Health inequities

Health equity clicks

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English
Translated Title: 
Cliquez pour l'équité en santé
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Online
Publisher: 
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)
Publication Date: 
2012

An online resource that identifies public health and health organizations that are taking action on the social determinants of health and advancing health equity. Builds upon the Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity into Canadian Public Health Practice - Environmental Scan conducted by the NCCDH in 2010. Aims to enhance knowledge among public health practitioners and researchers about key players that support action on the determinants of health. Also seeks to increase connections among public health professionals who address health equity. 

12th Annual national report card on health care

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English
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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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Serious gaps: how the lack of sex/gender-based analysis impairs health

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo
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Volume 15, Number 10, pages 1116-1122
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Journal of Women's Health
Publication Date: 
December 2006

A commentary that takes a critical look at the need for SGBA in health research, practice and policy for improving health outcomes for women.

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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.
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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.

Measuring health inequalities among Canadian women - developing a basket of Indicators

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English
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Mesure des inégalités en matière de santé entre les Canadiennes : établissement d'un bassin d'indicateurs
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Online
Author: 
Arlene Bierman
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
October, 2007
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Highlights the importance of incorporating gender and equity into health indicator reporting and describes the process of developing a Women’s Health Indicator Framework for reporting. Serves as a tool to achieve the goals of Canada’s Women’s Health Strategy.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Worth a second look: considerations for action on health inequities in British Columbia with a sex, gender, and diversity lens

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Steve Chasey
Ann Pederson
Putu Duff
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Approaches health inequities from the standpoint of potential policy action. Provides examples of how applying a sex- and gender-based analysis can help refine policy options to be more effective, equitable, and cost-efficient. Produced by the Provincial Health Services Authority and the BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Taking a second look: Analyzing health inequities in British Columbia with a sex, gender, and diversity Lens

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Steve Chasey
Ann Pederson
Putu Duff
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines a number of reported health inequities in British Columbia using sex- and gender-based analysis. Details how understanding the social context behind health inequities, which is strongly affected by issues of sex, gender, and diversity, can have powerful implications for how different populations experience and are marginalized by health inequities. Produced by the Provincial Health Services Authority and the BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health.

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