Atlantic National Collaborating Centre - Social Determinants of Health Environmental Scan

By: Pyra Management Consulting Services  09-12-2011

The Atlantic National Collaborating Centre for the Social Determinants of Health (ANCC) is a collaborative partnership that seeks to increase the knowledge base for program and policy development relating to the social determinants of health. To support the development of the ANCC, PMCS conducted an environmental scan focused on defining the social determinants of health and identifying related initiatives, as well as initiatives that address health inequities.

We have worked with ANCC to:

  • A review of literature provided by the ANCC;
  • Detailed internet search for existing initiatives related to social determinants of health and health inequalities; and
  • Wrote a summary report about social determinants of health and health inequalities targeted to a non-expert reading audience.

The final report presented key concepts related to the social determinants of health and health inequities as well as examples of interventions that have been implemented to address them, to support the priority-setting efforts of the ANCC.

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