Distinguished Research Chair. School of Epidemiology and Public Healh, Faculty of Medicine. University of Ottawa, ONTARIO

Ronald Labonté holds a Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity at the School of Epidemiology and Public Heath. He is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Ottawa, and in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia. He is also adjunct Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan. Prior to his appointment in 2004 at the University of Ottawa, he was founding Director of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), a bi-university interdisciplinary research organization that was committed to “engaged research” on population health determinants at local, national and global levels. For the past 25 years, Ron’s work has focused on the health equity impacts of contemporary globalization. This has included reviews of globalization and health analytical frameworks undertaken for the World Health Organization, the first major study of G8 health and development commitments, policy measures to mitigate the negative health impacts of global health worker migration, the impacts of globalization on the health of Canadians, global health diplomacy (health in foreign policy), medical tourism, trade and food security, trade and tobacco control, and participatory research to advance comprehensive primary health care in many parts of the world. Ron is a founding member of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, and a past board member of provincial and national public health and international health associations in Canada. Most recently, he chaired the Globalization Knowledge Network for the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. Ron was also a member of the research team that advised the 2002 Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada on the impacts of globalization and trade on health. Prior to his work in global health, Ron worked, consulted and published extensively on health promotion, empowerment and health, and community development for over twenty years, including 15 years employment with provincial and local Canadian governments. He continues to undertake some research and training work in local health empowerment initiatives. Much of his earlier writings in this field are still taught in many universities; and his practice models continue to be used by public health practitioners internationally. Ron has over 300 scientific publications and several hundred articles in popular media. His recent books include Population Health in Canada: Issues, Research & Action (co-edited with Ivy Bourgeault, Corinne Packer and Vivien Runnels, Canadian Scholars Press, 2018); Achieving Health for All: Case Studies in the Struggle for Comprehensive Primary Health Care (co-edited with David Sanders, Corinne Packer and Nikki Schaay, University of Toronto Press/IDRC, 2017); Travelling Well: Essays in Medical Tourism, Ottawa (co-edited with Ray Deonandan, Corinne Packer and Vivien Runnels) (, Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy (co-edited with Ted Schrecker, Corinne Packer and Vivien Runnels, Routledge. 2009); Critical Public Health: A Reader (co-edited with Judith Greene, Routledge. 2007); Health Promotion: From Community Empowerment to Global Justice (co-authored with Glenn Laverack, Palgrave Macmillan. 2008); Health for Some: Death, Disease and Disparity in a Globalizing Era (co-authored with Ted Schrecker and Amit Sen Gupta, Centre for Social Justice, 2005); and Fatal Indifference: The G8, Africa and Global Health (co-authored with Ted Schrecker, David Sanders and Wilma Meeus, University of Cape Town Press/IDRC Books, 2004). To view other selected presentations, publications and books please follow the links above. ​


Ruckert, A., Shadeed, E., Hillier, S. Eyed, E. Labonté, R., 2021 The Canadian Policy Response to COVID-19: What’s in it for Health Equity? Ottawa : University of Ottawa and York University, Global One Health Network.

McNamara,  C., Labonte, R., Schram,, A., Townsend, B., Glossary on free trade agreements and health: the shift from multilateralism and the rise of ‘WTO Plus’ provisions. Part 1. 

McNamara,  C., Labonte, R., Schram,, A., Townsend, B.,Glossary on free trade agreements and health: the shift from multilateralism and the rise of ‘WTO Plus’ provisions. Part 2.


Bergen, N., Ruckert, A., Abebe, L., Asfaw, S., Kiros, G., Mamo, A., Morankar, S., Kulkarni, M., Labonté, R. Characterizing ‘health equity’ as a national health sector priority for maternal, newborn, and child health in Ethiopia. 2020

Ruckert, A., Fafard, P., Hindmarch, S., Morris, A., Packer, C., Patrick, D., Wesse, S., Wilson, K., Wong, A., and Labonté, R.  Governing Antimicrobial Resistance: A Scoping Review of Global Governance Mechanisms 2020

Ruckert, A., Zinszer, K., Zarowsky, C., Labonté, R. and Carabin, H, What role for One Health in the COVID 19? 2020

Labonté, R, Purveyors of the commercial determinants of health have no place at any policy table. 2020

Labonté, R, Baum, F., Right wing politics and public policy the need for a broad frame and further research 2020

Lencucha, R., Drope, J., Labonté, R., et. al., The Political Economy of Tobacco in Mozambique and Zimbabwe: A Triangulation Mixed Methods Protocol, 2020

Lencucha, R., Moyo, T., Labonté, R., et. at., Shifting from tobacco growing to alternatives in Malawi? A qualitative analysis of policy and perspectives, 2020

Yaya, S., Out, A., Labonté R. Globalisation in the time of COVID-19: repositioning Africa to meet the immediate and remote challenges, 2020

Gleeson, D., and Labonté, R., Trade Agreements and Public Health: A Primer for Health Policy Makers, Researchers and Advocates, 2020

Ruckert, A., Schram, A. and Labonté, R., (eds.) Trade and Health Series

Hussain, S., Javadi, D., Andrey, J., et. al., Health intersectoralism in the Sustainable Development Goal era: from theory to practice, Globalization and Health, 2020

Out, A. Ebenso, B., Labonté, R., Yaya, S. Tackling COVID-19: can the African continent play the long game? Journal of Global Health, 2020

Labonté, R, Gleeson, D., McNamara, C.  USMCA 2.0: A few improvements but far from a ‘healthy’ treaty, Globalization and Health, 2020

 Labonté, R. Editorial: Editorial: Globalization and Health Scholarship in a Time of Pandemic: From Critical Past to Uncertain Future, 2020

Bergen, N., Ruckert, A., Kulkarni, M.,,  “Problematizing ‘health equity’ as a national health sector priority in Ethiopia” Critical Public Health 2020

Appau, A., Makoka, D., Moyo, T.,, “A new era for alternatives to tobacco growing in Malawi? A qualitative analysis of policy and perspectives,” Health Policy and Planning  2020

Clark, M., Magati, P., Drope, J.,, Understanding alternatives to tobacco production in Kenya: A qualitative analysis at the sub-national level, 2020

Townsend, B., Schram, A., Baum, F., Labonte, R., et. al., How does policy framing enable or constrain inclusion of the social determinants of health and health equity on trade policy agendas?, 2020

Freeman, T., Baum, F., Labonté, R., et. al., The contribution of group work to the goals of comprehensive primary health care, 2020

Schram, A., Aisbett, A., Townsend, B., et. al., Toxic trade: how trade liberalisation shapes national alcohol environments, 2020

Bergen, N., Zhu, G., Asfaw, S., et. al., “Promoting gender equity in health: challenges and opportunities in rural Ethiopia,” 2020

Kurji, J., Kulkarni, M. Gebretsadik, L., et. al., Effectiveness of Upgraded Maternity Waiting Homes and Local Leader Training in Improving Institutional Births among Women in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial, 2019

Thow, A.M., Jones, A., Schneider, C.H., et. al., Increasing the public health voice in global decision-making on nutrition labelling, 2020


Bergen, N., Labonté, R., Asfaw, S., et. al., Equity in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Expanding Health Services in Rural Ethiopia, 2019

Labonté,, Baum, F, and Sanders, D. “Poverty, Justice and Health,” in (eds.). Oxford Textbook of Public Health (2019) (in press)

Sanders, D., Nandi, S., Labonté, R., Vance, C., Van Damme, W. From primary health care to universal health coverage – one step forward and two steps back, 2019

Ruckert A., Labonte R. Lencucha R., Health in Canadian foreign policy: the role of norms and security interest, 2019

Labonte R. et al. Consequences of Policy incoherence: how Zambia’s post CTC investment policy stimulated tobacco production. 2019

Cerón A., Crooks, V., Labonté, R., Snyder, J., Flores, W. Medical Tourism in Guatemala: Qualitatively Exploring How Existing Health System Inequities Facilitate Sector Development, 2019

Townsend, B., Schram A Labonté, R., et. al., How do actors with asymmetrical power assert authority in policy agenda setting? A study of authority claims by health actors in trade policy, 2019

Crooks, V., Labonte, R., et al. Medical tourism will…obligate physicians to elevate their level so that they can compete a qualitative exploration of the anticipated impacts of inbound medical tourism on health human resources in Guatemala, 2019

Labonte, R. et al.Cautionary tales of tax incentives for cigarette makers from Zambia, 2019

Bergen, N., Ruckert, A., Labonté, R., Monitoring frameworks for Universal Health Coverage in the Sustainable Development Goals: What about high-income countries?, 2019

Asfaw, S., Morankar S., Abera, M., et. al., Talking health trusted health messengers and effective ways of delivering health messages for rural mothers in Southwest Ethiopia, 2019

Labonte, Ronald, Global Governance of Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling: A Qualitative Analysis, 2019

Labonte, Ronald, Trade, investment and public health: compiling the evidence and assembling the arguments, 2019


Ramirez J. et al. Chile’s Role in Global Health Diplomacy: A Narrative Literature Review, 2018

Lencucha, R., Ruckert, A., Drope, J., et. al., Opening windows and closing gaps: Canada’s 2009 Tobacco additive bans and its policy lessons, 2018

Bergen N. et al., Perceptions and experiences related to health and health inequality among rural communities in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: a rapid qualitative assessment, 2018

Labonté, R., Saunders, D., van de Pas, R., Whither the WHO Code in the Scrap the Cap campaign? ,2018

Javanparast, S., Freeman, T., Baum, F., et. al., How institutional forces, ideas and actors shaped population health planning in Australian regional primary health care organisations,  2018

Labonté, R., From mid-level policy analysis to macro-level political economy: Comment on ‘Developing a framework for a program theory-based approach to evaluating policy processes and outcomes: Health in All Policies in South Australia’ , 2018

Sanders, D., Labonté, R, Legge D., Managing the conflicts between private interests and public responsibility 2018.

Khayatzadeh-Mahani, A., Labonté, R., and Masoud, A. “Barriers to a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach to childhood obesity: A case study of Iran”, (in press)

Labonté, R., From mid-level policy analysis to macro-level political economy: Comment on ‘Developing a framework for a program theory-based approach to evaluating policy processes and outcomes, Health in All Policies in South Australia, 2018

Sanders, D., Labonté, R, Legge D., Managing the conflicts between private interests and public responsibility, 2018

Lencucha, A., Reddy, S., Labonté, R., Drope, J., Magati, P., Goma, F., Zulu, R. and Makoka, D. Global tobacco control and economic norms: an analysis of normative commitments in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia, 2018

Schram, A., Ruckert, A., VanDuzer, T., Friel, S., Labonté, R. Internalisation of international investment agreements in public policymaking: developing a conceptual framework of regulatory chill, 2018

Labonté, R., Lencucha, R., Drope, J., Packer, C., Goma, F., and Zulu, R. The institutional context of tobacco production in Zambia, 2018


Magati P, Q Li, J Drope, R Lencucha, R Labonté. 2016. The Economics of Tobacco Farming in Kenya. Nairobi: International Institute for Legislative Affairs and Atlanta: American Cancer Society.

Freeman, T., Baum, F., Labonté, R., Javanparast, S., Lawless, A., “Primary health care reform, dilemmatic space, and risk of burnout among health workers,” Health. Pp.1-21. * DOI: 10.1177/1363459317693404

Goma, F, J Drope, R Zulu, Q Li, G Chelwa, R Labonté, J Banda. 2017. The Economics of Tobacco Farming in Zambia (Revised version) Lusaka: University of Zambia School of Medicine and Atlanta: American Cancer Society.

Khayatzadeh-Mahani, A., Ruckert, A., & Labonté, R. “Obesity prevention: co-framing for intersectoral ‘buy-in’”, Critical Public Health (2017) 1-8.

Labonté, R., Schram, A. & Ruckert, A. “The TPP is Dead, Long Live the TPP?” International Journal of Health Policy and Management (2017):6(x):1-3

Labonté, R., “Framing Political Change: Can a Left Populism Disrupt the Rise of the Reactionary Right?” International Journal of  Health Policy and Management 6(x):1-3 (2017)

Labonté, R., “Health Promotion in an Age of Normative Equity and Rampant Inequality,” International Journal of Health Policy and Management (2016), 5(12), 675-82.

Thow, A.M., Hawkes, C., Jones, A., Ali, I. & Labonté, R. “Nutrition Labelling is a Trade Policy Issue: Lessons from an Analysis of Specific Trade Concerns at the World Trade Organization”, Health Promotion International (2017) 1-11.

McNamara, C. and Labonté, R. “Trade, Labour Markets and Health: A prospective policy analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership” International of Health Services (2017). (45%)

Torres S, Balcázar H, Resenthal LE, Labonté R, Durrell F, & Chiu Y. Community health workers in Canada and the U.S.: Working from the margins to address health equity [commentary]. (2017) Critical Public Health (limited free downloads)


Johnston, R., Crooks, V., Ceron, A., Labonté, R., Snyder, J., Nunez, E., Flores, W., “Inbound Medical Tourism in Central America and the Caribbean: Factors Driving and Inhibiting Sector Development and Their Health Equity Implications,” Global Health Action (2016) 12(9):1-10.

Labonté R. “That’s enough patients for everyone!” Stakeholder views on attracting patients into Barbados and Guatemala’s emerging medical tourism sectors.  Globalization and Health (2016) 12(60) (open access)

Nour S, Labonté R, & Bancej C. Impact of the 2008 global financial crisis on the health of Canadians: repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey, 2007–2013Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (2016)

Freeman T, Baum F, Lawless A, Labonté R, Sanders D et al. Case study of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in Australia: Universal, rights-based, publicly-funded comprehensive primary health care in action. (2016) Health and Human Rights 18:2 (open access)

Baum, F., Sanders, D., Fisher, M., Anaf, J., Freudenberg, N., Friel, S., Labonté, R., London, L., Scott-Samuel, A., Sengupta, A.   “Assessing the health impact of transnational corporations: its importance and a framework,” Globalization and Health (2016) 12(27):1-7.

Baum, F., Freeman, T., Sanders, D., Labonté, R., Lawless, A., Javanparast, S. “Comprehensive Primary Health Care under neo-liberalism in Australia” Social Science and Medicine. 168 (2016)

Crooks, V., Johnston, R. Labonté, R, Snyder, J. “Critically reflecting on Loh’s “Trends and structural shifts in health tourism”, Social Science and Medicine (2016) 152:186-0.

Friel, S., Ponnamperuma, S., Schram, A., Gleeson, D., Thow, A-M., Labonté, R., “Shaping the discourse: What has the food industry been lobbying for in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and what are the implications for dietary health?” Critical Public Health (2016)

Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. (2016, February 9). “Canada should reject trade deal,” Winnipeg Free Press.

Labonté, R. and Stuckler, D., “The rise of neoliberalism: How bad economics imperils health and what to do about it,” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health * (2016) 70(3):312-318

Martin, B., MacLachlan, M., Labonté, R., Larkin, F., Vallieres, F., and Bergin, N. “Globalization and Health: developing the journal to advance the field,” Globalization and Health (2016) 1-9.

Tchialeu, R.I.D., Yaya, S. and Labonté, R. “Health systems readiness to manage the hypertension epidemic in the Western Cape, South Africa,” Journal of Medical Internet Research (2016) 5(1):1-10.

Lencucha, R., Drope, J., Labonte, R., & Zulu, R. “Costs, revenues and profits: an economic analysis of smallholder tobacco farmer livelihoods in Malawi” (October 2016) Tobacco Control.

Labonté, R., Proulx, K., & Ruckert, A. (2016). Canada’s flagship development priority: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Canadian Journal of Development Studies (August 2016).

Schram, A., Ruckert, A., Labonté, R. and Miller B. “Media and neoliberal hegemony: Canadian newspaper coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement” (2016) Studies in Political Economy.

Lencucha, R., Labonté, R., and Drope, J. “Rhetoric and the Law, or the Law of Rhetoric: How countries oppose novel tobacco control at the WTO,” (July 2016) Social Science and Medicine.

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R., Schram, A. Miller, B., Friel, S., Gleeson, D., Thow, A.- M. “Policy Coherence, Health, and the Sustainable Development Goals: a health impact assessment of the TPP” (April 2016) Critical Public Health

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R., & Schram, A. (2016, February 9). The verdict is in: The TPP is a threat to the well-being of Canadians [Web log comment].

Baker, P., Friel, S., Schram, A., Labonté, R., & Stucker, D. (2016). Trade and Investment liberalisation, food systems change and ultra-processed food consumption: a natural experiment contrasting the soft drinks markets of Peru and BoliviaGlobalization and Health.  12(24): 1-13.

Bourgeault, I., Labonté, R., Runnels, V., Packer C. and Tomblin Murphy, G. (2016). Knowledge and potential impact of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: Does it matter for source and destination country stakeholders? Human Resources for Health. 14(25): 121-123.

Crooks, V., Johnston, R. Labonté, R, Snyder, J. “Critically reflecting on Loh’s “Trends and structural shifts in health tourism”, Social Science and Medicine (2016) 152:186-0.

Friel, S., Ponnamperuma, S., Schram, A., Gleeson, D., Thow, A-M., Labonté, R.. (2016)  Shaping the discourse: What has the food industry been lobbying for in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and what are the implications for dietary health? Critical Public Health

Labonté, R., & Ruckert, A. (2016, February 9). “Canada should reject trade deal,” Winnipeg Free Press

Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. “Trans-Pacific Partnership needs close scrutiny,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10/5/2015 p.A9.

Labonté, R. and Stuckler, D., “The rise of neoliberalism: How bad economics imperils health and what to do about it,” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health * (2016) 70(3):312-318

Labonté, R., Ruckert, A., & Schram, A.  (2016). The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and health: Few gains, some losses, many risksGlobalization and Health. 12(25): 1-7.

Labonté, R., Ruckert, A., & Schram, A. (2016, February 3). Philip Morris v Australia: A crushing blow to Big Tobacco or a deferral of sentencing for plain packaging? Healthy Policies.

Labonté, R., Schram, A. and Ruckert, A. (2016). The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Is It Everything We Feared For Health? International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 5(8): 487-496.


Labonté, R. “Medical travel and trade: equitable access or economic grab?” 30 June 2015.

Labonté, R. “Medical tourism isn’t always a fair deal for developing countries,” The Conversation, February 25, 2015.

Labonté R, Cobbett E, Orsini M, Spitzer D, Schrecker T and Ruckert A. “Globalization and the Health of Canadians: ‘Having a Job is the Most Important Thing’” Globalization and Health. (May 2015) 11:19 doi: 10.1186/s12992-015-0104-1

Labonté, R., Sanders, D., Mathole, T., Crush, J., Chikanda, A., Dambisya, Y., Runnels, V., Packer, C., MacKenzie, A., Tomblin-Murphy, G. and Bourgeault, I. “Health worker migration from South Africa: Causes, consequences and policy responses,” Human Resources for Health (2015) 13:92:1-16

Labonté, R. “From the Myth of Level Playing Fields to the Reality of a Finite Planet,” International Journal of Health Policy and Management (2015) 5:2 137-139  doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2015.202

Ruckert, A., Caldbick, S. and Labonté, R. “Equity in Times of Austerity: Ontario’s Revenue Crisis in Historical Perspective” Canadian Review of Social Policy 72/73 (2015): 30-63.

Akintola, G., Gwelo, N.B., Labonté, R. and Appadu, T., “The global financial crisis: experiences of and implications for community-based organizations providing health and social services in South Africa” Critical Public Health. (2015) Vol. 26, No. 3, 307–321

Schram, A., Labonté, R., Baker, P., Friel, S. Reeves, A. and Stuckler, D. “The role of trade and investment liberalization in the sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages market: a natural experiment contrasting Vietnam and the Philippines” Globalization and Health (October 2015) 11:41

Schram, A., Ruckert, A. and Labonté, R. “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trading Away Our Health?” Canadian Journal of Public Health. May/June (2015) 106(4) doi:10.17269/cjph.106.4896

Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. “Austerity Lite: Social Determinants of Health under Canada’s Neo-Liberal Capture,” in McBride, S., Boychuk, G. and Mahon, R. (eds.) The Global Crisis and Social Policy (2015) Vancouver: UBC Press (pp. 272-291).

Labonté, R., Baum, F, and Sanders, D. “Poverty, Justice and Health,” in R. Detels, C.C. Tan, Q.A. Karim, and M. Guilliford (eds.). Oxford Textbook of Public Health (2015) pp.89-105.

Najafizada, S. A. M., Bourgeault, I., Labonté, R., Packer, C., & Torres, S. (2015). Community health workers in Canada and other high-income countries: A scoping review and research gaps. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 106(3). doi: 10.17269/cjph.106.4747

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R., and Parker, R. “Global healthcare policy and the austerity agenda,” in Kuhlmann, E., Blank, R., Bourgeault, I., and Wendt, C. (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, (2015) pp.37-53.

Labonté, R. “Globalization and Health,” in Wright, J.D. (editor-in-chief) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, (2015). Oxford: Elsevier, pp.198-205.

McKee, M. and Labonté, R., “European Commission’s proposals on trade secrets,” Editorial, BMJ, 2015, pp 1-2 doi: 10.1136/bmj.h1369

Woldie, M., Morankar, S., Feyissa, G.T., Labonté, R. and Sanders, D. “Coverage of child health services in rural districts of Ethiopia with the Health Services Extension Program,” Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 2015, 7(7):223-231

Labonté, R. and Lencucha, R. “Regulating Electronic Cigarettes: Between Precaution and Harm Reduction,” Canadian Medical Association Journal. CMAJ, 2015.

Lencucha, R., Labonté, R. and Drope, J. “Tobacco plain packaging: too hot for regulatory chill,” The Lancet Vol 385, p.1723, March 2 2015.

Packer, C., Runnels, V and Labonté, R. (2015). “Canada’s response to female genital mutilation: Are we failing our girls?”, Canadian Medical Association Journal, doi:10.1503 /cmaj.141215.

Najafizada, S.A., Labonté, R., Bourgeault, I., Torres, S., Packer, C. “The role of Community Health Workers in Canada and some other HICS: a scoping review” Canadian Journal of Public Health, March/April 2015.106(3):e157–e164.

Lencucha, R., Drope, J., Labonté, R., Goma, F. and Zulu, R. “Investment Incentives and the Implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Evidence from Zambia” Tobacco Control July 6, 2015.

Kaewanuchit, C., Muntaner, C., Labonté, R. and Johnson, D.A. “Stress among Thais farmworkers under globalization: a causal model,” Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 23(1):169-182, March 2015.

Labonté, R., Attaran, A., Bourgeault, I., Tomblin-Murphy, G., Sanders, D. “Trading health for oil? Uganda should not export its health workers,” The Lancet Vol. 385 February 28, 2015.

Thow, A-M, Snowdon, W., Labonté, R., Gleeson, D., Stuckler, D., Hattersley, L., Schram, A., Kay, A., Friel, S. “Will the next generation of preferential trade and investment agreements undermine prevention of noncommunicable diseases? A prospective policy analysis of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement” Health Policy 119 (2015): 88-96.

Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. (2015, May 10). “Trans-Pacific Partnership needs close scrutiny,” Winnipeg Free Press, p.A9.


Anaf, J; Baum, F; Freeman, T; Labonté, R; Javanparast, S; Lawless, A; Jolley, G and Bentley, M. “Factors shaping intersectoral action for health care in primary health care services” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health October 2014. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12284

Caldbick, S., Labonté, R., Mohindra, K.S., & Ruckert, A. (2014). “Globalization and the rise of precarious employment: the new frontier for workplace health promotion,” Global Health Promotion, 1757-9759; Vol 0(0):1–9. doi:10.1177/1757975913514781

De Vos, P., Schuftan, C., Sanders, D., Labonté, R., Woodward, D., Birn, A.E., Bodini, C., Stefani, A., and Serag, H., “Commission on Governance for Health: just another report?” The Lancet 383 2014: 1379-80.

Freeman, T., Jolley, G., Lawless, A., Baum, F., Javanparast, S., Edwards, T., & Labonté, R. (2014). “Community Assessment Workshops: A group method for gathering client experiences of health services,” Health and Social Care in the Community, 22(1): 47–56. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12060

Freeman, T., Jolley, G., Lawless, A., Baum, F., Javanparast, S., Edwards, T., and Labonté, R. “Community Assessment Workshops: A group method for gathering client experiences of health services,” Health and Social Care in the Community 2014, 22(1): 47–56.

Globalization and Health 2014, 10(20):1-7.

Irwin, R., Labonté, R., Ruckert, A. “Where’s the theory in health diplomacy?” Journal of Health Diplomacy 2014, 1(2):1-3.

Jolley, G., Freeman, T., Baum, F., Hurley, C., Lawless, A., Bentley, M., Labonté, R., and Sanders, D. “Health policy in South Australia 2003–2010: primary health care workforce perceptions of the impact of policy change on health promotion.” Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 25 2014:116-24.

Labonté, R. “Cross Border Medical Travel”, in B. Jennings et al (eds.), Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 4th Edition. Macmillan, 2014, pp.718-23.

Labonté, R. “Development goals in the post-2015 world: Whither Canada?” Canadian Journal of Public Health 2014, 105(3):e224-e228.

Labonté, R. “The Health Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization,” in Global Health Watch 4 London: Zed Books, 2014, pp.11-42.

Labonté, R., “Health in All (Foreign) Policies: Challenges in Achieving Coherence,” Health Promotion International 2014, 29:S1: 1-11

Labonté, R., Sanders, D, Packer, C. and Schaay, N. “Is the Alma Ata Vision of Comprehensive Primary Health Care Viable? Findings from an International Project” Global Health Action 2014, 7:24997. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.24997

Labonté, R. (2013). “Globalization and Health Equity Towards Sustainable Development,” in PAHO/WHO, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development: Towards the Future We Want, Washington, DC: PAHO.

Labonté, R. “The Global Health Agenda and Shrinking Policy Spaces in the Post-Crisis Landscape,” in Jacobs, L. and Drache, D. (eds) Linking Global Trade and Human Rights: New Policy Spaces in Hard Economic Times, Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp. 216-235.

Mosquera,  P., Hernández,  J., Vega,  R., Labonté, R., Sanders,  D., Dahlblom, K. & San Sebastián, M. (2013). “Challenges of implementing a Primary Health Care strategy in Bogota, Colombia: A qualitative study,” International Journal of Health Planning and Management. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2228

Najafizada, S.A., Labonté, R., Bourgeault, I. “Community health workers of Afghanistan: a qualitative study of a national program,” Conflict and Health 2014, 8:26:1-26.

Ruckert, A. and Labonté, R., “The social determinants of health,” in G.W. Brown, G. Yamey and S. Wamala (eds.). The Handbook of Global Health Policy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, pp.267-85.

Ruckert, A., & Labonté, R. (2014). “The global financial crisis and health equity: early experiences from Canada,” Globalization and Health 2014, 10:2. doi:10.1186/1744-8603-10-2

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R. “Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in global health: the good, the bad and the ugly,” Third World Quarterly 2014, 35(9): 1598-1614.

Runnels, V., Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. “Global health diplomacy: Barriers to inserting health into Canadian foreign policy.” Global Public Health 2014:1-13.

Runnels, V., Labonté, R., Packer, C., Chaudhry, S., Adams, O., & Blackmer, J. (2014). “Canadian physicians’ responses to cross border healthcare: a preliminary survey,” Globalization and Health, 10(20):1-7. doi: 10.1186/1744-8603-10-20

Runnels, V., Labonté, R., Packer, C., Chaudhry, S., Adams, O., and Blackmer, J. “Canadian physicians’ responses to cross border healthcare: a preliminary survey,”

Schram, A., Labonté, R., & Sanders, D. (2013). “Urbanization and International Trade and Investment Policies as Determinants of Noncommunicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa, Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 56(3):281-201. doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2013.09.016

Torres, D., Labonté, R., Spitzer, D., Andrews, C., Amaratunga, C. “Improving Health Equity: The Promising Role of Community Health Workers in Canada.” Healthcare Policy/Politiques de Santé 2014. 10(1):71-83.


Baum, F. & Labonté, R. (2013). “Healthwash in Helsinki,” Health Promotion International, pp 1-3. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dat054

Baum, F., Freeman, T., Jolley, G., Lawless, A., Bentley, M., Vartoo, K., Boffa, J., Labonté, R., & Sanders, D. (2013). “Health promotion in Australian multi-disciplinary primary health care services: case studies from South Australia and the Northern Territory,” Health Promotion International, pp 1-15. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dat029

Baum, F., Legge, D., Freeman, T. Lawless, A., Labonté, R., & Jolley, G. (2013). “The potential for multi-disciplinary primary health care services to take action on the social determinants of health: actions and constraints,” BMC Public Health, 13:460, 1-13. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-460

De Vogli, R., Schrecker, T. and Labonté R. “Neoliberal globalization and health inequalities,” in Monaghan, L. (ed.). Key Concepts in Medical Sociology, London: Sage, 2013.

Deonandan, R., Runnels, V., Labonté, R. and Packer, C., “Introduction,” in Labonté, R., Deonandan, R., Packer, C., Runnels, V. (eds) Travelling Well: Essays in Medical Tourism, Ottawa: Collection d’études transdisciplinaires en santé des populations/Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health Series, 4(1) 2013. ISSN 1922-1398.

Friel, S, Labonté, R., Sanders, D. ‘Measuring progress on diet-related NCDs: the need to address the causes of the causes,’ Lancet 381:903-4. March 2013.

Friel, S., Gleeson, D., Thow, A-M., Labonté, R., Stuckler, D., Kay, A. & Snowdown, W. (2013). “A new generation of trade policy: potential risks to diet-related health from the trans pacific partnership agreement,” Globalization and Health, 9(46): 1-7. doi:10.1186/1744-8603-9-46

Gagnon, M. & Labonté, R. (2008-2013). “Understanding how and why health is integrated into foreign policy: a case study of Health is Global: A UK Government Strategy 2008-2013” Globalization and Health 9:24. doi:10.1186/1744-8603-9-24

Koivusalo, M., Labonté, R., Wibulpolprasert, S., Kanchanachitra, S. “Globalization and policy space for health, and a HIAP approach,” in Leppo, K., Ollila, O., Pena, S., Wismar, M. and Cook, S. (eds.) Health in All Policies, Helsinki: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland; UNRISD; and others, 2013, pp.81-103.

Labonté, R. (2013). “Health activism in a globalising era: lessons past for efforts future,” Lancet, 381:2158-9. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61429-4

Labonté, R. (2013). “Human Rights and Equity: The Value Base for Global Health Diplomacy,” in Kickbusch, I. et al. (eds.) Global Health Diplomacy: Concepts, Issues, Actors, Instruments, Fora and Cases, Springer Books. ISBN: 9781461454014 1461454018

Labonté, R. “Let’s Make A Deal: The Commerce of Medical Tourism,” in Labonté, R., Deonandan, R., Packer, C., Runnels, V. (eds) Travelling Well: Essays in Medical Tourism, Ottawa: Collection d’études transdisciplinaires en santé des populations/Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health Series, 4(1) 2013.

Labonté, R. “Overview: Medical Tourism Today: What, Who, Why and Where?” in Labonté, R., Deonandan, R., Packer, C., Runnels, V. (eds) Travelling Well: Essays in Medical Tourism, Ottawa: Collection d’études transdisciplinaires en santé des populations/Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health Series, 4(1) 2013.

Labonté, R., Mohindra, K.S. & Lencucha, R. (2013). “Framing International Trade and Chronic Disease,” in D. McQueen (ed.) Global Handbook on Non-Communicable Diseases and Health PromotionSpringer Books. doi: 10.1186/1744-8603

Runnels, V., Packer, C. & Labonté, R. (2013). “Global policies and local practices in the ethical recruitment of health human resources”, in Cohen, G. (ed.) The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues, Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0011

Runnels, V., Packer, C. Labonté, R. and Deonandan, R. “Conclusion: Medical Tourism Today and Tomorrow” in Labonté, R., Deonandan, R., Packer, C., Runnels, V. (eds) Travelling Well: Essays in Medical Tourism, Ottawa: Collection d’études transdisciplinaires en santé des populations/Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health Series, 4(1) 2013. ISSN 1922-1398.

Schrecker, T. & Labonté, R. (2013). “Global development and population health”, in J. Nriagu. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Revised Open Access Edition, Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Stoebenau, K., Nair, RC., Rambeloson, V., Rakotoarison, PG., Razafintsalama, V., & Labonté, R. (2013). “Consuming sex: the association between modern goods, lifestyles and sexual behaviour among youth in Madagascar,” Globalization and Health, 9:13. doi:10.1186/1744-8603-9-13

Torres, S., Spitzer, D., Labonté, R., Amaratunga, C. & Andrew, C. (2013). “Community Health Workers in Canada: Innovative approaches to health promotion outreach and community development among immigrant and refugee populations,” Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 36(4):305-18. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0b013e3182a5480f

Veras, M., Pottie, K., Welch, V., Labonté, R., Eslava-Schmalbach, J., Borkhoff, C., Kristjansson, E., & Tugwell, P. (2013). “Reliability and validity of a new survey to assess global health competencies of health professionals,” Global Journal of Health Science, 5(1):13-27. doi: 10.5539/gjhs.v5n1p13


Javanparast, S., Baum, F., Labonté, R. & Sanders, D. (2012). “Community health workers’ perspectives on their contribution to rural health and well-being in Iran,” American Journal of Public Health 101(12):2287-92.

Javanparast, S., Baum, F., Labonté, R., Sanders, D., Rajabi, Z., & Heidari, G. (2012). “The experience of community health workers training in Iran: a qualitative study,”BMC Health Services Research, 12:291. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-291

Kaewanuchit, C., Muntaner, C., Dendoung, S., Labonte, R., Suttawet, C., & Chiengkul, W. (2012). “The Psychosocial Stress Model for Thai contract farmers under globalization: a Path Analysis Model,” Asia Biomedicine, 6(3): 385-395.

Labonté, R. (2012). “Global action on social determinants of health,” Journal of Public Health Policy, 33(2): 139-147.

Labonté, R. (2012). “Promoting Health in a Globalized World: The Biggest Challenge of All” in Rootman, I.,  Dupéré, S., Pederson, A. and O’Neill, M. (eds) Health Promotion in Canada: Critical Perspective on Practice. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Labonté, R., (2012). “The austerity agenda: how did we get there and where do we go next?” Critical Public Health 22:3, 257-265.

Labonté, R., Hadi., A. & Kaufmann, X. (2012). Indicators of Social Exclusion and Inclusion: A Critical and Comparative Analysis of the Literature, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and E/Exchange Working Paper Series, PHIRN.

Labonté, R., Runnels, V. & Gagnon, M. (2012). “Past Fame, Present Frames and Future Flagship? An Exploration of How Health is Positioned in Canadian Foreign Policy,” Administrative Sciences, 2(2): 162-185.

Lenchuha, R., Kothari, A. & Labonté, R. (2012). Enacting Accountability: Networked Governance, NGOs and the FCTCGlobal Health Governance, 2: 1-17.

Mohindra, K.S., Lencucha, R. &  Labonté, R. (2012). “Reaching behind borders: international trade and chronic disease,” in T. Schrecker (ed.). Research Companion to the Globalization of Health, Toronto: Ashgate. ISBN978-1-4094-0924-3

Mosquera,  P., Hernández  J., Vega  R., Martínez  J., Labonté R. Sanders  D. & San Sebastián  M. (2012). “The impact of primary healthcare in reducing inequalities in child health outcomes, Bogota – Colombia: an ecological analysis,” International Journal for Equity in Health, 11:66:1-12.

Mosquera, P., Hernández, J., Vega, R., Martínez, J., Labonté, R., Sanders, D., & San Sebastián, M. (2012). “Primary health care contribution to improve health outcomes in Botoga-Colombia: a longitudinal ecological analysis,” BMC Family Practice, 13:84. doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-84

Muhajarine, N., Labonté, R., & Winquist, B. (2012). “The Canadian Index of Well-Being Key Findings from the Population Health Domain,” Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103(5):342-7.

Ruckert, A. & Labonté, R. (2012). “The Global Financial Crisis and Health Equity: Towards a Conceptual Framework,” Critical Public Health, 22:3, 267-279.

Ruckert, A. & Labonté, R. (2012). “The financial crisis and global health: the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) policy response,” Health Promotion International.


Acosta, N., Pollard, J., Romero, R.V., & Labonté, R. (2011). “Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) in South America: Contexts, Achievements and Policy Implications,” Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 105-120.

Alsharif, MJ., Labonté, R. & Zuxun, L. (2011). “Medical Tourism: An Exploratory Study of Patient Experiences in Four Countries,” Global Social Policy 10(3):315-35.

Brown, G. & Labonté, R. (2011). “Globalization and its Methodological Discontents: Contextualizing Globalization through the Study of HIV/AIDS,” Globalization and Health, 7(29):1-12.

Freeman, T., Baum, F., Lawless, A., Jolley, G., Labonté, R., Bentley, M. & Boffa, J. (2011). “Reaching those with the greatest need: how Australian primary health care service managers, practitioners and funders understand and respond to health inequity,” Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17(4): 355-361.

Gagnon, M., & Labonté, R. (2011). “Human Rights in Global Health Diplomacy: A Critical Assessment.” Journal of Human Rights, 10(2): 189-213.

Hadi, A. & Labonté, R. (2011). Housing and Health of Recent Immigrants in Canada: A Narrative Review. E/Exchange Working Paper Series, PHIRN.

Javanparast, S., Baum, F., Labonté, R., Sanders, D., Heidari, G., & Rezaie, S. (2011). “A Policy Review of the Support for and Activities and Outcomes of the Community Health Worker Program in Iran,” Journal of Public Health Policy.32(2): 263-276.

Koivusalo, M., Labonté, R. & Sinclair, S. (2011). The Proposed EU-Canada Trade Agreement Raises Health Concerns in both Canada and European Union. Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Labonté, R. (2011). “Towards a post-Charter Health Promotion,” Health Promotion International 26(S2):1183-1186.

Labonté, R. (2011). Global Action on Social Determinants of Health. E/Exchange Working Paper Series, PHIRN.

Labonté, R., Mohindra, K., & Lencucha, R. (2011). “Framing International Trade and Chronic Disease,” Globalization and Health 21(3):273-87.

Labonté, R., Mohindra, K., & Schrecker, T. (2011). “The Growing Impact of Globalization for Health and Public Health Practice”, Annual Review of Public Health. 32.

Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., Mohindra, K. & Stoebenau, K. (eds). (2011). Global Health (4 Volumes), Sage Major Works.

Labonté, R., Walt, G., McCoy, D. et al. (2011). “Independent Advisory Group Foreword,” in IHP+ Results, Annual Performance Report 2011, London: IHP+ Results.

Labonté,  R. (2011). “From International to Global: Framing Health in the New Millennium”, Parker and M. Sommer (eds.). Handbook of Global Health, New York: Routledge.

Labonté, R. & Ruckert, A. (2011). “The Commission on Macroeconomics and Health Ten Years On: Was it the Right Recipe?” Lancet, 378:1902-3.

Larson, C., Haddad, S., Birn, A-E., Cole, D., Labonté, R., Hatcher-Roberts, S., Schrecker, T., Sellen, D., & Zakus, D. (2011). “Grand Challenges Canada: Inappropriate Emphasis and Missed Opportunities in Global Health Research?” Canadian Journal of Public Health 102(2): 149-51.

Michalos, A.C., Smale, B., Labonté, R., Muharjarine, N., Scott, K., Moore, K., Swystun, L., Holden, B., Bernardin, H., Dunning, B., Graham, P., Guhn, M., Gadermann, A.M., Zumbo, B.D., Morgan, A., Brooker, A.-S., & Hyman, I. (2011). The Canadian Index of Wellbeing. Technical Report 1.0. Waterloo, ON: Canadian Index of Wellbeing and University of Waterloo.

Mohindra, K., Labonté, R. & Spitzer, D. (2011). “The Global Financial Crisis: Whither Women’s Health?” Critical Public Health.21(3):273-288.

Ostlin, P., Schrecker, T., Sadana, T., Bonnefoy, J., Gilson, L., Hertzman, C., Kelly, M., Kjellstrom, T., Labonté, R., Lundberg, O., Muntaner, C., Popay, J., Sen, G., & Vaghri, Z. (2011). “Priorities for Research on Equity and Health: Towards an Equity-Focused Third Wave of Health Research.” PLoS Medicine, 8(11): e100115.

Runnels, V., Labonté, R., & Packer, C. (2011). “Reflections on the Ethics of Recruiting Foreign-Trained Human Resources” Human Resources for Health. 9(2): 1-11.


Alvaro, C., Lyons, R., Warner, G., Hobfoll, S., Martens, R., Labonté, R., & Brown, E.R. (2010). “Conservation of Resources Theory and Research Use in Health Systems”, Implementation Science. 5(79):1-20.

Bryant, T., Raphael, D., Schrecker, T., & Labonté, R. (2010). Canada: “A Land of Missed Opportunity for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health” Health Policy, 1-15. doc.10.1026/j.healthpol.2010.08.022

Cushon, J., Muhajarine, N., & Labonté, R. (2010). “Lived experience of economic and political trends related to neoliberal globalization”, Canadian Journal of Public Health 101(1):92-95.

Hurley, C., Baum, F., Johns, J., & Labonté, R. (2010). “Comprehensive Primary Health Care in Australia: findings from a narrative review of the literature”Australasian Medical Journal 1(2):147-52.

Labonté, R. (2010). “Health promotion and empowerment: reflections on professional practice”, Black, J., Furney, S., Graf, H. and Nolte, A. (eds.). Philosophical Foundations of Health Education, Jossey-Bass. (reprint as a select foundational article in the field of health education, originally published in 1994).

Labonté, R. (2010). “Health Systems Governance for Health Equity: Critical Reflections/Gobernanza de sistemas de salud para logar equidad: reflexiones críticas”, Revista de Salud (Colombia) 12(1):62-76.

Labonté, R. (2010). “Reflections on Stories and a Story/Dialogue Method in Health Research”, International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 13(4):1-11.

Labonté, R. (2010).  Global Health Policy: Exploring the Rationale for Health in Foreign Policy. Ottawa: Globalization and Health Equity Working Papers.

Labonté, R., & Gagnon, M. (2010). “Framing Health and Foreign Policy: Lessons for Global Health Diplomacy” Globalization and Health 6:14:1-22.

Labonté, R., & Gagnon, M. (2010). What is the Case for a Canadian Global Health Strategy? Government of Canada Health Canada: International Health Secretariat.

Labonté, R., & Marriott, A. (2010). “IHP+: Little progress in accountability or just little progress?” Lancet, 375(9725): 1505-1507.

Labonté, R., (ed.) (2010). Forgotten Families: Globalization and the Health of Canadians, Ottawa: Collection d’études transdisciplinaires en santé des populations/Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health Series. ISBN 1922-1398.

Labonté, R., Blouin, C., & Forman, L. (2010). Trade, Growth and Population Health: An Introductory Review. Ottawa: Collection d’études transdisciplinaires en santé des populations/Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health Series. ISSN 1922-1398

Labonté, R., Muhajarine, N., Winquist, B. & Quail, J. (2010). Healthy Populations : A report of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW). 

Labonté,  R. & Schrecker T. (2010). “The state of global health in a radically unequal world:  patterns and prospects”, Benatar, S. and Brock, G. (eds.). Global Health Ethics Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Labonté,  R. (2010). “Liberalized Trade and the Public’s Health: What are the linkages? What is the evidence? What are the healthy options?” in Andre den Exter (ed.) International Trade Law and Health Care.Erasmus University Publishers.

Lencucha, R., Kothari, A., & Labonté, R. (2010). “The Role of Non-governmental Organizations in Global Health Diplomacy: Negotiating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control”Health Policy and Planning, 1-8.

Lencucha, R., Labonté, R., & Rouse, M. (2010). “Beyond idealism and realism: Canadian NGO/government relations during the negotiation of the FCTC”, Journal of Public Health Policy 31(1):74-87.

Mohindra, K., & Labonté, R. (2010). “Making sense of the global economy: ten resources for health promoters”, Health Promotion International 25(3): 355-62.

Mohindra, K., & Labonté, R. (2010). “What works in meeting the health needs of Scheduled Tribes in India? A systematic review of the literature”, BMC Public Health, 10(438):1-10.

Ostlin, P., Schrecker, T., Sanada, R., Bonnefoy, J., Gilson, L., Hertzman, C., Kelly, M., Kjellstron, T., Labonté, R., Lundberg, O., Muntaner, C., Popay, J., Sen, G., & Vaghri, Z. (2010). Priorities for research on equity and health: Implications for global and national priority setting and the role of the WHO to take the health equity research agenda forward. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Packer, C., Runnels, V. & Labonté, R. (2010). “Does the migration of health workers bring benefits to the countries they leave behind?”, Shah, R. (ed.). The International Migration of Health Workers: Ethics, Rights and Justice, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Schrecker, T., & Labonté, R. (2010). “Global development and population health”, J. Nriagu. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Amsterdam: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-52272-6.00190-2

Schrecker, T., & Labonté, R. (2010). “Globalization and Urban Health”, Boufford, J. and Vlahov, D. ( eds.). Urban Health: Global Perspectives, New York: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons.

Schrecker, T., Chapman, A., Labonté, R., & De Vogli, R. (2010). “Advancing health equity in the global marketplace: How human rights can help”, Social Science & Medicine 71: 1520-26.

Swanson, R.C., Bongiovanni, A., Bradley, E., Murugan, V., Sundewall, J., Betigeri, A., Nyonator, F., Cattaneo, A., Harless, B., Ostrovsky, A., & Labonté, R. (2010). “Toward a Consensus on Guiding Principles for Health Systems Strengthening” PLoS Medicine 7(12): 1-6.


Labonté, R. (2009). “The Global Financial Crisis and Health: Scaling Up Our Effort”, Canadian Journal of Public Health 100(3): 173-75.

Labonté, R. “Social In/Exclusion and Health”, & Raphael, D (ed.). (2009). The Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspective (2nd edition), Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Labonté, R., & Schrecker, T. (2009). “Committed to health for all? How the G7/8 rate”, Kirton, JJ. (ed.). Global Health, UK: Ashgate Publishing.

Labonté, R., Blouin, C., & Forman, L. (2009). “Trade and Health”, Kay, A. and Williams, OD. (eds.). Global Health Governance: Crisis, Institutions and Political Economy, London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp.182-208.

Labonté, R., Sanders, D., Baum, F. et al. (2009). Aplicación, efectividad y context político de la atención primaria integral de salud: resultados preliminares de una revisión de la literatura mundial, Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud, Bogotá (Colombia), 8 (16): 14-29.

Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., Packer, C., & Runnels, V. (eds). (2009). Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy, (  London: Routledge.

Macdonald, J., Raphael, D., Labonté, R., Colman, R., Torgerson, R., & Hayward, K. (2009). “Income and health in Canada: Canadian researchers’ conceptualizations make policy change unlikely”, International Journal of Health Services 39(3): 525-43.

Blas, E., Gilson, L., Kelly, MP., Labonté, R., Lapitan, J., Muntaner, C., Ostlin, P., Popay, J., Sadana, R., Sen, G., Schrecker, T., & Vagri, Z. (2008). “Addressing social determinants of health inequities: what can the state and civil society do?”, The Lancet 372(9650):1684-1689.

Koivusalo, M., Schrecker, T., & Labonté, R. (2008). Globalization and policy space. Globalization Knowledge Network, World Health Organization Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.

Labonté, R., & Laverack, G. (2008) Health Promotion in Action: From Local to Global Empowerment, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Labonté, R., Blouin, C., Chopra, M., Lee, K. Packer, C. Rowson, M., Schrecker, T., Woodward, D, et al. (2008). Towards health-equitable globalisation: Rights, regulation and redistribution. Final Report of the Globalization Knowledge Network, World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

Labonté, R., Sanders, D., Baum, F. et al . (2008). “Implementation, Effectiveness and Political Context of Comprehensive Primary Health Care: Preliminary Findings of a Global Literature Review,” Australian Journal of Primary Health 14(3): 58-67.

Lee, K., Koivusalo, M., Ollila, E., Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., Schuftan, C., & Woodward, D. (2008). Globalisation, global governance and the social determinants of health: A review of the linkages and agenda for actionGlobalization Knowledge Network, World Health Organization Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.

O’Manique, C., & Labonté, R. (2008). “Rethinking (Product) RED” The Lancet 371:1561-63.

Packer, C., Labonté, R., & Spitzer, D. (2008). Globalisation and health worker crisis. Globalization Knowledge Network, World Health Organization Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.

Parentau, MP., Sawada, M., Kristjansson, E., Calhoun, M., Leclair, S., Labonté, R., Runnels, V., Musiol A., & Herold, S. (2008). “Development of Neighborhoods to Measure Spatial Indicators of Health”, URISA Journal, 20(2):43-55.

Plamondon, K, Hanson, L., Labonté, R., & Abonyi, S. (2008). “The global fund and tuberculosis in Nicaragua: Building sustainable capacity?” Canadian Journal of Public Health 99(4): 355-58.

Schrecker, T., Labonté, R., & De Vogli, R. (2008). “Globalisation and health: the need for a global vision”, The Lancet 372(9650):1670-1676.

Woodward, D., & Labonté, R. (2008). “Reducing poverty sustainably, in a carbon-constrained world”, The Lancet 372(9634):186-188.

Green, J. and Labonté, R. (eds). (2007). Critical Perspectives in Public Health, London: Routledge.

Kazanjian, A., Apland, L., & Labonté, R. (2007). “Not on the Radar: The Impact of Rural Health Realities on Canadian Public Policy and HHR Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa.” Cahiers de sociologie et de démographie médicales, 47(4): 407-426.

Labonté, R., & Schrecker, T. (2007). “Foreign Policy Matters: The Case of the G8 and Population Health”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization 85:185-91.

Labonté, R., & Schrecker, T. (2007). “Globalization and the social determinants of health: The role of the global marketplace” (part 2 of 3) Globalization and Health 3(6): 1-17.

Labonté, R., & Schrecker, T. (2007).  “Globalization and the social determinants of health: Promoting health equity in global governance” (part 3 of 3) Globalization and Health 3(7): 1-15.

Labonté, R., & Schrecker, T. (2007). “Globalization and the social determinants of health: A diagnostic overview and agenda for innovation” (part 1 of 3) Globalization and Health 3(5):1-10.

Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., & Sanders, D. (2007). “Trade policy and health equity: Can ‘policy coherence’ avoid a collision?”, Blouin, C., Drager, N. and Heymann, J. (eds.). Trade and Health:  Seeking Common Ground, McGill Queens University Press: Montreal.

Muhajarine, N., Labonté, R., Williams, A., & Randall, J. (2007). “Person, perception and place: what matters to quality of life”, Social Indicators Research (on-line)Available at:

Williams, L., & Labonté, R. (2007). “Empowerment for migrant communities: Paradoxes for practitioners”, Critical Public Health 17(4): 365-379.

Frankish, J., Moulton, G., Quantz, D. Carson, A., Casebeer, A., Eyles, J., Labonté, R., & Evoy, B. (2006). “Addressing the Non-medical Determinants of Health: A Survey of Canada’s Health Region”, Canadian Journal of Public Health 98(1):41-47.

Jeffery, B., Abonyi, S., Labonté, R., & Duncan, K. (2006). “Engaging numbers: health indicators that matter for people, place and practice”, Journal of Aboriginal Health 1(3):44-56.

Labonté, R., & Sanger, M. (2006). “A Glossary of The World Trade Organization and Public Health:  Part 2” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 61:738-44.

Labonté, R., & Sanger, M. (2006). “A Glossary of The World Trade Organization and Public Health:  Part 1” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 60:655-661.

Labonté, R. (2006). « Promouvoir la santé à l’heure de la mondialisation: le plus grand de tous les défis? », O’Neill, M., Pederson, A., Rootman, I., et al. (eds.). Promotion de la santé au Canada et au Québec, perspectives critiques,  Laval : Les Presses de l’Universite Laval. pp.285-303.

Labonté, R., Packer, C., & Klassen, N. (2006). “Managing Health Professional Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa to Canada:  A Stakeholder Inquiry into Policy Options”, Human Resources for Health Journal. Available at :

Muhajarine, N., Vu, L., & Labonté, R. (2006). “Social contexts and children’s health outcomes: researching across the boundaries”, Critical Public Health, 16(3): 205-18.

Muhajarine, N., Labonté, R., Sanger, T., Sanger, M., & Windquist, B. (2006). A Population Health Domain. Technical Report for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, Toronto: Atkinson Charitable Foundation.

Raphael D., Labonté, R., Colman, R., Hayward, K. Torgerson, R., & Macdonald, J. (2006). “Income and Health in Canada: Research gaps and future opportunities,”Canadian Journal of Public Health 97(Supp. 3): S16-S23.

Labonté, R., & Torgerson, R. (2005). “Interrogating Globalization, Health and Development: Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Research, Policy and Political Action”, Critical Public Health 15(2):157-79.

Labonté, R., Polanyi, M., Muhajarine, N., McIntosh, T., & Williams, A. (2005). “Beyond the divides: A critical population health project”, Critical Public Health 15(1):5-17.

Labonté, R. (2005). “Editorial: Towards a critical population health research,” Critical Public Health, 15(1):1-3.

Raphael, D., Macdonald, J., Labonté, R., Torgerson, R., Colman, R., & Hayward, K. (2005). “Researching Income and Income Distribution as a Determinant of Health in Canada: Gaps Between Theoretical Knowledge, Research Practice, and Policy Implementation”, Health Policy 72:217-32.

Williams, A., Labonté, R., Muhajarine, N., Randall, J., & Holden, B. (2005). “Establishing and sustaining community-university partnerships: A case study of quality of life,” Critical Public Health, 15(3): 291-302.

Labonté, R. (2004). “Social inclusion/exclusion: Dancing the dialectic,” Health Promotion International, 19(1): 115-121.

Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., Sanders, D., & Meeus, W. (2004). Fatal Indifference:  The G8 and Global Health. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press/IDRC Books.

Sanders, D., Labonté, R., Baum, F., & Chopra, M. (2004). “Making research matter: a civil society perspective on health research”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization 82(10):757-63.

Spiegel, J., Labonté, R., & Ostry, A. “Understanding “globalization” as a determinant of health determinants: A critical perspective,” International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 10(4):360-367.

Labonté, R., & Spiegel, J. (2003). “Setting global health research priorities,” British Medical Journal 326:722-23.

Labonté, R. (2003). How our programs affect population health determinants: A workbook for better planning and accountability, Health Canada: Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region.

Williams, L., & Labonté, R. (2003). “Community health determinants through community action: power participation and policy”, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education X(2):65-71.

Williams, L., Labonté, R., & O’Brien, M. (2003). “Empowering social action through narratives of identity and culture”, Health Promotion International 18(1):33-40.

Gibbon, M., Labonté, R., & Laverack, G. (2002). “Evaluating community capacity: A practical approach,” Health and Social Care in the Community, 10(6): 485-491.

McCubbin. M., & Labonté, R. (2002). “Toward Psychosocial Theory for an Integrated Understanding of the Health and Well-Being of Populations”, Ethical Human Sciences and Services 4(1): 47-61.

Labonté, R., & Laverack, G. (2001). “Capacity Building in Health Promotion: For Whom?  And For What Purpose?”, Critical Public Health 11(2):111-27.

Labonté, R., & Laverack, G. (2001). “Capacity Building in Health Promotion: What Should We Measure?  And How?”, Critical Public Health 11(2):129-38.

Laverack, G., & Labonté, R. (2000). “A planning framework for the accommodation of community empowerment goals within health promotion programming,” Health Policy and Planning 15: 255-62.

Hancock, T., Labonté. R., & Edwards, R. (1999). “Indicators that Count: Measuring Population Health at the Community Level,” Canadian Journal of Public Health, 90(Suppl 1): S22-S26.

Labonté, R. (1999). “Globalism and health: threats and opportunities,” Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 9(2): 126-32.

Labonté, R. (1993). “Health Promotion and Empowerment Report“, Issues in Health Promotion Series.

Although this monograph was written over 20 years ago, requests for it still come in. It is out of print or distribution through the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto (which no longer exists), but a PDF file of the document has been made and is free for the downloading. Although some of the arguments or data this monograph presents will be dated, the basic logic of its health promotion practice issues stands up pretty well.