This third environmental scan from the NCCDH responds to recent concerns about the Canadian health sector’s significant decline in commitment to public health programs and services. The scan explores implications for the public health sector in undertaking effective action to address the social determinants of health and improve health equity in this context.
Building your capacity to facilitate health equity action: Learning pathways for public health middle managers
This self-directed learning tool is designed for public health middle-managers with diverse experiences, disciplines and tenure. The tool helps cultivate the knowledge, skills and attitudes public health middle managers need to facilitate the development and implementation of public health strategies and interventions that reduce health inequities.
This case study shows how a public health director took advantage of a reorganization of public health services to embed a population health approach, first into her region, then into the entire province.
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.
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.