Project Summary

Primary Health Care central to achieving health equity

In Canada and other nations, primary health care (PHC) renewal continues to be identified as a key pathway to achieve health equity, with particular implications for marginalized populations.

  • In this research, the term ‘marginalized’ refers to the inequitable social conditions that result in a disproportionate burden of ill health and social suffering among particular groups or individuals, as well as people’s agency, resistance and resilience in the face of these challenges. Research shows that structural inequities and structural violence have profound negative health effects; however, little is known about how to address these issues.
  • The overarching goal of the EQUIP research program is to contribute new knowledge about innovative PHC interventions as a means to mitigate the effects of structural inequities and structural violence for marginalized populations, and the policy environments needed to support such programming


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