Unlocking Health Equity: A Global Resource Guide for Everyone

“Health equity is defined as the absence of unfair and avoidable or remediable differences in health among population groups defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically”. - World Health Organization


In our interconnected world, understanding the complexities of health equity and inequalities is essential for anyone looking to make a meaningful impact. From healthcare professionals and policymakers to concerned citizens and activists, the quest for equitable health care spans across borders and cultures. This comprehensive guide compiles free, accessible resources from around the globe, including the UK, Canada, Australia, and the USA, to empower you with knowledge and insights into health equity and inequalities. Dive into these resources to explore, learn, and contribute to the global conversation on creating a fairer, healthier world for all.

Global Perspectives on Health Equity:

  1. World Health Organization (WHO) – Health Equity

An international cornerstone for health information, offering insights into global health equity challenges and strategies.

WHO Health Equity

         2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Health Equity (USA)

Provides a comprehensive look at health equity in the U.S., with resources to understand and address health disparities.

CDC Health Equity

Resources from the United Kingdom:

       1. NHS – Health Inequalities

Offers an overview and insights into health inequalities in the UK, highlighting the impact of social determinants on health.

NHS Health Inequalities

          2. Public Health England (PHE) – Health Equity Collection

A comprehensive collection of resources on health equity, including reports and analyses specific to the UK context.

PHE Health Equity Collection

  1. The King’s Fund – Health Inequalities

Features a rich array of resources on health inequalities, including articles, podcasts, and reports.

The King’s Fund – Health Inequalities

Canadian Insights:

          1. Health Canada – Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities

Focuses on the social determinants of health and health inequalities in Canada, offering a deep dive into the Canadian health system's approach.

Health Canada – Social Determinants of Health

Australian Resources:

          1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Australia's Health Reports

Provides comprehensive reports on Australia's health, including health inequalities and social determinants of health.

AIHW – Australia's Health Reports


This guide is designed to serve as a starting point for anyone eager to engage with the global challenge of health equity and inequalities. By exploring these resources, we can all gain a deeper understanding of the issues at hand and the steps we can take to advocate for and implement change. Whether you're writing a paper, planning a community initiative, or simply looking to educate yourself, these resources offer valuable insights and information to support your journey towards health equity.