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Closing the Gap in a Generation
Commission on Social Determinants of Health, 2008
(On the World Health Organization site)

Public health speaks: Intersectionality and health equity (On the site of NCCDH)

The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2008:
Addressing Health Inequalities

(On the site of the Public Health Agency of Canada)

Dialogue Mapping: Building Shared Understanding of Wicked Problems.
Conklin, J., 2005
(Information available on the site of the CogNexus Institute)

Construire l'espace sociosanitaire : Expériences et pratiques de recherche dans la production locale de la santé. In French. Under the direction of Aubry, F. and Potvin, L. (2012). On the site of the University of Montréal.


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Val Morrison

Developmental Health Knowledge as a Catalyst for Healthy Family Policies in Canada
This briefing note, prepared by the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), defines developmental health, discusses its social determinants, shows some key figures for Canada and proposes a healthy family policy framework to support health for all Canadians.
Published in April 2012.  DescriptionDownload  734 K
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Developmental science has shown the lifelong importance of early years on human learning, behaviour, and physical and mental health. Interventions that support developmental health from birth to age five contribute to establishing the foundations for a healthy life and a prosperous society.

This short document discusses how developmental health knowledge can act as a catalyst for family policies that support developmental health for all children in Canada and for the health of Canadian society more generally.

Developmental Health Knowledge as a Catalyst for Healthy Family Policies in Canada    
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To access the Canadian Family Policy Assessment Tool Poster developed by SPHERU and the Human Early Learning Partnership, click here. (On the kidSKAN website.)

In the coming weeks we will publish a longer document, also by SPHERU, that outlines the Family Policy Framework in more detail. It will be available via this web page.
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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.