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Public Health Speaks: Advancing health equity through targeted universality [video]

In this video, Dr. Pat Martens and Dr. Sande Harlos describe the theory and practice of targeted universalism as an approach to reducing health inequities across the entire population. Targeted universalism focuses on improving the health of everyone in the population, with additional attention placed on specific populations that are socially or economically disadvantaged. Public health organizations deliberately design targeted universalism interventions to reduce health inequities.

This video was filmed at the Researcher-practitioner workshop on health equity: Bridging the Gap  held in February 2012.

Speakers include

  • Dr. Sande Harlos, Medical Officer of Health, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Dr. Pat Martens, Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Use this resource to

  • Increase your understanding of targeted universalism as an approach to reducing health inequities while improving the health of everyone
  • Consider how the design of public health interventions can reduce inequalities in health

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2013). Public health speaks: Advancing health equity through targeted universality [video]. Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.

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