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The Social Determinants of Health

Group of people looking up at camera2010 Annual Report – Health Not Health Care: Changing the Conversation external link
2010 annual report from Dr. Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, which discusses the role of Public Health in relation to the determinants of health.

Community Development Halton external link is a not-for-profit agency committed to social development as a desired state of community well-being and social change as a continual process towards achieving and sustaining social development for all members of the community.

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts external link
Exploration of how key social determinants of health create health inequities among Canadians.

Economic Inequality

Income and Health Inequalities in Halton Region Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) (5MB) - A local report which explores the extent to which income is associated with health for residents of Halton Region.

Canadian Council on Social Development external link is a charitable organization that has become a catalyst for innovative, evidence-based approaches to reduce poverty and build resilient, hopeful and thriving Canadian communities.

Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising external link 
A new OECD report on income inequality among 34 industrialized nations asserts that Canada's income gap is at a record high.

Growing Gap external link 
Studies from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives highlighting the growing economic inequality among Canadians.

How Economic Inequality Harms Societies external link is a video from the popular TED Talks Series, in which Richard Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level, external link discusses what happens when the gap between the rich and poor becomes too large. 

Unnatural Causes external link
A documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health in the United States. This website also has a variety of resources and activities that are available to help supplement the documentary.