Abstract: Take Home Messages
The purpose of this scoping review was to better understand the field of population health research in Ontario by taking account of:
The key findings of the review of 173 academic and 114 grey literature sources published in English or French during the five-year period (2005-2009) include the following:
Results suggest there is a significant need for population health intervention and equity research in the province to move beyond a focus on health behaviour to address broader determinants of health at the individual as well as at collective levels, particularly among disadvantaged populations. Action on health equity requires sustained and interdisciplinary research in Ontario, particularly in regions of Ontario with underdeveloped research capacity.
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