The seventh release in our Let’s Talk series discusses racism as a critical factor that impacts health and wellbeing. The concepts of race, racism and racialization are described, with attention to settler colonialism and structural racism.
Foundations: Definitions and concepts to frame population mental health promotion for children and youth
The six NCCs for Public Health collaborated on a project to increase understanding of population mental health promotion for children and youth. Together, they developed a collection of documents to mobilize knowledge, clarify key concepts, and strengthen public health practice in this area.
This paper presents findings on two surveys of how public health professionals exchange knowledge and act to improve the social determinants of health and health equity in digital spaces like social media.
A groundswell of interest has emerged recently in using collective impact (CI) to tackle entrenched social problems. This blended case story describes two CI initiatives in which public health is significantly involved: London Ontario’s Child & Youth Network and The Child & Youth Health Network on Vancouver Island.
This paper highlights the experience of the Nova Scotia-based Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health (ENRICH) project in advocating against environmental racism that impacts Mi’kmaq and African-Canadian communities.