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Tenfold podcast

This resource is available in English only.

Engaging with communities that have lived expertise of inequities is considered an essential strategy to inform public health and community action to address the social determinants of health and health inequities.

Practitioners from diverse backgrounds and professional orientations each bring different strategies that inform how engagement can be done beyond seeing the community as a target for service delivery; instead, the goal is to see such groups as a resource to inform how programs and services can be developed to meet the particular needs of the community being reached.

Podcast series

The Tenfold podcast series is an initiative of the Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) collaborative project, which seeks to develop strategies to strengthen public health staff knowledge and skills to address health equity.

The podcast is hosted by Andrea Bodkin and includes 10 individual episodes ranging in length from approximately 10 to 30 minutes. Each episode discusses a particular aspect of community engagement and its application to public health action on health inequities.

Topics include:

  • the basics of meaningful engagement;
  • the intersection of knowledge translation with engagement;
  • engaging with Indigenous communities;
  • organizational capacity for authentic engagement;
  • power dynamics;
  • community advisory boards; and
  • practical considerations for communities with lived expertise of inequities to inform program and resource priorities of public health.

Listeners can subscribe to the PHESC in Focus newsletter to be notified when a new episode is released.

Episode notes are added as each podcast is published, describing the focus of the podcast episode and the guest being interviewed, and which may also include links to additional resources related to the focus of that particular episode.

The podcast can be played using multiple streaming services, including Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher and TuneIn.

Click here to learn about the NCCDH’s own contributions to PHESC training.

Use this resource to:

  • facilitate discussion about essential components of authentic community engagement to address health inequities;
  • integrate engagement strategies into program and resource prioritization frameworks and plans; and
  • develop practice culture that considers community members as experts and leaders in addressing health inequities.


Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (Producer). (2019, September 20). Welcome to Tenfold! [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from:

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