Publications & Tools

Archives: 2014

  • 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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  • Communicating The Social Determinants Of Health: Guidelines For Common Messaging

    Posted on April 30, 2014 |

    Communicating the idea that health is influenced by a number of social and economic factors – income, education, employment – can be challenging. This tool provides clear and practical guidance for developing messages to effectively communicate the social determinants of health.  The guidelines examine the components of effective messages, offering advice on how to use facts, select the right communications tool, and tailor message to specific audiences. Key learnings are summarized in a useful list of what to do and what to avoid. 

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