Population-level interventions (macro)

A case study of advocacy on a social determinant of health: Ontario’s Decent Work and Health Network

Funder: Atkinson Foundation

Summary: The Decent Work and Health Network (DWHN) is an advocacy coalition developed jointly by the Workers’ Action Centre and Health Providers Against Poverty, which applies an explicit social determinants of health lens to employment policy. Such advocacy coalitions can be a powerful intervention and lead to “upstream” policy change. We are using qualitative methods to study the DWHN as a case study of health advocacy.

Why this matters: Findings could help develop our understanding of what are key ingredients of successful advocacy coalitions and lead to a framework that could be applied to other social determinants of health.