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Increasing Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Work: Graduate Student Literature Review Findings



I Introduction
II Literature Review Methodology
III Findings
IV Discussion
V Limitations
VI Next Steps
VII Key Resources

--Submitted by Chase Simms, Graduate Student, The University of Victoria, Masters of Public Health, Social Policy Specialization

I Introduction

Social Determinants of Health: What is your role?, BMJ & Future Learn


October 10 to 30, 2016

Today marks the opening of registration for our new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), made in collaboration with BMJ and Future Learn.

About the Course

This free online course will help you to understand health inequalities and how they are socially driven. We will look at how health is affected by wider determinants and how you can make a difference as a health professional to close the health inequality gap.

Through a range of case studies from high to low income countries, you will gain a better understanding of:

Determinants of Indigenous peoples’ health and well-being: Featured publications from the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health



I Introduction
II An Indigenous framework for understanding the determinants of health
III The impacts of trauma for Indigenous peoples’ mental health and well-being
IV Aboriginal peoples and historic trauma
V The need for Aboriginal core competencies for public health  
VI Conclusion
VII References

-- Submitted by Regine Halseth, Research Associate

I Introduction

Public Health Promoter, Perth District Health Unit


Stratford, Ontario
Deadline February 20, 2015

Temporary Full-time

The Perth District Health Unit (PDHU) is committed to providing people with a healthy, inclusive and accommodating workplace.  PDHU is an equal opportunity employer and provides a dynamic and progressive work environment. We currently have an opening for a temporary full- time Public Health Promoter starting immediately until December 2015. Initial assignment will be in the Community Health Department and include Child Health and Oral Health.

How can social media support knowledge exchange on the social determinants of health?


This blog was written by Cameron Norman and Pemma Muzumdar for the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and was first published on November 3, 2013, at

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together
-- Desmond Tutu

Two Articles from National Collaborating Centres: Advancing Population Mental Health and Telling the Health Equity Story through Population Heath Status Reporting


Advancing Population Mental Health was submitted by Pascale Mantoura of the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy.

Telling the Health Equity Story through Population Heath Status Reporting was submitted by Hannah Moffatt, Lesley Dyck, and Pemma Muzumdar of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.

One: Advancing Population Mental Health 


Director of Care, Long-term Care Industry


Deadline July 20, 2011

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Deadline to Apply: July 20, 2011

This role is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic, motivated individual with five (5) to (7) years of nursing experience and at least three (3) years of management experience in the long-term care industry. The ideal candidate is an RN; an individual with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred. The incumbent will oversee the clinical component care of services. A sound knowledge of relevant long-term care legislation is essential.

Organization and Program Resources Related to Feature 711


The Health Council of Canada reports on the progress of health care renewal, on the health status of Canadians, and on the health outcomes of our system. For more information about the determinants of health or to download the Health Council of Canada’s report, Stepping It Up: Moving the Focus from Health Care in Canada to a Healthier Canada, visit

Shifting the focus for a healthier population: How provinces are using a whole-of-government approach to tackle the determinants of health



I Introduction
II Whole-of-government approaches to health promotion
III Provincial and territorial initiatives
IV The need to step it up

--submitted by John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada

I Introduction


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