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Multiple actors bringing diverse knowledge to improve health equity: Dialogue proceedings

In February, 2015, the Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec (RRSPQ), the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) hosted a forum entitled Dialogue: Multiple actors bringing diverse knowledge to improve health equity. Seventy participants from nine Quebec regions gathered in Quebec City to reflect on the question: “What are the opportunities to reduce social inequities in health if we bring together knowledge gathered from experience, intervention, research, and decision-making?”

These proceedings summarize the process and discussions of the day as well as proposed follow-up actions. Through presentations and open-space technology methods , participants chose and attended discussions of greatest interest to them. Building on their diverse backgrounds, knowledge and expertise, participants created an agenda at the start of the meeting, with topics including: 

  • Gaining a better understanding of proportionate universality, intersectionality, and structural determinants of health;
  • Mitigating conditions leading to social inequalities for children;
  • Poverty in rural communities;
  • Early interventions in ethnically diverse settings;
  • Challenges related to social diversity, including in smaller communities;
  • Integrating social inequalities in health into public health planning processes and interventions;
  • Influencing decision-makers to take action to reduce health inequities

The forum closed with participants identifying areas of interest and follow-up activities.

Use this resource to:

  • Identify key health equity issues in  Quebec
  • Explore areas for joint problem-solving and collaboration
  • Learn about open space technology as a tool to support group collaboration and idea generation

Reference:

Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. (2015). Multiple actors bringing diverse knowledge to improve health equity: dialogue proceedings.

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