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Professional Resources

Health equity is foundational standard in ensuring health and well-being for all individuals in a community. Below are a list of resources to support increasing awareness and application of health equity strategies into your professional scope of practice. Please contact the Health Equity Coordinator at 1-800-660-5853 for additional information or questions on current best practice documents.

Health Equity and Your Professional Practice…

Community Sector: All

These fact sheets are designed to help public health practitioners and our community partners apply each of the 10 Promising Practices to reduce social inequities in health identified by the Sudbury and District Health Unit. They identify essential components, key issues, and tools and resources for each.

Community Sector: All

Food insecurity means not having enough nutritious food to eat because of financial constraints. The Nutritious Food Basket (NFB) serves as a tool to monitor the cost and affordability of healthy eating. The results are used to put the cost of food in the context of income and other basic living costs.

Community Sector: All

PROOF is an interdisciplinary research team investigating household food insecurity in Canada. The goal of this research program is to identify effective policy approaches to reduce household food insecurity, which is defined as the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints OSNPPH represents nutrition professionals in Ontario’s Public Health System. Their resource section includes their position paper on food insecurity and income-based recommendations at their website.

Community Sector: All

The Wellesley Institute engages in research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health.

Community Sector: All

This health equity planning tool supports the reflection and integration of health equity mitigating strategies into programs and services offered to the general and priority populations.

Community Sector: All

Universal and targeted approaches in health promotion have both strengths and challenges, public health organizations often develop interventions that blend approaches. The interventions, fall on a continuum, are designed to address both the health gap and the health gradient.

Community Sector: All

At the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinant of Health (NCCDH), they aim to advance social determinants of health and health equity through public health practice and policy, they:

  • translate and share knowledge and evidence to influence interrelated determinants.
  • support the uptake and exchange of information, products and services.
  • identify gaps in research and practice.
  • engage in collaborative learning projects and support translation of applied research.
  • support inter-personal  and inter-organizational connections that enable strong relationships.

Community Sector: All

This e-learning resource is designed for nurses who work with individuals, families and communities that are vulnerable to health inequities. Using evidence-based information and reflective practice questions, each module will help registered nurses and nurse practitioners optimize their role and integrate a social determinants lens into their practice.