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Indigenous cultural safety: Necessary for Indigenous health

Aboriginal health , Cultural competency, Racism/racialization, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

In this blog post, I unpack some of the concepts discussed in a recent NCCDH-hosted webinar on Indigenous health promotion, tying them to ideas brought up in a workshop on Indigenous cultural safety at TOPHC 2018. I am a White settler who lives and works in Waterloo, Ontario, on the Haldimand Tract, the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg and Haudenosauonee peoples.

Promoting community walkability through meaningful community engagement in Alberta communities

Environmental health, Promising practices , Rural / urban , National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

When I first started working for Alberta Health Services in 2011, I was tasked with creating the WalkABle Alberta community engagement process to create community reports that provide recommendations to improve community walkability. Let me tell you what I did.

Promoting equity in the built environment: The who, what and when

Environmental health, Rural / urban , National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

Canada’s chief public health officer has identified that bringing attention to “how the built environment contributes to widening or reducing health inequities”[4] is a priority for promoting and improving the health of all Canadians. As we try to understand this relationship further, we think it is important to consider three questions.

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