We’re working with CHNET-Works! To bring you another Fireside Chat . On December 6th, at 1:00 p.m., we’ll explore creative solutions to integrating health equity into local population health status reporting.
Increasingly, population health status reports are key evidence in the creation and realignment of public and population health policies. The National Collaborating Centre is working to strengthen the integration of social determinants and health equity in population health status reporting processes. To learn more, click here .
This webinar will focus on two examples, exploring how challenges related to health equity and small area health status calculation and analysis have been overcome.
1. In Nova Scotia, life expectancy was proposed as one of the health statuses to be monitored at the small area level. As a result, new strategies were developed to combine data at various levels so that reliable estimates could be made. It is now possible to compare life expectancy differences across the province and better assess equity issues in both large and small communities.
2. In British Columbia, an online and field survey was implemented (February 2012) with questions similar to the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). One of the objectives was to collect a sample size that ensured better representation of the diversity of the community. The result has been a community survey process that was successful in collecting data from a representative sample of adults in order to inform a community wellness strategy.
Who should attend?
This webinar will be of interest to epidemiologists and statisticians, but also to program managers and public health practitioners who struggle with how to get the data they need to inform and evaluate local interventions.
Advisors on tap:
Mikiko Terashima, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Science Program
Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
Dr. Mikiko Terashima holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. (Population Health and Epidemiology), a Master's degree in Planning, and diploma in Geographic Information Systems. Her research focuses on the geography of social inequalities in health and disease mapping. Mikiko has analyzed the relationships between community level deprivation and various health statuses in Nova Scotia, and how the health gaps between most and least deprived communities have widened recently. Her current research interests are centered on how to better incorporate evidence in social inequality in health into health systems research.
Jat Sandhu, BSc(Hons) MPH MSc PhD
Regional Director, Public Health Surveillance Unit
Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Dr Jat Sandhu, is the Regional Director of the Public Health Surveillance Unit at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The Unit was established in 2007 to support regional public health practice in the areas of health assessment, disease surveillance, epidemiological investigations and knowledge exchange. The Unit was recognised as a national leading practice for public health by Accreditation Canada in November 2010.
Dr Sandhu contributes to public health capacity development through his faculty appointments at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, as well as being primary placement supervisor for field epidemiologists with the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health invites you to meet with other public health practitioners working to advance health equity, and find out more about Health Equity Clicks: Community. Light refreshments will be served.
A Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership Encounter Series, sponsored by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University, Public Health Association of Nova Scotia and Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority.
Monday, November 19th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership, 4th floor, Gerald Schwartz School of Business
A presentation and discussion with:
Don Fiddler, National Advisory Board member, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health; National Advisory Board Co-Chair, National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health; District Principal for Aboriginal Education, Vancouver School Board.
With a response from:
Dr. Cheryl Bartlett Canada Research Chair in Integrative Science, a concept pioneered with Aboriginal; Elders and educators at Cape Breton University. She was recently named to the Order of Canada for her work on two-eyed seeing and integrative science.
Aboriginal health and educational attainment are influenced by social and economic factors, such as income, social status, work, housing, and the physical environment. Don Fiddler has been working with Aboriginal youth within the education system, and participating in national projects to reduce health inequities for Aboriginal populations. Mr. Fiddler calls upon the existing resilience of families and youth to build healthier individuals and communities.
A Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership Encounter, sponsored by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Communities, The Indigenous Peoples Research Cluster, Department of Anthropology St. Francis Xavier University.
Health Evidence in partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health will be hosting a 90 minute webinar funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (KTB-112487), on interventions to improve the health of adults with limited literacy, presenting key messages, and implications for practice on Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST. Maureen Dobbins, Scientific Director of Health Evidence, will be leading the webinar, which will include interactive discussion with Karen Fish, Knowledge Translation Specialist at the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.
This webinar will focus on interpreting the evidence in the following review:
For those not able to make it at the scheduled date and time, an online posting board will be available following the webinar to view the PowerPoint slides, recording of the presentation, and questions asked and answered during the session.
• To advance public health leadership to address the determinants of health and reduce health inequities
• To exchange knowledge and leadership opportunities for collaborative action on the determinants of health
• To identify enabling factors, opportunities and challenges to support health professional and community partnerships
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. October 16, 2012
Health Evidence in partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health will be hosting a 90 minute webinar funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (KTB-112487), presenting key messages and implications for practice in the area of social determinants of health on Wednesday September 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST. Maureen Dobbins, Scientific Director of Health Evidence, will be leading the webinar, which will include interactive discussion with Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Knowledge Translation Specialist at the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.
This webinar will focus on interpreting the evidence in the following review:
For those not able to make it at the scheduled date and time, a discussion thread will be available following the webinar to view the PowerPoint slides, recording of the presentation, and questions asked and answered during the session.
Public health and environmental health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics and students from across the country and around the world will meet in Edmonton, Alberta for the 2012 Annual Conference of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA).
To put forward the latest research, programs, approaches and policies proven to have a positive impact on environmental conditions affecting health.
To profile successful strategies, policies and initiatives aimed at safeguarding or improving environmental conditions at the local, regional, provincial/territorial, national and global levels.
To provide networking and knowledge exchange opportunities for those with an interest in public health and/or the environment including those who work in research, those who devise and implement policy, and those who advocate and act across a wide range of disciplines.