The Partners for Advancing Health Equity (P4HE) Resource Library is a virtual portal containing action-oriented health equity research, practice, and policies. The library aims to increase equity in health by offering free access to field-tested, evidence-informed and evidence-based programs strategies and high-quality research.
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This resource addresses the key concepts of the social determinants of health in a question-and-answer format. In doing so, it defines and explains health inequities and inequalities, the social gradient, social determinants of health, drivers of health inequities, primary health care, and health equity in policy.May 2013Social/Structural Determinants
International medical volunteerism among US practitioners is increasing each year, yet there is no single professional group, society or published universal framework for conducting such programs to ensure quality, effectiveness, and/or sustainability. This review seeks to assess existing literature that might inform a set of medical outreach best practices to enhance teams’ ability to improve…May 2013Global Health
The Foreign Medical Teams (FMT) Working Group under the auspices of the Global Health Cluster and the WHO commissioned this document. It introduces a simple classification, minimums standards and a registration form for FMTs that may provide surgical and trauma care arriving within the aftermath of a sudden onset disaster (SOD). These can serve as tools to improve the coordination of the foreign…April 2013Policy and Practice
A practitioner's guide for advancing health equity: Community strategies for preventing chronic diseaseA Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity is a resource for practitioners, partners, and stakeholders working to advance health equity through community health interventions. While health disparities can be addressed at multiple levels, this resource focuses on policy, systems, and environmental improvement strategies designed to improve the places where people live, learn, work, and…January 2013Chronic Disease
Nearly 12% of all Hispanics have diabetes, compared to 7.1% of non-Hispanic whites. The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes is not homogenous within subgroups of the Hispanic population, but instead ranges from as low as 7.6% for Cubans to as high as 13.3 and 13.8% for Puerto Rican and Mexican Americans, respectively. Disparities in some diabetes-related complications are also higher among Hispanics…January 2013Diabetes
This chapter examines ways that outsiders, especially in international settings of the ‘south,’ can play a more creative catalytic role within an asset based-approach. It is a personal reflection drawn from years of first-hand practical experience. What works, what doesn’t, what are outstanding issues and questions? They are organised around a number of lessons learned, propositions, examples,…October 2012Environmental/Community Health
Diabetes is a devastating disease that is affected by interdependent genetic, social, economic, cultural, and historic factors. In the United States, nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes, and another 79 million Americans have prediabetes. This means almost one-third of the total U.S. population is affected by diabetes. Diabetes not only affects the quality of life of people with…July 2012Diabetes
A Decade of Advocacy is a case study of the Strategic Alliance, a network of 15 California-based organizations that came together to promote health food and activity environments. This document provides a roadmap for effective collaboration and highlights the impact a group of organizations can have when working tougher to effect change. The document answers a series of critical questions,…April 2012Chronic Disease, Advocacy, Environmental/Community Health
This report argues that chronic diseases is the leading causes of death in Ontario and that many of these diseases are preventable with the right interventions and public policy. The report presents a range of options to prevent chronic diseases, including reducing tobacco use and alcohol consumption, improving physical activity and health eating opportunities, and building whole-of-government…March 2012Chronic Disease
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) brings together international organizations working to provide humanitarian assistance to people in need as a result of natural disasters, conflict-related emergencies, global food crises and pandemics. By coordinating activities, members improve overall service delivery, share resources, pool analysis and disseminate best practices. (abbreviated author…March 2012Policy and Practice