This category identifies the socio-cultural competencies required to interact effectively with diverse individuals, groups and communities. It is the embodiment of attitudes and practices that result in inclusive behaviours, practices, programs and policies.
- Recognize how the determinants of health (biological, social, cultural, economic and physical) influence the health and well-being of specific population groups.
- Address population diversity when planning, implementing, adapting and evaluating public health programs and policies.
- Apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, and persons of all ages, genders, health status, sexual orientations and abilities.
Recognize How the Determinants of Health (Biological, Social, Cultural, Economic and Physical) Influence the Health and Well-Being of Specific Population Groups
- Vulnerable populations This website includes links to resources and information on Aboriginal populations, newcomer populations, as well as links to resources in languages other than English and French. Health Nexus.
- Canadian Best Practices Portal. Social determinants of health This web page provides Canadian and international resources to assist in addressing the social determinants of health. Public Health Agency of Canada.
- The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2012. Influencing health – The importance of sex and gender This report examines why sex and gender matter in the health of Canadians.
- Health inequalities and social determinants of Aboriginal Peoples’ health The report presents data on the inequalities faced by Aboriginal People’s in Canada, and the linkage between these inequalities and the social determinants of health. The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health website also has a number of other key resources on Aboriginal Health. National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health.
Address Population Diversity when Planning, Implementing, Adapting and Evaluating Public Health Programs and Policies and Apply Culturally-Relevant and Appropriate Approaches with People from Diverse Cultural, Socioeconomic and Educational Backgrounds, and Persons of All Ages, Genders, Health Status, Sexual Orientations and Abilities
- Building cultural competency in practice This website provides a number of website links on tools and guidelines for cultural competencies. Hamilton Health Sciences.
- Count me in. This website provides resources on inclusion. Health Nexus.
- Aboriginal health. An HPC resource list This report is a compilation of information on Aboriginal People’s Health, including tools, resources, and organizational websites. Health Promotion Clearinghouse.
- Enhancing cultural competency. A resource kit for health care professionals This resource kit outlines the importance of cultural competency and identifies resources to help health professionals in their work. Alberta Health Services.