In this video, Canadian public health practitioners and researchers reflect on what competencies public health staff require to work effectively on creating a more equal society, and on how public health organizations can support the use of competencies.
In this video, public health decision-makers and researchers discuss the necessity to work across sectors and organizations to improve the social and economic factors that affect the distribution of health.
Fostering health through healing: engaging the community to create a poverty reduction strategy in Nunavut
This story is about Nunavut’s highly collaborative approach to poverty reduction, and is part of an NCCDH series about leadership for health equity. It discusses the roots of poverty in the territory, and how government and community organizations set out together to build health through poverty reduction.
Dr. Murnaghan, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of PEI, discusses how the SHAPES (School health action planning and evaluation system) framework is used to inform the design of chronic illness prevention initiatives in PEI schools. Her university-community research recommended policy and practice changes in schools, based on broader, local data.
Large forces affecting health equity: How health equity is affected by societal shifts such as home ownership, rising energy costs, and pension
Dr. Lynn McIntyre, Professor and CIHR Chair in Gender and Health, University of Calgary and President of the Canadian Public Health Association, shows how financial policy affects people’s ability to purchase nutritious food.