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Becoming anti-racist: Small steps along the way

This blog is part of a blog-series published in 2017. This blog describes how it came to be that the NCCDH has undertaken an initiative to become more intentionally anti-racist and better enabled to translate knowledge that will facilitate public health to address racism and racialization in their work places and as a structural determinant of health and inequity in the population.

Becoming anti-racist: An NCCDH initiative

This blog is part of a blog-series to be published in 2017. This blog describes the NCCDH’s current initiative to become more intentionally anti-racist and better enabled to translate knowledge that will facilitate public health to address racism and racialization in their work places and as a structural determinant of health and inequity in the population.

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.

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