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Webinar: Increasing the success of health equity change initiatives: Organizational enablers and barriers

As part of the Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action initiative, the NCCDH is hosting a series of webinars to discuss ways to strengthen organizational capacity for health equity. The webinar series is based on evidence, learning circle discussions and experiences of the two public health organizations implementing organizational change projects. This is the second webinar in the series.

This webinar took place in English. Click here to access the recording (English only).

Organizations seeking to improve their capacity to address health equity are encouraged to understand the broad barriers, enablers and success factors for successful change.

The Organizational Capacity Initiative adopts Klarner et al's conceptual model for change capacity as a basis for examining the capacity of public health organizations' to change when adopting health equity approaches. This conceptual model integrates capacity for change into change management theory (Klarner, P et al, 2007) and has previously been applied to organization-wide change at the World Health Organization (Klarner, P et al, 2008). In this model, as well as in the wider literature, change is characterized in several ways that are essential to properly understanding and effecting organizational change capacity.

This webinar reviews key concepts related to an organization's ability to successfully implement health equity change initiatives. It also explores dichotomies such as managerially induced (internal) versus environmentally induced (external) change and proactive versus reactive change.


The capacity of an organization to change

The Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action Initiative is exploring ways in which public health organizations can develop their change capacity to introduce a health equity lens in their work.

This webinar is primarily intended for leaders, managers, working groups and anyone involved in health equity change programs. It will most benefit those who are responsible for operationalizing work around health equity and organizational change initiatives.


Participants will learn about

  • essential concepts and practices to support successful health equity change initiatives;
  • examples of how to apply Klarner et al's conceptual model to effecting organization-wide change; and
  • how to develop a process that is built collectively with internal stakeholders (e.g. staff, managers, leaders)


Speakers

Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh,
Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Samiya Abdi, Senior Program Specialist, Public Health Ontario


Related resources

The Path Taken: Developing organizational capacity for improving health equity in four Ontario health units (2015) Building your capacity to facilitate health equity action: Learning pathways for public health middle managers (pending) Advancing provincial and territorial public health capacity for health equity: Proceedings (2015)

 

Click here to access the recording (English only).

  • Presenters:
  • Samiya Abdi, 
  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, MHSc

    Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.

    seyoh@stfx.ca

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