This contributed volume includes papers from the Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) of Ontario and offers a focused analysis of the social and economic determinants of health that impact the health status of populations in Ontario as well as the conditions that can improve the health status of populations across Canada. The different sections address health policy theories, research methods, program interventions, and strategies for knowledge translation. Population Health in Canada is appropriate for use in upper-year undergraduate heath sciences, social sciences, and political science programs, and for graduate study on the multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary nature of population health research.
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault is a Professor in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Ronald Labonté is a Professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Preventative Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Corrine Packer is a Senior Researcher at the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health. Vivien Runnels is a Senior Researcher with the Globalization and Health Equity Research Unit at the University of Ottawa.
“This comprehensive collection of writings about the Canadian context and rationale for policy and program interventions to achieve equitable health improvement brings together some of the finest national investigators in this field. The result is a compelling read, spanning every conceivable aspect of the topic and incorporating the viewpoints of a wide variety of public health academic disciplines… It will be useful to all those studying, practising, and investigating public health in Canada.”
—John Frank, Chair, Public Health Research and Policy, University of Edinburgh, and Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
“The population health profile of a society reflects the society’s structural conditions and its policy preferences. This volume provides a remarkably comprehensive overview on these matters for the Canadian context, describing key health issues in Canada, presenting a sense of Canada’s approaches to intervention strategies, and offering a primer on Canadian orientations to population health research. An excellent volume for anyone seeking to understand the population health landscape in Canada, written by many of the country’s foremost scholars in the field.”
—Arjumand Siddiqi, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto