National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2022). Glossary of essential health equity terms. Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.
Developed through a review of the relevant literature and consultations with public health colleagues across Canada, the Glossary of Essential Health Equity Terms provides standardized definitions and consistent terminology for concepts related to health equity, to support a shared understanding and application of these terms. Complementary French language concepts are also provided and were developed through a separate process to account for differences in culture and context, as well as translation. Related health equity terms are organized into 4 groupings (Key Concepts, Roots of Health, Relative Influences, and Interventions and Strategies); each term is described and linked with related resources to improve clarity and understanding.
For those seeking to learn or clarify the meaning of health equity terms, and/or enhance mental health promotion communication and its application through a shared understanding of health equity concepts.