Report: International conference on social determinants of health identified change needs

Why are memories attached to emotions so strong?

In November 2019, clinicians, health administrators, educators and researchers from around the world gathered in Toronto to discuss how to best address social determinants of health from a primary care perspective. Participants developed starting points for accessible and feasible actions to improve health equity in their own primary care setting. They emphasized strategies to incorporate community members, especially those with lived experiences of discrimination, in the health care design team. Additionally, they highlighted the need to address structural determinants of health, including racism, capitalism and colonialism.


Improving Equity Through Primary Care: Proceedings of the 2019 Toronto International Conference on Quality in Primary Care

Tara Kiran, MD, MSc, CCFP, et al

University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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