Publications & Tools

This page features publications and tools developed by the CCSDH. Please visit the links page to view publications developed by individual CCSDH members.

  • Implementing Multi-Sectoral Healthy Child Development Initiatives: Lessons Learned From Community-based Interventions

    Posted on April 11, 2017 |

    Effective multi-sectoral healthy child development initiatives are grounded in a strong vision, strong leadership and strong relationships at all levels and across all sectors. This report highlights 10 healthy child development initiatives, lessons learned and practical considerations for implementation 

  • Improving Healthy Child Development: Building Capacity for Action

    Posted on December 04, 2015 |

    Improving Healthy Child Development: Building Capacity for Action, provides an overview of the themes emerging from informal interviews with healthy child development experts from across Canada. The Secretariat for the CCSDH interviewed twelve experts. Three themes as well as additional sub-themes emerged from the qualitative data analyzed. 

  • A Review of Frameworks on the Determinants of Health

    Posted on June 30, 2015 |

    Frameworks are often used to visually represent complex ideas or concepts. In the case of social determinants, it is not surprising that so many attempts have been made to create a “picture” or diagram to describe the factors that shape health and how they interact. This report provides a brief analysis of 37 frameworks on the determinants of health, and an in-depth analysis of the seven frameworks considered most useful for the purposes of leveraging action across sectors. Elements of a comprehensive framework to address determinants of health across sectors are highlighted. The report also includes a compendium of the 37 frameworks reviewed, making it a unique resource for anyone wanting to understand, raise awareness or engage in dialogue or action on the social determinants of health.

  • Maps to Inform Intersectoral Planning and Action: A Summary

    Posted on November 26, 2014 |

    This short summary is designed to complement the technical report by highlighting the potential contribution of data sharing and mapping tools to inform evidence-based decisions for intersectoral action on the factors that shape health and well-being.


    Posted on November 26, 2014 |

    People like maps and relate to them. Maps can reveal patterns in a way that tables, charts and text do not. This report highlights the potential contribution of mapping technologies to improve health and wellbeing at the local level. It presents two in-depth case studies of communities that have successfully used mapping to mobilize intersectoral action on social determinants of health: Espace montréalais d'information sur la santé (Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal) and CommunityView Collaboration (Saskatoon Health Region). The report provides key learnings on how to successfully establish and maintain a mapping collaboration to support informed planning and decision-making.

  • Roots of Resilience: Overcoming Inequities in Aboriginal Communities

    Posted on April 30, 2014 |

    It is widely recognized that Aboriginal Peoples experience significant and persistent inequities that affect their health and wellbeing. Perhaps less known are the experiences of communities that have overcome these inequities. This report explores the experiences of five Aboriginal communities in Canada that have successfully pursued greater self-determination as an approach to target the structural causes of inequity in order to improve well-being. The self-determining achievements of the communities and collectivities profiled in this report exemplify the strength and resilience of Aboriginal peoples, adapting when necessary and innovating where possible. The report considers the implications for other Aboriginal communities, as well as the potential role that various sectors can play in supporting and building healthier Aboriginal communities.

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