Introduction : First Nations, MeÂ´tis, and Inuit in Canada : understanding the issues -- Western and aboriginal ways of knowing -- Cultural competency, cultural sensitivity, and cultural safety -- Historical overview -- Understanding the determinants of health and Canadaâ€™s native population -- Diabetes, diet, and nutrition -- Chronic and infectious diseases -- Womenâ€™s and childrenâ€™s health -- Mental health -- Hybridisation of health care and the way forward for aboriginal health.
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.
PART I INTRODUCTION: FRAMEWORKS, PERSPECTIVES, EVIDENCE Chapter 1. Tackling Health Inequities: A Framework for Public Health Practice Chapter 2. Why Health Equity? Chapter 3. Health Equity and Social Justice Chapter 4. United States: Social Inequality and the Burden of Poor Health Chapter 5. A Framework for Measuring Health Inequity Chapter 6. Promoting Social Justice Through Public Health Policies, Programs, and Services PART II: RACISM, CLASS EXPLOITATION, SEXISM AND HEALTH: EXPOSING THE ROOTS Chapter 7. Structural Racism and Community Building Chapter 8. Coronary Heart Disease, Chronic Inflammation, and Pathogenic Social Hierarchy: A Biological Limit to Possible Reductions in Morbidity and Mortality Chapter 9. Social Sources of Racial Disparities in Health Chapter 10. Class Exploitation and Psychiatric Disorders Chapter 11. Beyond the Income Inequality Hypothesis: Class, Neo-liberalism, and Health Inequalities Chapter 12. Gender Inequity in Health: Why It Exists and How We Can Change It PART III: PRACTITIONERS TAKE ACTION: STRATEGIES FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES Chapter 13. Initiating Social Justice Action through Dialogue in a Local Health Department: The Ingham County Experience Chapter 14. The Metro Louisville Center for Health Equity: Expanding the Circle of Engagement Chapter 15. Exploring the Intersection of Public Health and Social Justice: the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative Chapter 16. Using Our Voice: Forging a Public Health Practice for Social Justice Chapter 17. Estimation of Health Benefits From a Local Living Wage Ordinance Chapter 18. Protecting Health with Environmental Impact Assessment: A Case Study of San Francisco Land Use Decision-Making Chapter 19. The Community Action Model in a Public Health Department Setting Chapter 20. Tackling the Root Causes of Health Disparities through Community Capacity Building Chapter 21. Institutionalizing Health Equity and Social Justice in King County, Washington Chapter 22. Street Science: Local Knowledge and Environmental Justice Chapter 23. Measuring Social Determinants of Health Inequities: the CADH Health Equity Index Chapter 24. Place Matters: Building Partnerships Among Communities and Local Public Health Departments PART IV: SHIFTING CONSCIOUSNESS AND PARADIGMS Chapter 25. Unnatural Causes: Using Media to Build a Constituency for Health Equity Chapter 26. Talking About Public Health Chapter 27. Helping Public Health Matter: Strategies for Building Public Awareness Chapter 28. The Ethics of the Medical Model in Addressing the Root Causes of Health Disparities in Local Health Practice Chapter 29. Teaching Social Inequalities in Health: Barriers and Opportunities
"Social justice has always been a core value driving public health. Today, much of the etiology of avoidable disease is rooted in inequitable social conditions brought on by disparities in wealth and power and reproduced through ongoing forms of oppression, exploitation, and marginalization. Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Practice raises questions and provides a starting point for health practitioners ready to reorient public health practice to address the fundamental causes of health inequities. This reorientation involves restructuring the organization, culture and daily work of public health. Tackling Health Inequities is meant to inspire readers to imagine or envision public health practice and their role in ways that question contemporary thinking and assumptions, as emerging trends, social conditions, and policies generate increasing inequities in health"
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