Toward Health Equity: A Practice Guide

Author: Public Health Agency of Canada (2015)
Publication Date: 2015

Public Health Agency of Canada (2015). Toward Health Equity: A Practice Guide and accompanying Practice Tool. Public Health Agency of Canada.


This practice guide and tool is intended to support the development of equity-sensitive public health interventions. It focuses on five equity elements to consider when developing or implementing policy or program interventions. The tool provides a visual summary of each equity element and considers stage of intervention development (design, implementation) and intervention level (upstream, midstream, downstream).

Potential use

These resources can be used at any stage of intervention design and implementation by teams wishing to review or improve health equity practices within their policy or program interventions.

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