Research and Support Links
The links below will take you to a selection of weblinks and resources in our library for each topic.

Alberta Centre for Active Living  

The Alberta Centre for Active Living has been working with practitioners, organizations and communities since 1989 to improve the health and quality of life of Albertans. One of their priority areas is to understand the determinants of physical activity and health. Site features a resource library that includes such topics as health determinants, advocacy, public policy, and more.    

Canadian Health Coalition   

The Canadian Health Coalition is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and expanding Canada's public health system for the benefit of all Canadians. Site offers information on the Coalition's campaigns, as well as an extensive collection of health care related links.    

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) 

CIHI is a comprehensive collection of health information, related studies and research findings, and is determined to increase understanding about the determinants of health. It has published several useful resources, such as "Improving the Health of Canadians" which focuses on income, early childhood development, aboriginal people's health, and obesity.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential information on Canada’s health systems and the health of Canadians.  

Centre for Health Promotion Studies: University of Alberta

Created by the University of Alberta in 1996, the Centre for Health Promotion Studies is dedicated to providing health promotion education and research. Site contains numerous publications relating to determinants of health, and various reports and articles published by the Centre.      

Commission on Social Determinants of Health: World Health Organization (WHO)   

A program of the World Health Organization (WHO) created in 2004. The Commission is responsible for recommending interventions and policies to improve the health of the world's population through decreasing health inequalities by addressing the social determinants of health. Offers facts and figures for numerous nations, as well as articles and other resources related to the determinants of health. Examples of health interventions geared towards the social determinants of health are also provided.     

Friends of Medicare   

Friends of Medicare is a coalition committed to ensuring that all levels of government uphold the five principles of the Canada Health Act, and preserving a single comprehensive public health care system accessible to all citizens. Site includes briefs submitted by the coalition and links to relevant websites.  

Healthy U

Healthy U is a Government of Alberta website that provides Albertans with "current, evidence-based information about healthy eating and active living choices and factors that affect health."

Population Health

Located on Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) website. This site provides an overview on the key determinants of health. Includes information on the population health approach, the determinants of health, PHAC initiatives, and links to relevant resources and sites.   

Wellesley Institute  

The Wellesley Institute is a Toronto-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute. Its focus is on developing research and community-based policy solutions to the problems of urban health and health disparities. Site offers an extensive collection of publications and resources on key health-related issues, public policy and capacity building.  

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