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"This paper summarizes what we know about the broad determinants of health--the things that make and keep people healthy. It then presents a framework, based on these determinants, that could guide development by the federal, provincial and territorial governments of policies and strategies to improve population health. Finally, it proposes strategic directions upon which the provinces, territories and the federal government could collaborate. Health care reform is not specifically addressed, although the proposed population health strategies support one of the key principles of health system reform-that there is more to health than health care"--Executive Summary, p. 1.
This discussion paper was prepared to identify broad population health strategies on which the provincial, territorial, and federal governments could collaborate and achieve significant results. The paper reviews what is known about the broad determinants of health such as income, social support networks, education, employment and working conditions, physical environments, genetic endowment, personal health practices, child development, and health service availability. It then presents a framework, based on these determinants, that could guide development of policies and strategies to improve population health. Finally, it proposes strategic directions for collaboration in the areas of strengthening understanding of the determinants of health, building support for and involvement in actions to improve population health, and developing comprehensive intersectoral population health initiatives for a few key priorities.
Work more effectively with a complete understanding of Canadian public health! Shah’s Public Health and Preventive Health Care in Canada, Sixth Edition examines health care policy in Canada and the issues and trends faced by today’s health care professionals. It puts health promotion and prevention models into a historical perspective, with discussions including the evolution of national health insurance, determinants of health and disease, and approaches to achieving health for all. Written by educators Bonnie Fournier and Fareen Karachiwalla, and based on the work of noted author Dr. Chandrakant Shah, this text provides an excellent foundation in Canadian public health for nurses and other health care professionals. Quintessentially Canadian content is designed especially for Canadian nursing and health care professionals. Comprehensive coverage includes in-depth, current information on public health and preventive care topics. End-of-chapter summaries reinforce your understanding of key health care concepts. End-of-chapter references provide recommendations for further reading and research. NEW! Full-colour design enhances illustrations and improves readability to better illustrate complex concepts. NEW! Indigenous Health chapter. NEW! Groups Experiencing Health Inequities chapter. NEW! Pan-Canadian focus uses a community health perspective, discussing the social determinants of health, health equity, and health promotion in each chapter. NEW! Learning tools include chapter outlines and learning objectives, key terms, practical exercises, critical thinking questions, and summary boxes such as Case Study, Research Perspective, In the News, Interprofessional Practice, Clinical Example, Real World Example, and Evidence-Informed Practice, plus key websites. NEW! Evolve companion website. NEW! Emerging infectious diseases (EID) and COVID-19 discussion and exercises on Evolve, offer insight into current and developing challenges facing public health.
With concise, focused coverage, Community Health Nursing in Canada, 3rd Edition introduces you to all of the necessary concepts, skills, and practice of community health nursing. This comprehensive text from leading nursing educators also addresses the increasing awareness of social justice and the impact of society on individual health, with a shift from individual-centred care to population- and community-centred care. In this constantly evolving field, Community Health Nursing in Canada helps you develop the necessary skills to apply what you’ve learned in the practice setting. UNIQUE! Evidence-Informed Practice boxes illustrate how to apply the latest research findings in community health nursing. Levels of Prevention boxes give examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention related to community health nursing practice. Ethical Considerations boxes provide examples of ethical situations and relevant principles involved in making informed decisions in community health nursing practice. UNIQUE! Chapter Indigenous Health: Working with First Nations Peoples, Inuit, and Métis chapter details community health nursing in Aboriginal communities. UNIQUE! Determinants of Health boxes highlight these critical factors contributing to an individual’s health. How To boxes provide specific, application-oriented information. Chapter Summary sections provide a helpful summary of the key points within each chapter. NEW! CHN in Practice boxes provide unique case studies to help you develop your assessment and critical thinking skills. NEW! Cultural Considerations boxes present culturally diverse scenarios that offer questions for reflection and class discussion.