Critical Examination of Knowledge to Action Models and Implications for Promoting Health Equity – National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University – May 2013

Posted on May 16, 2013. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Critical Examination of Knowledge to Action Models and  Implications for Promoting Health Equity – National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University – May 2013

Davison, C.M. & National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
ISBN: 978-1-926823-50-8

Extract from the Introduction:

“The purpose of this paper was to review and critically examine the usefulness of existing knowledge to action models for promoting health equity. Dramatic inequalities in health and social circumstances across Canada are well documented. Knowledge and effective interventions exist to address many of these inequities. However, awareness, uptake, and the use of interventions can be poor and poorer still with respect to interventions to improve the health of disadvantaged populations. This gap between knowledge and action to improve health equity is of increasing concern to public health researchers and practitioners, globally.”

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Assessing the impact and effectiveness of intersectoral action on the social determinants of health – National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health [Canada] – 2012

Posted on June 19, 2012. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Assessing the impact and effectiveness of intersectoral action on the social determinants of health – National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health [Canada] – 2012

“This expedited systematic review is part of the NCCDH’s effort to explores “what works” to improve health equity through action on the social determinants of health. The purpose of the review is to examine the question, “What is the impact and effectiveness of intersectoral action as a public health practice for health equity through action on the social determinants of health?”

Use this resource to:

Gain an understanding of how public health works with other sectors to intervene on the social determinants of health and advance health equity.
Become familiar with the current state of research evidence on the impact of intersectoral action on health equity
Identify research gaps and opportunities to strengthen the evidence base for intersectoral action on health equity and the social determinants of health”

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Capitalizing on Change: Building Leadership Competency in Public Health in Quebec – National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health – 2012

Posted on June 19, 2012. Filed under: Leadership, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

Capitalizing on Change: Building Leadership Competency in Public Health in Quebec – National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health – 2012

“The NCCDH produced a series of case studies that profile action on the social determinants of health in various setting. The cases are designed to help public health practitioners in a range of settings advance health equity within the scope of their practice.

Extensive changes to the health structure in Québec meant that public health risked being lost in the shuffle. Legislation in November 2005 merged public health services, traditionally provided through community service locations, into regional centres that included long-term care facilities and hospitals. Seizing the opportunity, Dr. Jocelyne Sauvé, Public Health Director for the region of La Montérégie, developed a detailed training program to embed a population health approach in the new managers, many of whom had little or no experience in public health. Her program was a resounding success, and is now being implemented province-wide, instilling a population-health perspective into all health service delivery.

Use this resource to:

Develop leadership in public health and health equity.
Make inroads into health care by capitalizing on public health successes.
Make ‘systems change’ by building health equity into planning and performance indicators.”

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