I recently presented to a Portuguese-Canadian National Congress action meeting on health. They were discussing the Viva! Health Project, really interesting research on the health situation and challenges of the Portuguese communities. My role was to set the context for this discussion by outlining the social determinants of health that underlie health disparities. But I also wanted to set out some lines of policy and community action that can be taken to address these determinants and disparities.
About Bob Gardner
Bob Gardner is Director of Policy at the Wellesley Institute, an independent non-profit research and policy think tank on urban population health. He researches, writes and speaks widely on health equity policy; works with governments, LHINs, service provider networks and community partners to develop effective strategies and action plans to enhance health equity; and has served on many health policy advisory forums, working groups and boards. Bob has a PhD in sociology; has been an academic, public sector executive and consultant; and has been a community activist on HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and other issues