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

Social Determinants of Health

Public Health Agency of Canada – Social Determinants of Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video: Black Canadians talk about their experience with racism


Introduction to Upstream

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

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

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

Health Equity

Fast Facts on Health Inequities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


BC Centre for Disease Control – Vaccine Preventable Diseases

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

Website – The Community Against Preventable Injuries

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit – Injury Prevention research

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

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

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

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

Health promotion

An Introduction to Health Promotion and the Ottawa charter

Document – Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

Resources – Government of Canada: Health promotion

Publication – Indigenous-led health care partnerships in Canada

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

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

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