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The “Let’s Talk” series

The “Let’s Talk” series

Written ByPemma MuzumdarPemma Muzumdar | March 29, 2013
Pemma Muzumdar

Pemma Muzumdar, MPH

Knowledge Translation Specialist

Pemma Muzumdar is motivated by a desire to improve well-being and planetary health, particularly those who, through intersecting factors, experience marginalization and exclusion. She is based out of Montreal, Quebec.

Pemma has worked with the six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in various capacities since 2011, developing and sharing knowledge, networks and resources for improved public health action. She completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of Waterloo in 2010, and draws from significant experience in science communication, public speaking, group facilitation, team learning and organizational development. Prior to joining the NCCs, Pemma contributed to dynamic teams at the Ontario Science Centre, Discovery Channel Canada, the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, TakingITGlobal and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Download our  “Let’s Talk” series, a small collection of resources designed to promote discussion and understanding of how key concepts in health equity apply in public health practice.

Let’s Talk... Health equity explores the concept of health equity and how it applies to public health practice, offering explanations to clarify the meaning of related terms, such as health inequity and health inequality.

Let’s Talk... Public health roles for improving health equity offers a framework for reflection and action.  The roles speak to four categories of public health action, with select practice examples, that can guide an organization’s efforts to reduce disparities in health.

Let’s Talk… Universal and targeted approaches to health equity explores the approaches public health organizations use to close the gap between the most and least healthy, and reduce disparities all along the socio-economic status gradient.

Each resource contains discussion questions at the end. We hope they will spark dialogue, reflection, and action to address the social determinants of health in your workplace.

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