10 Promising Practices
The Sudbury and District Health Unit conducted a literature review and analysis to identify practices that can reduce social inequities in health. They have produced a list of “10 Promising Practices” relevant to reducing inequities the local public health level. Visit https://www.sdhu.com/health-topics-programs/health-equity/10-promising-practices-health-equity
to view the list, along with illustrative examples, facilitators, and challenges associated with each “promising” practice.
This BC-based health literacy skills tool was designed to help health professionals develop cultural humility and establish cultural safety for their clients. It includes information about cultural humility, information about developing cultural humility skills, and case studies to illustrate cultural humility and health literacy in practice, as well as a resource library for additional information. Visit https://culturallyconnected.ca/
for more information and to access all the tools.
San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
San’yas is an online Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) training program delivered by the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia. The core training is available free of charge to all British Columbia health authority or Ministry of Health employees, and to any Indigenous people living in British Columbia who work in the health or mental health fields. It takes approximately eight hours over an eight week period to complete. The Core ICS Health Training is designed to improve access to health services and health outcomes for Aboriginal people. Visit http://www.sanyas.ca/
for more information or to register.
A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity
The Division of Community Health at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produced an evidenced-based guide to help practitioners address inequities in chronic disease health outcomes. It includes sections specific to foundational public health skills, tobacco reduction, healthy food and beverage strategies, and active living. Download the tool from https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/pdf/HealthEquityGuide.pdf
Better Health Through Equity – Case Studies
This series of Case Studies in Reframing Public Health Work from the American Public Health Association (APHA) shares lessons learned during APHA’s Better Health Through Equity project. These five case studies share the experience of public health departments working toward health equity in the United States in areas such as health services, Indigenous health, community health, and environmental health. The case studies illustrate application of a health equity lens, cross-sector collaboration, community engagement, operationalizing health equity, and community health services. Download the report from https://www.apha.org/~/media/files/pdf/topics/equity/equity_stories.ashx