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Strengthening organizational conditions that support the use of health equity tools

The Nova Scotia Public Health Standards (2011-2016) and cross-cutting Health Equity Protocol (2015) arose out of a dedicated 2-year renewal process. Together they require public health staff to “understand the principles of health equity and social justice, develop critical analysis skills, and apply health equity approaches and tools.” This requirement spurred groups within NS’s Department of Health & Wellness, the NS Health Authority, and the NCCDH to locate and develop tools that could support staff in taking a health equity approach.

Letting experience speak: Addressing health equity in environmental public health

The means by which public health practice can be shifted to address health equity is informed by conventional and informal knowledge channels. Recognizing that it is those who work in the field that are often the best source of knowledge when it comes to knowing how to do this, we draw on our audience to help us identify priority areas for action.

Connie Clement: Reflections of a public health leader

Connie Clement, our NCCDH Scientific Director, was recently profiled among Canadian public health leaders in an interview published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. The interview is part of a series intended to capture the personal perspectives of Canadian public health leaders.

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