Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Developing a Canadian Economic Case for Financing the Social Determinants of Health: Report on the April 2007 Roundtable

by David Hay


Do investments in the social determinants of health (such as early childhood development, educational opportunities, the quality of jobs, safe communities, family income) have economic consequences?  If so, what particular investments have the strongest relationships with economic outcomes?  In April 2007, CPRN, on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), convened a roundtable of national and international experts to explore the economic case for financing the social determinants of health, building on the 2006 CPRN paper Economic Arguments for Action on the Social Determinants of Health, by David Hay.  In this report, Developing a Canadian Economic Case for Financing the Social Determinants of Health: Report on the April 2007 Roundtable, David Hay provides a synopsis of the available research and the roundtable discussion.

Release Date: 6 Mar 2008
Number of pages: 68
Document number: 49485