Show Navigation


Recruiting public health departments

Written BySume Ndumbe-EyohSume Ndumbe-Eyoh on March 13, 2018
Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, MHSc

Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist

Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) is launching a 20-month participatory initiative to test ways to develop organizational capacity to advance health equity (project overview). The project will utilize an international learning circle, working in tandem with three practice sites to learn what frameworks, strategies and organizational conditions are most useful and effective to develop and sustain Canadian public health organizational capacity for health equity action.

Benefits of participating

  • Access to state-of-the-art expertise, current evidence and awareness of emerging innovations
  • Support for the implementation of a concrete, time-limited organizational change project with actionable steps and supported by an NCCDH knowledge translation specialist
  • Increased knowledge and skills on the part of participating staff, ideally amplified by employee learning throughout the department
  • Nuts and bolts problem-solving and information exchange according to your own schedule, and involving colleagues from different jurisdictions
  • Enhanced, mutually supporting professional networks

Eligible applicants (site expectations)

  • Public health departments within regional health authorities, provincial/territorial ministries or departments of health
  • Public health units
  • Provincial public health agencies/institutes

Note: Practice sites are expected to send two staff to a two-day day meeting in Montreal, QC, following the Canadian Public Health Association’s Public Health 2018 conference (May 31, 2018, and June 1, 2018)

To learn more, please contact


We would be happy to provide

  • further information about this organizational capacity initiative;
  • criteria for selecting the three practice sites;
  • requirements expected of participating departments; and
  • support for developing a simple application along with a preliminary project proposal.

New deadlines

Application deadline: April 13, 2018. Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2018.

Photo by


Sign up for our E-News