Social determinants

Social determinants

Legal assault: a feminist analysis of the law reform commission's report on abortion legislation

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
B. Lee
Vicki Van Wagner
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the devastating consequences of the Law Reform Commission's proposal on abortion. Suggests a feminist approach to women's health. 

12th Annual national report card on health care

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English
Translated Title: 
12e Bulletin national annuel sur la santé
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Online
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Ipsos Reid Public Affairs
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Results of the annual poll that measures public opinion with respect to the health of the Canadian health care system. Found that the growing disparity in income in Canada has also meant a growing disparity in Canadians' perceptions of their health. In this report, higher income respondents were 29 percentage points more likely to describe their health as excellent or very good in comparison to lower income respondents. In 2009, the gap between the two groups was 17 points.

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Social determinants of health: Canadian perspectives, second edition

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Dennis Raphael (Ed.)
Publisher: 
Canadian Scholar's Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Discusses how the socio-economic conditions shape the health of individuals, communities, and jurisdictions, and how they establish the extent to which Canadians possess the resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment.

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978-1-55130-350-5
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504pp, $64.95 (Paperback)

The key to women's health: stroke resource guide for women’s health circles

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English
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Online
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Thea Lim
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Ontario Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Illustrates how to link discussions on the social determinants of health or other topics chosen by women attending Women's Health Circles to the risk factors, signs and symptoms of stroke.

This is a companion to the Women’s Health Circles Handbook and is part of the larger Key to Women’s Health project. Key to Women’s Health seeks to develop and implement health promotion/stroke prevention strategies for women who are marginalized, with the objective of decreasing women’s risk of stroke.

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National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Research
Policy development

One of six National Collaborating Centres created by the Public Health Agency of Canada to form a key part of the Government of Canada's commitment to renew and strengthen public health in Canada. The NCCDH focuses on the social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians. The Centre translates and shares information and evidence about the social determinants of health with front-line public health practitioners, policymakers and researchers – individuals who need this information to make evidence-informed practice, planning, policy and research decisions.

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(902) 867-6134
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Email Address: 
nccdh@stfx.ca
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(902) 867-6130
Street Address: 
St. Francis Xavier University
Addt'l Street Address: 
2400 Mount Saint Bernard, Camden 116, 2nd Floor, PO Box 5000
City: 
Antigonish
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B2G 2W5
Country: 
Canada

Primer to action : social determinants of health

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English
Translated Title: 
Prêts pour l’action : les déterminants sociaux de la santé
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Online
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Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance and Health Nexus (formerly Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse).
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A resource for health and community workers, activists and local residents to understand how the social determinants of health impact chronic disease, and what they can do about it. Produced as part of Primer to Action, Phase II project which was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario and Nunavut.

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What are social determinants of health for LGBTTTIQ people?

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English
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Quels sont les determinants de la santé qui intéressent les personnes LGBTTBIQ?
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Online
Publisher: 
Rainbow Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Brochure that discusses in plain language what the social determinants of health are for people in the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, transexual, two-spirited, intersex, and queer communities.

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Precarious housing in Canada

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English
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Publisher: 
Wellesley Institute
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Research and policy report with a gender analysis that sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan for improving the health of the millions of Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded and unaffordable homes – plus those who are living without any housing at all.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health (Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health)

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Discusses social justice as a matter of life and death and examines this in the context of the social determinants of health. A girl born today can expect to live for more than 80 years if she is born in some countries – but less than 45 years if she is born in others. Within countries there are dramatic differences in health that are closely linked with degrees of social disadvantage. In its final report, the Commission on Social Determinants of Health calls on the WHO and all governments to lead global action on the social determinants of health with the aim of achieving health equity.

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ISBN 978 92 4 156370 3
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Includes bibliographical references.

Explaining the health gap experienced by girls and women in Canada: a social determinants of health perspective

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English
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Online
Author: 
Cecilia Benoit et al.
Edition: 
Volume 14, Issue 5
Publisher: 
Sociological Research Online
Publication Date: 
November 30, 2009
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

By evaluating how a wide variety of social determinants uniquely shape the health of all Canadians—but especially of girls and women—discusses how the safety net of all Canadians has been eroding, particularly for the most vulnerable.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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