiatives. The cases in this document are frank, first-hand, personal stories that examine both successes and failures in KT.URL: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/30739.html#toc A New Perspective on the Health of Canadians / Nouvelle perspective de la santé des canadiensAuthor: Lalonde, M.Date: 1981Source: Public Health Agency of CanadaDescription: This is one of the founding documents in health promotion. Since its release in 1974, A New Perspective has challenged traditional views about health and has received, and continues to receive, national and international acclaim and recognition for its contribution to the health field. It has been a cornerstone of Canadas international reputation and a proud historical achievement in the health field. This document outlined a conceptual framework for health (called the "Health Field Concept") comprising four main elements: human biology, lifestyle, environment, and health care organization. This innovative framework gave impetus to national and international initiatives in knowledge development, health promotion, health protection and health care which not only have contributed to the health of Canadians, but also to global health initiatives.URL:/ www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/1974-lalonde/lalonde-eng.pdfl’URL: www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/1974-lalonde/lalonde-fra.pdf The Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Card 2010Author: Lesley FrankDate: 2010Source: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova ScotiaDescription: Since 1999, Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Cards have recorded changes in child poverty rates to track progress on the government of Canada’s 1989 promise to end 17
  • 18. child poverty by the year 2000. This year’s report card examines the period 1989 to 2008, the year for which the most recent data is available. It also reviews changes for a later period (1997 to 2008) to assess the impact of the 1998 National Child Benefit initiative, which is specifically aimed at preventing and reducing child poverty.URL: www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/nova-scotia-child-poverty-report-card- 2010 Ottawa Charter for Health PromotionAuthor: World Health Organization, Health and Welfare Canada and Canadian Public Health Association.Date: 1986Source: Public Health Agency of CanadaDescription: The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion is the name of an international agreement signed at the First International Conference on Health Promotion, held in Ottawa in 1986, and organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is often recognized as one of the key founding document of health promotion. It defines health promotion and presents fundamental strategies and approaches for health promotion. It also gives concrete examples and practical suggestions regarding how real advances can be achieved and outlines the action required.URL: www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/ottawa_charter_hp.pdf The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: A Critical ReflectionAuthor: VariousDate: 2007Source: Promotion & Education, 2007, Supplement (2): pp 12-16Description: This compilation of documents explores the gaps and gains since the Ottawa charter was first introduced.URL: www.iuhpe.org/upload/File/PE_Ottawa_07a.pdf Overweight and Obesity in Canada: A Population Health Perspective / Le surpoids et l’obésité au Canada : une perspective de la santé de la populationAuthor: Raine, K.Date: 2004Source: Canadian Institute for Health InformationDescription: The purpose of this paper is to synthesize the current state of knowledge related to: the nature and extent of the problem of obesity; the impact of obesity as a case for prevention and control; a population health perspective on the determinants of obesity; and; the effectiveness of strategies for addressing obesity and its determinants.URL/ secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/CPHIOverweightandObesityAugust2004_e.pdfL’URL: secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/CPHIOverweightandObesityAugust2004_f.pdf Poor No More - VideoAuthor: Suzanne Babin (Producer) and Bert Deveaux (Director)Date: 2008Source: Deveaux Babin ProductionsDescription: Poor No More offers solutions to Canadas working poor. The film takes three Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and university education is free. They ask themselves: if other countries can do this, why dont we?URL: www.poornomore.ca/index.php 18
  • 19. Population Health in Action WorkbookAuthor: Addiction Services and Public Health Services, District Health Authorities 1, 2 & 3Date: 2005Source: Addiction Services and Public Health Services, District Health Authorities 1, 2 & 3Description: This workbook is designed to assist persons working in the health field think through how the population health approach can be applied to the work they do. The workbook includes: a list of reflective questions, and examples of resources and stories. This workbook can used by both individually or as a group, and can be used to assess an existing program or policy, or to help design a new initiative.URL: http://www.phans.ca/Population%20Health%20in%20Action%20Workbook.pdf Population Health in Canada: A Systematic ReviewAuthor: Hayes, M. and Dunn, J.Date: 1998Source: Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc.Description: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the state of population health with particular reference to Canada and the work of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. It traces the development of population health through major source documents, critiques, policy documents, and technical papers.URL: http://www.cprn.org/doc.cfm?doc=143&l=en Population Health Intervention Research CasebookAuthor:Date: 2011Source: Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI), part of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)Description: The over-arching theme that guides the research cases presented in the casebook is health equity. The content is organized and presented within three broad categories: exploring implementation processes that support PHIR; evaluating setting-specific programs; and researching multi-component, community-wide interventions. Within these categories, the research cases explore the theoretical and methodological approaches used in the field of PHIR; demonstrate impact and lessons learned; illustrate uptake by program planners and policy decision-makers; and identify implications for research, policy and practice.URL: https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC1604 The Population Health Template: Key Elements and Actions That Define A Population Health ApproachAuthor: Strategic Policy Directorate of the Population and Public Health Branch and with the help of Treena A. Chomik, Ph.D. who prepared the early versions.Date: 2001Source: Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, Strategic Policy DirectorateDescription: The Population Health Template organizes and consolidates current understandings of population health. It outlines the procedures and processes required to implement a population health approach and provides guideposts that help to assess preparedness and capacity to implement population health initiatives.URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/pdf/discussion-eng.pdf 19
  • 20. Poverty in Canada Implications for Health and QualityAuthor: Dennis RaphaelDate: 2011Source: Canadian Scholars’ PressDescription: Poverty in Canada provides a unique, interdisciplinary perspective on poverty and its importance to the health and quality of life of Canadians. This volume considers a range of issues that will be of great interest to a variety of audiences - those studying or working in Community and Developmental Psychology, Education, Health Promotion, Health Studies and Health Sciences, Medicine and Nursing, Political Science and Policy Studies, Public Health, Social Work, and Sociology, as well as the general publicURL: www.cspi.org/biographies/dennis_raphael Poverty in Childhood and Adverse Health Outcomes in AdulthoodAuthor: Dennis RaphaelDate: 2011Source: Elsevier Ireland LtdDescription: The experience of poverty during childhood is a potent predictor of a variety of adverse health outcomes during middle and late adulthood. Children who live in poverty are more likely as adults than their peers to develop and die earlier from a range of diseases. These effects are especially strong for cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. Most disturbingly, these effects appear in large part to be biologically embedded such that later improved life circumstances have only a modest ameliorative effect. Considering these findings and the relatively high rates of child poverty in nations such as Canada, UK, and USA, those concerned with improving the health of citizens should focus their attention on advocating for public policy that will reduce the incidence of child poverty.URL: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21398059 Precarious Housing in CanadaAuthor:Date: 2010Source: Wellesley InstituteDescription: This is is a powerful, new research and policy report from the Wellesley Institute. Using the most comprehensive and current data, research and analysis, Precarious Housing sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan targeted to the millions of Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded and unaffordable homes – plus those who are living without any housing at all.URL: http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/news/new-report-precarious-housing-in-canada-2010/ Prevention Poverty. Promoting Prosperity: Nova Scotia’s Poverty Reduction StrategyAuthor: Government of Nova ScotiaDate: 2009Source: Government of Nova ScotiaDescription: Our poverty reduction strategy provides a framework for addressing the needs of those most vulnerable and those at risk of falling into poverty, while promoting the prosperity necessary for Nova Scotia to grow.URL: www.gov.ns.ca/coms/specials/poverty/documents/poverty_report_2009.pdf 20
  • 21. Primer to Action: Social Determinants of Health – Revised EditionAuthor: Health Nexus and Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention AllianceDate: 2008Source: Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention AllianceDescription: This is an electronic resource that explains how the social determinants of health impact chronic disease. Set in an electronic, easy to read format, with hundreds of links and resources, it is a practical resource for busy health and community workers, activists, in their capacity as staff, volunteers or community members. Primer to Action provides a point of entry to understand and take action on six health determinants: Income, Employment, Housing, Food Security, Education and Inclusion. It offers concrete suggestions for change in the community, the workplace and the broader society.URL: http://www.healthnexus.ca/projects/primer.pdf A Profile of Women’s Health Indicators in CanadaAuthor: Colman, R.Date: 2003Source: GPI AtlanticDescription: This report is a statistical analysis of economic, social-psychological, health behaviours, lifestyle, and environmental determinants of health; healthy child development; health outcomes; reproductive health; and health system performance in Canada.URL: www.gpiatlantic.org/pdf/health/womens/whbreport.pdf Public Health 101: An Introduction to Public HealthAuthor: Pyra Management Consulting Services Inc., and the Public Health Orientation Working Group in Atlantic CanadaDate: 2007Source: Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and ProtectionDescription: This document, created by public health leaders in Atlantic Canada, is an orientation module that offers an introduction to public health. It assumes that the reader has an education background in a health related field and the content is primarily based on Canadian literature. This module is available to participants as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF file and is provided in both English and French.URL: www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publications/PH-101.pdf Reaching for the Top: A Report by the Advisor on Healthy Children & Youth / Vers de nouveaux sommets: rapport de la conseillère en santé des enfants et des jeunesAuthor: K. K. LeitchDate: 2007Source: Health CanadaDescription: Canada has a universally accessible health care system and a large number of generous social programs, yet when it comes to the health and wellness of children and youth its standing is remarkably poor. This report emphasizes: 1) Developing a national injury prevention strategy; 2) Reducing childhood obesity by establishing a Centre of Excellence on Childhood Obesity; 3) Improving mental health services for Canadian children and youth; 4) Undertaking a longitudinal cohort study to provide data on the health of Canadian children and youth to help understand environmental factors impacting children’s health; and 5) Establishing a National Office of Child and Youth Health with a permanent Advisor.URL/ www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/child-enfant/2007-advisor-conseillere/ advisor-conseillere-eng.pdf 21
  • 22. Reducing Gaps in Health: A Focus on Socio-Economic Status in Urban CanadaAuthor: VariousDate: 2008Source: Canadian Institute for Health InformationDescription: This document provides a broad overview of the links between socio-economic status and health in 15 Canadian census metropolitan areas (CMAs), while exploring socio-economic patterns and gradients within those CMAs and across urban Canada.URL: https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?pf=PFC1090&lang=en&media=0 Reducing Health Disparities in CanadaAuthor: VariousDate: 2005Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health, 96(2)Description: This resource is a group of journal articles all examining reducing health disparities in Canada, but from different perspectives. Topics examined include: intellectual disabilities, homelessness, immigrants and refugees, Aboriginal peoples, literacy and health research, and gender. These documents include recommendations for the future.URL: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/disparities/ddp-eng.php The Renewal of Public Health in Nova Scotia: Building a Public Health System to Meet the Needs of Nova ScotiansAuthor: Moloughney, B.WDate: 2006Source: Nova Scotia Department of Health and Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection.Description: The intent of this review is to: Assess the current public health care system in Nova Scotia, in the context of nationally recognized reports and recommendations; Assess the systems strengths, limitations, and opportunities to ensure the system is responsive, integrated, coordinated, efficient, and prepared for new, existing, re-emerging public health threats – both acute and chronic in nature; and Identify recommendations to ensure Nova Scotia is optimally positioned for both federal and provincial investments.URL: www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/resources/renewal.asp Social Capital in Action: Thematic Policy Studies / Le capital social à l’oeuvre Études thématiques sur les politiquesAuthor: VariousDate: 2005Source: Policy Research Initiative, Government of CanadaDescription: Viewing networks of social ties as a form of capital asset provides a lens for examining how these ties can be invested in and drawn upon in ways that complement other capital assets available to individuals and communities.URL/L’URL: www.policyresearch.gc.ca/doclib/SC_Thematic_E.pdf www.policyresearch.gc.ca/doclib/SC_Thematic_F.pdf 22
  • 23. Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian FactsAuthor: Juha Mikkonen and Dennis RaphaelDate: May 2010Source: Juha Mikkonen and Dennis RaphaelDescription: The key message of this report is that the health of Canadians is much less determined by the health care system than we typically think. Much more important are public policies that influence living conditions. This document clearly explains how Canadians’ health is shaped by how much income and wealth they have, whether or not they are employed and if so, the working conditions they experience. Raphael and Mikkoen pull together a wide range of research to show how health is powerfully influenced by Canadians ability to obtain quality education, food and housing, among other factors.URL: http://www.thecanadianfacts.org/index.html Social Determinants of Health Canadian Perspectives, 2nd EditionAuthor: Dennis RaphaelDate: 2008Source: Canadian Scholars’ PressDescription: Genetics and traditional risk factors such as activity, diet, and tobacco use cannot reliably predict whether we stay healthy or become ill. What then are the primary predictors of adult-onset diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, and many other diseases? The social determinants of health provide the answer: these are the socio-economic conditions that shape the health of individuals, communities, and jurisdictions as a whole. Social determinants establish the extent to which Canadians possess the resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment.URL: http://www.cspi.org/books/social_determinants_health Socioeconomic Gradient in Health in Atlantic Canada: Evidence from Newfoundland and Nova ScotiaAuthor: Rogers, S.Date: 2005Source: GPI AtlanticDescription: This study builds on recent developments in the measurement and decomposition of socio-economic inequality in health to “unpack” the gradient in Atlantic Canada. Unpacking the gradient identifies for policy-makers which health determinants make the largest contribution to measured health inequality and where efforts to reduce the slope of the gradient should be directed.URL: www.gpiatlantic.org/pdf/health/hiec121605.pdf Staying Alive Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care 2nd EditionAuthor: Public Health Agency of CanadaDate: April 2010Source: Public Health Agency of CanadaDescription: Staying Alive provides a fresh perspective on health, health care, and illness that will be of interest to a wide range of readers in the fields of health studies, nursing, and social policy.URL: www.cspi.org/biographies/dennis_raphael 23
  • 24. Street Youth in Canada: Findings from Enhanced Surveillance of Canadian Street Youth, 1999-2003 / Les jeunes de la rue au Canada Constatations découlant de la surveillance accrue des jeunes de la rue au Canada, 1999-2003Author: Public Health Agency of CanadaDate: 2006Source: Public Health Agency of CanadaDescription: Findings from this analyses show street youth have high rates of STIs and blood-borne infections. Examination of subgroups within the street youth sample, such as injection drug users, reveals a particularly disturbing prevalence of some infectious agents, for example the hepatitis C virus. High-risk sexual behaviours (such as infrequent condom use, and high numbers of sexual partners) were also found within this population, as were concerning levels of substance use. Effective prevention strategies for STIs and blood-borne infections for the street youth population cannot be developed if data on this population are limited to sexual risk behaviour elements. Knowledge of social dynamics – such as reasons for leaving home, interactions with social services, exposure to abuse and risk behaviours of sexual partners – is needed for us to understand how STI and blood-borne infection prevention fits into street youth’s lives.URL/ www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/reports_06/pdf/street_youth_e.pdfL’URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/reports_06/pdf/street_youth_f.pdf Tackling Health Inequalities: Ten Years On – A Review of Developments in tackling Health Inequities in England over the last 10 yearsAuthor: Department of Health (Great Britain)Date: 2009Source: Health Promotion ClearinghouseDescription: This report reviews developments in health inequalities over the last 10 years – from November 1998 when the Acheson report on health inequalities was published to November 2008 when the post-2010 strategic review of health inequalities was announced. It covers developments against the wider, social determinants of health and the role of the NHS. It provides an assessment of developments against the Acheson report, a review of key data developments against a wide range of social, economic, health and environmental indicators, and it considers lessons learned and future challengesURL: www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanc e/DH_098936 The Tides of Change – Addressing Inequity and Chronic Disease in Atlantic CanadaAuthor: Hayward, K. and Colman, R.Date: 2003Source: Population and Public Health Branch, Atlantic Regional Office, Health CanadaDescription: This discussion paper explores the relationships between inequity and chronic disease in Atlantic Canada in the context of the particular social and economic patterns that may influence health in this region. This is a first step toward identifying effective chronic disease strategies that are grounded in a deep understanding of the pathways between inequity and chronic disease, and that are appropriate to the Atlantic region.URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/canada/regions/atlantic/Publications/Tides_of_change/tides_change_2003_e.pdf 24
  • 25. Youth’s Perspectives on the Determinants of HealthAuthor: Roberta L.Woodgate and Jennifer LeachDate: 2010Source: Qualitative Health ResearchDescription: Seventy-one youth from diverse ethnic backgrounds and residing in a major city in western Canada took part in the study. We used traditional ethnographic methods of interviewing and fieldwork, as well as photovoice. Sociocultural themes emerging from the study indicate that even though youth have a broad understanding of health that includes acknowledging the many different types of health beyond physical health, lifestyle factors such as healthy eating and exercise nonetheless dominate the talk of health by youth. The results highlight that the concept of health normalized by academics and public policy experts—as being inclusive of the broader determinants of health—might not be congruent with how youth regard health.URL: http://qhr.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/04/30/1049732310370213 Turning the Tide: Why Acting on Inequity Can Help Reduce Chronic DiseaseAuthor: Wood Catano, J. and Rhymes, J.Date: 2004Source: Public Health Agency of CanadaDescription: The goals of this took kit is to: 1) increase awareness and understanding of the links between inequity and chronic disease in Atlantic Canada, 2) increase awareness and understanding of the impact of social and economic policy on chronic disease and the need to consider these impacts when developing policy, and 3) encourage community groups and organizations to examine their work and their policies in light of this information and think about what they could do differently.URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/canada/regions/atlantic/Publications/Tool_kit/Tool_kit.pdf Vital Signs 2007Author: Community Foundations of CanadaDate: 2007Source: Community Foundations of CanadaDescription: Vital Signs is an annual community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures the vitality of our communities, identifies significant trends, and assigns grades in at least ten areas critical to quality of life.URL: www.vitalsignscanada.ca/nationalvitalsigns2007-e.pdf Why the Poor Get Fat: Weight Gain and Economic InsecurityAuthor: Trenton G. Smith, Christiana Stoddard, Michael G. BarnesDate: 2009*Source: The Berkeley Electronic PressDescription: Something about being poor makes people fat. Though there are many possible explanations for the income-body weight gradient, we investigate a promising but little- studied hypothesis: that changes in body weight can—at least in part—be explained as an optimal response to economic insecurity.URL: http://www.bepress.com/fhep/12/2/5/ 25
  • 26. Organizational Links Aging and Seniors, Public Health Agency of CanadaContact: Address: Suite 1525, 15th Floor, 1505 Barrington Street Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6 Telephone: (902) 426-2700 Fax: (902) 426-9689 Website: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/index-eng.phpDescription: The Division of Aging and Seniors (DAS) provides federal leadership on seniors public health issues in order to optimize healthy aging. As such, DAS is the focal point for information and centre of expertise in the area. The Division strives to influence policy development, to expand and transfer the knowledge base, and to engage stakeholders on matters concerning healthy aging, including the prevention and control of disease and injury in older adult life. Atlantic Health Promotion Research CentreContact: Address: Suite 209, City Centre Atlantic, 1535 Dresden Row Halifax, NS B3J 3T1 Telephone: (902) 494-2240 Fax: (902) 494-3594 E-mail: ahprc@dal.ca Website: www.ahprc.dal.caDescription: The AHPRC was established in May, 1993 through a Centres of Excellence grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the National Health Research Development Program (NHRDP). Since 1993, the Centre has generated $18 million in research grants and contracts for the Atlantic region. Canadian Council on Social DevelopmentContact: Address: 190 OConnor Street, Suite 100, Ottawa ON K2P 2R3 Telephone: (613) 236-8977 Fax: (613) 236-2750 E-mail: council@ccsd.ca Website/ www.ccsd.ca/ Site web:Description: CCSD is a non-profit social policy and research organization focusing on issues such as poverty, social inclusion, disability, cultural diversity, child well-being, employment and housing. Canadian Heath CoalitionContact: Address: 2841 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8X7 E-mail: info@healthcoalition.ca Website: http://healthcoalition.caDescription: The Canadian Health Coalition is a public advocacy organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of Medicare. Our membership is comprised of national organizations representing nurses, health care workers, seniors, churches, anti-poverty groups, women and trade unions, as well as affiliated coalitions in 9 provinces and one territory. 26
  • 27. Canadian Institute for Heath InformationContact: Address: 495 Richmond Road, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON K2A 4H6 Telephone: 613-241-7860 Fax: 613-241-8120 Website: www.cihi.caDescription: The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) was established in 1994, we are an independent, not-for-profit corporation that provides essential information on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians. We’re funded by federal, provincial and territorial governments, and guided by a board of directors made up of health leaders from across the country. Canadian Institute for Health ResearchContact: Address: 160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0W9 Telephone: 613-941-2672 Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178 Fax: 613-954-1800 Website: www.cihr.caDescription: CIHR integrates research through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of 13 "virtual" institutes. CIHRs Institutes are not buildings or research centres, but networks of researchers brought together to focus on important health problems. Unconstrained by bricks and mortar, the Institutes virtual structure encourages partnership and collaboration across sectors, disciplines and regions Canadian Population Health InitiativeContact: Address: 495 Richmond Road, Suite 600 Ottawa, ON K2A 4H6 Telephone: (613) 241-7860 Fax: (613) 241-8120 Website: secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=home_eDescription: In 1999, the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) was launched to expand the public’s knowledge of population health. CPHI works to advance population health understanding by concentrating on the following four complementary functions: knowledge generation and synthesis, policy synthesis and analysis, knowledge transfer and reporting, and knowledge exchange Canadian Public Health Association / Association Canadienne de Santé PubliqueContact: Address: 400 - 1565 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON, K1Z 8R1 Telephone: (613) 725-3769 Fax: (613) 725-9826 E-mail: info@cpha.ca Website/ www.cpha.ca Site Web:Description: The CPHA is a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada with links to the international public health community. 27
  • 28. Centre for Health PromotionContact: Address: 155 College St., Suite 400, Health Sciences Building, Toronto ON M5T 3M7 Telephone: (416) 978-1809 Fax: (416) 971-1365 E-mail: centre.healthpromotion@utoronto.ca Website: www.utoronto.ca/chp/Description: The Centre for Health Promotion is a community-academic partnership committed to excellence in education, evaluation and research. In a multi-disciplinary, collaborative context it activates, develops and evaluates innovative health promotion approaches in Canada and abroad. The Centre is an internationally recognized leader in health promotion. CHNET-Works!Contact: Address: 451 Smyth Rd, Room 1118, Ottawa ON K1H 8M5 Canada Telephone: 613 562 5800 ext 8107 Fax: E-mail: animateur@chnet-works.ca Website: www.chnet-works.caDescription: Hosted by the Population Health Improvement Research Network at the University of Ottawa, CHNET-Works! is a networking venue dedicated to linking researchers, decision- makers and practitioners in population health and stakeholder sectors from across Canada Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of CanadaContact: Address: 300-1565 Carling Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8R1 Telephone: (613) 725-3769 ext 171 Fax: (613)725-9826 E-mail: clarsen@cdpac.ca Website: www.cdpac.caDescription: The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada is a network of ten national organizations who share a common vision for an integrated system of research, surveillance, policies, and programs for maintaining health and prevention of chronic disease in Canada. GPI AtlanticContact: Address: 535 Indian Point Road, Glen Haven, NS B3Z 2T5 Telephone: (902) 489-2524 Fax: (902) 405-1221 E-mail: info@gpiatlantic.org Website: www.gpiatlantic.org/Description: GPI Atlantic is a non-profit research group founded to develop an index of sustainable development and well-being, who produces reports relevant to the Atlantic Provinces. 28
  • 29. Health Promotion Hub (Health Nexus)Contact: Address: 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 301, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8 Telephone: (416) 408-2249 Fax: (416) 408-2122 E-mail: info@healthnexus.ca Website: http://www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/index.htmDescription: The Health Promotion Hub is a bilingual resource centre that supports individuals, organizations and communities to strengthen their capacity to promote health. International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)Contact: Address: 42 Blvd. de la Libération, 93203 St. Denis Cedex, France Telephone: 33 1 48 13 71 20 Fax: 33 1 48 09 17 67 E-mail: iuhpe@iuhpe.org Website: http://www.iuhpe.org/Description: The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is over half a century old and draws its strength from being a unique worldwide, independent and professional association of individuals and organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy. National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of HealthContact: Address: St. FX University 195 Main St., PO Box 5000, Antigonish NS B2G 2W5 Telephone: (902) 867-5406 Fax: (902) 867-6130 E-mail: nccdh@stfx.ca Website: www.nccdh.caDescription: The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) focuses on the social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians. In order to fulfill our mandate, the NCCDH uses Knowledge Synthesis, Translation and Exchange (commonly referred to as KSTE) to assess, analyze and inform our stakeholders on how various determinants of health are impacting Canadians. KSTE has been defined as "the exchange, synthesis and ethically sound application of research findings within a complex system of relationships among researchers and knowledge users as part of a large process to incorporate research knowledge into policies, and practice to improve the health of a population" (Keifer, 2005). National Collaborating Centre for Public HealthContact: Address: 190, boulevard Crémazie Est, Montréal (Québec) H2P 1E2 Telephone: (514) 864-1600 extension 3615. Fax: (514) 864-5180 E-mail: ncchpp@inspq.qc.ca Website: www.ncchpp.caDescription: The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) is one of Canadas six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, or NCCs. The NCCs were created in 2005-2006 in order to help to bridge research with action. 29
  • 30. The NCC for Healthy Public Policy is based in Montréal and is hosted by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, a centre for research and expertise in public health. National Collaborating Centre for Infectious DiseaseContact: Address: 413-445 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MN R3B 3P5 Telephone: (204) 943 0051 Fax: (204) 946 0927 Website: www.nccdh.caDescription: The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) is one of six centres funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The six centres form a network across Canada, each hosted by a different institution and focusing on a different topic in public health. National Collaborating Centre for Methods and ToolsContact: Address: McMaster University, 1685 Main Street West, Suite 302 Hamilton, ON L8S 1G5 Telephone: (905)525-9140, ext 20450 Fax: (905)529-4184 Website: www.nccmt.caDescription: The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. The NCCMT provides leadership and expertise in sharing what works in public health. Our primary target audiences are public health managers and professionals across Canada who promote and facilitate evidence- informed decision making. Our products and services are available and relevant to all public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers. National Collaborating Centre for Public Health PolicyContact: Address: Institut national de santé publique du Québec 190, boulevard Crémazie Est, Montréal PQ H2P 1E2 Telephone: (514) 864-1600 extension 3615. Fax: (514) 864-5180 Website: www.ncchpp.caDescription: The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) is one of six centres financed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The six centres form a network across Canada, each hosted by a different institution and focusing on a different topic in public health. NCCHPP’s focus is public policy with a potential impact on social, economic and environmental determinants of health. Examples include transportation, food policy, housing, or poverty. We explicitly exclude policies on health care services, such as Medicare or waiting lists. Focusing on healthy public policy is not a new idea -- it is one of the five action areas in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion of 1986, for example. Nevertheless, a centre focused on healthy public policy is an innovative initiative in Canada. 30
  • 31. Nova Scotia Department of Health and WellnessContact: Address: World Trade and Convention Centre, 5th Floor, Suite 520, 1800 Argyle Street, PO Box 487, Halifax, NS B3J 2R7 Telephone: (902) 424-4807 Toll Free: 1-866-231-3882 Fax: (902) 424-4716 Website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/DHW/Description: The Department of Health and Wellness provides better health care for Nova Scotians and their families – by offering programs and services that protect and promote health, and treat illness. Public Health Agency of Canada / lAgence de la santé publique du CanadaContact: Address: Public Health Agency of Canada (Atlantic), 1505 Barrington Street, Room 1525 Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6 Telephone: (902) 426-2700 Fax: (902) 426-9689 Website: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.caDescription: Includes numerous links to topics covered by the various PHAC divisions. Includes information on Child Health, Healthy Pregnancy and Infancy, Healthy Living, Injury Prevention, Mental Health, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Obesity, Physical Activity, Population Health, Rural Health, and Seniors Health Population Health Research Unit – Dalhousie UniversityContact: Address: 5790 University Ave. Halifax, NS B3H 1V7 Telephone: (902) 494-1785 Fax: (902) 494-1597 Website: www.phru.dal.ca/Description: The PHRU is a university-based research and support group conducting systematic research into population health, health services and their inter-relationships. Committed to advancing the level of knowledge and developing innovative research methods for the betterment of the health of the general population in a cost effective manner, their efforts support both individual researchers and research teams addressing larger projects. TamarackContact: Address: 5 Father David Bauer Drive, Ste 106 Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6M2 Telephone: (519) 885-5155 Fax: (519) 885-4454 Website: http://tamarackcommunity.caDescription: Tamarack is a dynamic organization that develops and supports collaborative strategies that engage citizens and institutions to solve major community challenges, and to learn from and share these experiences 31
  • 32. World Health Organization – Health PromotionContact: Address: Avenue Appia 20, CH - 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland Telephone: +41 22 791 2111 Fax: +41 22 791 3111 Website: www.who.int/en/Description: WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. 32
  • 33. Other Tools and Resources The Canadian Best Practices Portal for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease PreventionAuthor: VariousDate: Last updated 2009Source: Public Health Agency of CanadaDescription: This portal allows you to search for best practices tools and resources. Simply type in search words related to population health.URL: cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ CHNET-Works NewsletterAuthor: CHNET-Works!Date: OngoingSource: CHNET-WorksDescription: CHNET-Works! is a network of networks, using innovative information technology to support discussions and actions on pressing population health issues. Hosted by the Population Health Improvement Research Network at the University of Ottawa, the intent is to make leading edge research and application information accessible, to enable discussions and to support individual and collective action on population health issues. The CHNET-Works! online newsletter provides subscribers with weekly reminders about upcoming Fireside Chats and other CHNET-Works! events.URL: http://www.chnet- works.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=31&lang=en CLICK4HP ListserveAuthor: Click4HPDate: 1996Source: Click4HPDescription: CLICK4HP, an open, non-moderated public listserv, is an international dialogue on the uses of the Internet for health promotion. Subscribers exchange views on issues and ideas, provide leads to resources and ask questions about health promotion. For more information on this listserv, and an opportunity to browse or search all the messages since 1996, as well as subscribe to the list, visit the CLICK4HP archives website.URL: https://listserv.yorku.ca/archives/click4hp.html Count Me InAuthor: Health NexusDate: 2004Source: Health NexusDescription: An initiative of the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse (now Health Nexus), Count Me In! is a health promotion strategy that highlights the relationship between inclusion and health. The purpose of the project was to engage others in raising and sustaining the work of health promotion, with emphasis on the strategies of inclusion and engagement.URL: http://www.count-me-in.ca/ 33
  • 34. Encyclopedia of Early Childhood DevelopmentAuthor:Date: UnknownSource: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD)Description: As the main dissemination product of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD), the Encyclopedia was developed for the use of policy makers, planners and service providers. It is a compendium of texts written by leading experts on topics related to the social and emotional development of young children, from conception to five years of age. It covers 33 topics, referring to different age periods as well as to specific services for children aged 0-5 and their families.URL: http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/en-ca/home.html Health-Evidence.caAuthor: VariousDate: Last updated 2007Source: Canadian Institutes of Health ResearchDescription: This website provides quality research evidence to public health decision makers, saving you time by searching, screening, and rating the systematic review evidence to compile it in a free, searchable online registry. All reviews have been screened for relevance to public health and appraised for quality.URL/ health-evidence.ca/L’URL: health-evidence.ca/?language=fr Health Nexus Today WeblogsAuthor: Health NexusDate: UnknownSource: Health NexusDescription: Find the latest on health promotion including breaking news, highlights, studies and issues in health promotion and the determinants of health in Canada and internationally. We post it; you comment.URL: http://www.blogs.healthnexussante.ca/ Health Promotion Clearinghouse E-BulletinAuthor: Health Promotion ClearinghouseDate: 2006Source: Health Promotion ClearinghouseDescription: Launched in 2006, the Health Promotion Clearinghouse (HPC) E-Bulletin is published twice a month. It provides information on upcoming local, provincial, national and international events of relevance to Nova Scotia’s health promoters. It also includes a listing of new library resources, as well as information on volunteer, job and funding opportunities. Each month it profiles an organization or initiative related to health promotion. While most of the roughly 1700 subscribers are from Nova Scotia, the E-Bulletin is sent across Canada and internationally.URL: http://www.hpclearinghouse.ca/ 34
  • 35. Health Promotion Consortium (Educational Resources)Author: Health Nexus, Parent Action on Drugs, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition and the Ontario Public Health AssociationDate: UnknownDescription: The Healthy Communities Consortium is a group of four health promotion organizations (Health Nexus, Parent Action on Drugs, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, and the Ontario Public Health Association) collaboratively supporting community organizations and partnerships in Ontario build healthy communities. Their website includes a useful section titled “Educational Resources”, which includes a listing of resources related to various topics such as: Active Communities; Active Transportation Built Environment; Community Engagement; Evaluation; Evidence-informed Practice; French Language Resources; Health Equity; Mental Health Promotion; Partnership Development; Planning; Policy Development; and Results-Based AccountabilityURL: http://www.hcconsortium.ca/?page_id=206 Health Promotion HubAuthor: Health NexusDate: UnknownSource: Health NexusDescription: This bilingual resource centre supports individuals, organizations and communities to strengthen their capacity to promote health. Grounded in 25 years of health promotion, the new web pages include many excellent resources and weblinks on health promotion, health equity, community engagement, partnerships and network development.URL: http://www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/index.htm Health Promotion Workshop Training PackAuthor: Health NexusDate: 2010Source: Health NexusDescription: The Starting Out in Health Promotion Workshop Training Pack is intended to provide tools and resources to deliver an introductory workshop on health promotion. Developed by Health Nexus, the workshop training pack can be adapted for specific audiences. It includes the Starting Out in Health Promotion Guide, a sample training agenda, a slide deck presentation, activity resources, and audio-visual resources.URL: http://www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/hp_primer.html#training Indicators of Well-Being in CanadaAuthor: Human Resources and Social Development CanadaDate: 2008Source: Government of CanadaDescription: This website gathers data from different sources and presents a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the well-being of Canadians and Canadian society and shows how this picture may be changing over time. Whether you are a student, a researcher, a community volunteer, a public servant, or someone who is simply interested in knowing about this country, there is information here for you. You will find a wide range of indicators, or statistical measures, that show how things are going for Canadians. For example, there are data on how many hours we work each week, our education levels compared with the levels in other countries, the affordability of housing, and much more. Areas of Well-being include: Learning, Work, Housing, Family life, Health, Leisure, Social Participation, Security, Environment and Financial Security. 35
  • 36. URL: www4.hrsdc.gc.ca/home.jsp?lang=en The Last Straw! A Board Game on the Social Determinants of HealthAuthor: Kate Rossiter and Kate ReeveDate: 2007Source: Association of Faculties of Medicine with contribution funding from the Public Health Agency of CanadaDescription: The Last Straw! is a fun and exciting teaching tool on the social determinants of health. The game has three objectives: (1) to promote discussion about the social determinants of health; (2) to help players build empathy with marginalized people and gain an awareness of players own social location; and (3) to encourage learning in a fun and supportive environment.URL: www.thelaststraw.ca/ Online Health Program Planner (OHPP)Author: The Health Communication Unit (THCU)Date: UnknownSource: The Health Communication Unit and National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools.Description: The OHPP is a tool developed by the Health Communication Unit (THCU). It guides users through part or all of THCU’s six-step planning process and helps make evidence-informed planning decisions. The six steps include: (1) Project Management; (2) Situational Assessment; (3) Program Objectives; (4) Choosing Strategies and Activities; (5) Developing Indicators of Success; and (6) Reviewing the Plan. Step-specific support menus are provided on every page.URL: www.thcu.ca/ohpp/index.cfm Ontario Health Promotion E-BulletinAuthor: Health NexusDate: UnknownSource: Health NexusDescription: OHPE is a free weekly newsletter for people interested in health promotion. It is produced by Health Nexus and The Health Communication Unit. It provides information about workshops, conferences, projects, issues, job postings, resources, and feature reports.URL: www.ohpe.ca/ Population Health / La santé de la populationAuthor: Public Health Agency of CanadaDate: Last updated 2005Source: Government of CanadaDescription: This website is an excellent resource for understanding the concepts of Population Health, as the determinants which leads to today’s comprehensive definition of health. This site provides information on key resources and initiatives,URL/ www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/index-eng.phpL’URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-fra.php Social Determinants of Health Listserve (York University)Date: UnknownSource: York UniversityDescription: This is an international listserv managed by Dennis Raphael, PhD., out of York University. The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Listserv has over 1200 members from around 36
  • 37. the world who deal with the social determinants of health. You can subscribe by clicking here.URL: https://listserv.yorku.ca/archives/sdoh.html Turning the Tide: Why Acting on Inequity Can Help Reduce Chronic Disease (2006) ToolkitAuthor: Janis Wood Catano and Janet RhymesDate: 2006Source: Public Health Agency of Canada – Atlantic Regional OfficeDescription: Produced by Janis Wood Catano and Janet Rhymes for the Atlantic Regional Office of the Public Health Agency of Canada. This tool kit is designed to support the use of the document, The Tides of Change: Addressing Inequity and Chronic Disease in Atlantic Canada: A Discussion Paper. The package was produced for use by community organizations in examining their work and policies in light of the information presented in the discussion paper. This resource is designed to help readers understand the complex links between inequity and chronic disease. As well, it provides tools to make presentations about this research. All the material is in PDF format, ready to be printed.URL: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/canada/regions/atlantic/Publications/Tool_kit/Tool_kit.pdf Unnatural Causes – Is inequality Making Us Sick?Author:Date: UnknownSource: California NewsreelDescription: This is an extensive website containing various tools and resources on health equity. Based on the acclaimed documentary series titled Unnatural Causes broadcast by PBS aimed at tackling the root causes of the United States huge socio-economic and racial inequities in health.URL: www.unnaturalcauses.org/ 37
  • 38. Funding Opportunities Population Health FundContact: Address: Public Health Agency of Canada (Atlantic) 1505 Barrington Street, Room 1525 Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6 Telephone: (902) 426-2700 Fax: (902) 426-9689 Website: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/fund-fonds/index-eng.phpDescription: The goal of the Population Health Fund is to increase community capacity for action on or across the determinants of health. Current priorities are announced during project solicitation processes, generally in a Request for Proposals or a solicitation letter. The Fund is administered through the Public Health Agency of Canadas Regional Offices (for provincial, territorial, regional or local projects) and the National Office in Ottawa (for national projects). 38
  • 39. Online Education Health Promotion 101Author: Ontario Health Promotion Resource SystemDate: UnknownSource: Ontario Health Promotion Resource SystemDescription: Health Promotion 101 (HP 101) is a free, online, self-directed course developed in 2005 by the former Ontario Health Promotion Resource System (OHPRS) to introduce learners to health promotion concepts, theories and resources toward building capacity to promote healthy changes in individuals, organizations, and communities. It contains nine modules divided into three main sections: (a) Foundations of Health Promotion; (b) Health Promotion in Action; and (c) Building Your Health Promotion Practice. It is designed for health promotion practitioners as well as those interested in learning more about the field of health promotion. The modules address the key aspects of health promotion theory and practice, including definitions and concepts, models of health, theories of behaviour, organization and community change, and health promotion values and strategies. It provides an excellent and broad foundation on health promotion.URL: http://www.thcu.ca/hp101/eng/main.cfm Health Promotion 102 – Workplace Health PromotionAuthor: Health Communication Unit (THCU)Date: UnknownSource: The Health Communication Unit (THCU)Description: Health Promotion 102 (HP 102) is a free, online, self-directed course on workplace health promotion. Designed by the Health Communication Unit (THCU), it is similar in structure to HP 101 but offers specific knowledge central to workplace health promotion. This course contains nine modules, the first providing a general overview of the terms, concepts, history and information on the core comprehensive workplace health promotion framework. The remaining eight modules provide more detailed information on each of the steps within the framework.URL: http://www.thcu.ca/Workplace/hp102/index.cfm HPAHO/WHO Self-Instructional Course on Social Determinants of HealthAuthor: Pan American Health OrganizationDate: UnknownSource: Pan American Health OrganizationDescription: This is an online self-instructional course on social determinants of health and public policy formulation is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The purpose of this module is to raise awareness of and provide insight into the Social Determinants of Health (SDH) in order to reduce health inequities, encourage changes in the political agenda and contribute to a better administration of social justice and enforcement of human rights. The module is mainly targeted at WHO/PAHO staff members as well as Health Ministries officials in all countries who are engaged in designing action programs, policies and plans for SDH.URL: http://dds-dispositivoglobal.ops.org.ar/curso/cursoeng/contexto.html 39