Devin Wood is an MSc student at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, who worked as the NCCDH’s student health equity educator in July and August 2018.
Back in early February, four NCCs came together to host an NCC Knowledge Exchange Forum Towards TB Elimination in Northern and Indigenous Communities.
Indigenous knowledge translation (KT) is a concept of central importance in public health practice. The recent annual conference of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) highlighted many sessions reinforcing that the application, processes, outcomes, assumptions and integrity of research can all be strengthened by thinking about KT from an Indigenous perspective.
The objective of this survey is to assess how digital technology including social media is being used to support action on the SDOH and health equity. We are interested in how public health uses these tools for knowledge translation, relationship building, and on specific public health roles to advance health equity.
What does it mean to 'rethink public health? The association of Public Health agencies (alPHa) in Ontario posed this question as the organizing theme of their annual conference held in June 2015.