Keynote speakers, including Dr. Ron Labonte of the University of Ottawa, emphasized the importance of population health and attendees participated in series of dialogue and strategy sessions on topics such as leadership, child development, injury prevention, and healthy eating.
Introduction -- In sickness and in wealth (56 min.): What connections exist between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin colour? -- When the bough breaks (29 min.): How racism gets embedded in the body and affects birth outcomes -- Becoming American (29 min.): Latino immigrants arrive healthy but don't stay that way -- Bad sugar (29 min.): Diabetes in two Native American communities -- Place matters (29 min.): Where you live predicts your health -- Collateral damage (29 min.): Marshall Islanders are caught between the developing and industrialized worlds -- Not just a paycheck (30 min.): Unemployment takes a toll in Michigan but not in Sweden.
A four-hour documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives by improving them" -- Container insert
What determines the health of a population? Within our communities, there are significant differences and variations in the health status of individuals and groups. This 15 minute video is an exploration of these differences in health status that are associated with factors such as income, early child development and neighbourhood. The video features commentary from Vancouver Coastal Health staff, as well as stories from North Shore residents about how the social determinants of health impact their lives.