There is a lot of wonderful work being done in the fields of health and social inequities, social justice and poverty reduction. Here you will find some key resources from a variety of organizations and individuals.
The Toward the Heart Project provides public health information in BC on harm reduction, Naloxone, Fentanyl, and supplies (clean needles, acidifiers, condoms, take home naloxone kits, etc.). The project also just completed an innovative e-zine with Inner City Youth based on experiences of street-involved youth in Vancouver. Additionally, Toward the Heart has developed a tool for addressing stigma and using respectful language with people who use drugs, available here.
The Divisions of Family Practice’s BC Poverty Intervention Tool outlines the reasons behind and strategies to address poverty. This resource is available here.
The Health Equity Road Map, published by Bob Gardner at the Wellesley Institute provides a clear outline of how to bring equity into all facets of health care. This resources is available here.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information’s Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada examines the impact of inequalities in Canada, highlights the widening health gaps across various indicators, and identifies programs and interventions that may reduce these inequalities. This resource is available here.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s White Paper (Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations) outlines an evidence-based framework for health care organizations to reduce health disparities, and outlines issues in measuring health equity. This resource is available here.