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Health Equity Clicks: Conversation: Is it really “us” versus “them”? How stigma affects health inequities

This conversation will take place in English and French.

Canada’s chief public health officer (CPHO) recently released a report titled Addressing stigma: towards a more inclusive health system, which describes the impact of stigma on health through multiple pathways.

Drawing from this publication, we are asking you, the members of Health Equity Clicks: Community, to reflect on the topic of stigma, how it interferes with public health action to address health inequities, and how it can be mitigated/challenged within the context of public health work.

In this online discussion, we will highlight the CPHO report and explore what public health actors can do to address the role of stigma in our work.


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  • Presenters:
  • Ashorkor Tetteh
    Ashorkor Tetteh

    Ashorkor Tetteh, BA, MPH

    Knowledge Translation Coordinator

    Ashorkor joined the NCCDH in September 2018 as a knowledge translation coordinator and is based out of Montréal, Québec. She supports project management and knowledge translation activities related to the Organizational Capacity Initiative as well as Health Equity Clicks: Community.

    Ashorkor has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in epidemiology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in sociology and French. Prior to her public health studies, Ashorkor worked in a variety of industries, including journalism, publishing, event planning, program support and office management. Since completing her graduate studies, she has spent almost five years in clinical and public health research at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), respectively, as well as almost four years as a content developer for knowledge translation products at a medical training company and several years as a freelance editor, writer and epidemiological consultant. Ashorkor brings to the NCCDH a multidisciplinary and cross-industry experience that has well-prepared her to bridge the gap from knowledge to action between the research industry and public health practice.

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