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TOPHC: Social Determinants of Health: Building Organizational and Community Capacity for Advocacy and Equity

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn from those well versed in monitoring outcomes of public health interventions and strategies to improve the health of populations who experience the greatest health inequities. It will provide evidence-based tools, sharing of successes and lessons learned in addressing the SDoH in priority populations. There will also be an opportunity to continue to build on the relationships between practitioners from across the province across health units.

The full day workshop will include interactive sessions on advocacy, capacity building and evidence-based tools for identifying priority populations as well as incorporating health equity assessments into public health practice.

Workshop Objectives

  • To explore methods and tools for Public Health advocacy
  • To learn about and adopt strategies that support capacity building within Public Health departments and within marginalized and vulnerable communities to practically address health inequities
  • To share best practices for identifying priority populations
  • To provide an in-person networking opportunity to forge stronger working relationships amongst a province wide work force

Who should attend:
The workshop is open to all public health practitioners in Ontario working on the social determinants of health and health equity e.g.

  • SDOH Public Health nurses
  • Public health practitioners with direct responsibility for developing and implementing interventions to address the SDOH and improve health equity


  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (Building organizational and community capacity)
  • Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough Health Unit (Public health advocacy and context of advocating as a government organization)
  • Emma Tucker, Senior Epidemiologist, Halton Region Health Department ( Measuring income and health inequalities)
  • Dr. Ingrid Tyler, Public Health Physician, Public Health Ontario (Public health unit approaches to identifying “priority populations”)
  • Staff from various health units (Experiences in addressing health equity)

For more information, and to sign up, click here. Registration fee: $100 (lunch and snacks provided)


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