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Webinars: PHESC On-Demand Webinar Series

This series is available in English only. The French series will be available in summer 2019.

This on-demand webinar series, offered through the Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) project, will help you better understand the requirements of the Ontario Public Health Standards through a health equity lens.

Full series duration: Six one-hour modules delivered over the course of four weeks (approximately six hours to complete in full)

Format: On-demand, meaning that these webinars are pre-recorded and can be viewed at any time. By registering, users will be able to access the content as soon as it becomes available. Each recording is open from the day it is made available until March 31, 2020.

Location: Online, as of the date listed. To learn about the in-person workshops in this series, click here.

Cost: Free

Contact Janet Dawson (jadawson@stfx.ca) for more information.

 

Want to interact with the facilitators while reviewing your webinar content?

Register for a Healthy Equity Clicks: Community account so that you can join the facilitators and other participants in an interactive format to discuss concepts learned from each on-demand webinar. Each discussion will take place over a one-week period after each on-demand webinar is made available. When you receive your Health Equity Clicks: Community account, don’t forget to request permission to join the PHESC discussion group.

Click here to create your Healthy Equity Clicks: Community account.


 

On-Demand Webinar 1: Introduction to Health Equity
 

What is health equity and why is it important? Definitions and examples

Available online now: Click here to register (Webinar link will be sent via email)

This on-demand webinar is available in English only. The French series will be available in summer 2019.

The NCCDH will launch the first of its Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) project offerings with this introductory on-demand webinar about health equity.

This on-demand webinar will describe key health equity concepts, including

  • health;
  • health equity and inequities;
  • social justice; and
  • social gradients in health.

It will explain why health equity is important to public health practice. The on-demand content will also encompass the concepts of intersectionality and how social determinants of health intersect.

PHESC on-demand webinar facilitators

Janet Dawson,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Nana Yanful,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH


On-Demand Webinar 1: Pre-webinar readings

Let’s Talk: Health equity (2013) Glossary of essential health equity terms (2014)
Protecting and promoting the health of Ontarians: Ontario public health standards: Requirements for programs, services, and accountability (2018) Health equity guidelines, 2018 (2018)

 

On-Demand Webinar 1: Additional resources

The document below (PDF) contains self-reflection questions, post-webinar readings and the list of pre-webinar readings outlined below. Click here to download.



Click here to register (webinar link will be sent via email).

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On-Demand Webinar 2: Assessing and reporting on health inequities

 

Applying an equity-integrated framework

Available on January 21, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

This on-demand webinar is available in English only. The French series will be available in summer 2019.

The NCCDH will launch this on-demand webinar on assessing and reporting on the needs of key populations.

In line with requirement #1 of the Health Equity Standard under the Ontario Public Health Standards, and guideline 6.1 of the Ontario Health Equity Guideline, 2018, this on-demand webinar will describe the importance of assessing for the existence and impact of health inequities and effective strategies to report these findings.

This content explores how to use an equity-integrated action framework for population health status reporting.

Listeners will learn about

  • indicators and approaches used to identify health inequities;
  • the importance of disaggregated data and intersectional analysis;
  • public health’s role to assess health inequities at a population level; and
  • how public health can report on health inequities in a way that leads to action.

PHESC on-demand webinar facilitators

Janet Dawson,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Nana Yanful
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH


On-Demand Webinar 2: Pre-webinar readings

Let’s Talk: Public health roles for improving health equity (2013) Glossary of essential health equity terms (2014)
Protecting and promoting the health of Ontarians: Ontario public health standards: Requirements for programs, services, and accountability (2018) Health equity guidelines, 2018 (2018)


Click here to register.

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On-Demand Webinar 3: Approaches to developing equitable public health interventions and strategies

Choosing equitable interventions and approaches

Available on January 21, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (ET) 

This on-demand webinar is available in English only. The French series will be available in summer 2019.

The NCCDH will launch this on-demand webinar on modifying and orienting public health interventions and strategies.

In line with requirement #2 of the Health Equity Standard under the Ontario Public Health Standards, and guideline 6.2 of the Ontario Health Equity Guideline, 2018, this on-demand webinar will describe various approaches used to develop equitable public health interventions.

This content explores using an anti-oppressive practice framework for engaging in equitable interventions.

Listeners will learn about

  • why public health interventions need to be modified to create action on health inequities;
  • how different approaches can create inequities or can contribute to improving health equity; and
  • how language needs to promote compassion, empowerment, inclusiveness and equity.

PHESC on-demand webinar facilitators

Janet Dawson,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Nana Yanful,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH


On-Demand Webinar 3: Pre-webinar readings

Let’s Talk: Public health roles for improving health equity (2013) Let’s Talk: Universal and targeted approaches to health equity (2013) Glossary of essential health equity terms (2014)
 
Protecting and promoting the health of Ontarians: Ontario public health standards: Requirements for programs, services, and accountability (2018) Health equity guidelines, 2018 (2018)  


Click here to register
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On-Demand Webinar 4: Moving upstream: Working across sectors to decrease health inequities

 

Case studies: Intersectoral collaboration in public health

Available on January 28, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

This on-demand webinar is available in English only. The French series will be available in summer 2019.

The NCCDH will launch this on-demand webinar on multi-sectoral collaboration to decrease health inequities.

In line with requirement #3 of the Health Equity Standard under the Ontario Public Health Standards, and guideline 6.3 of the Ontario Health Equity Guideline, 2018, this on-demand webinar will describe the importance of upstream interventions and building effective and equitable partnerships with key health and non-health sector partners.

This content explores the meaning of transformative social change in the public health context, and engagement as a reflection of philosophy, goals and values.

Listeners will learn about

  • the importance of upstream interventions;
  • strategies for partnership to contribute to effective local strategies that decrease health inequities;
  • key health and non-health sector partners relevant to your public health work; and
  • upstream interventions that address the social determinants of health and work to influence decision-making and policy.

PHESC on-demand webinar facilitators

Janet Dawson,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Nana Yanful
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH


On-Demand Webinar 4: Pre-webinar readings

Let’s Talk: Public health roles for improving health equity (2013) Let’s Talk: Advocacy and health equity (2013) Glossary of essential health equity terms (2014)
Let’s Talk: Moving upstream (2014) Protecting and promoting the health of Ontarians: Ontario public health standards: Requirements for programs, services, and accountability (2018) Health equity guidelines, 2018 (2018)


Click here to register
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On-Demand Webinar 5: Policy development and advocacy to improve health equity

 

Policy approaches to improve health inequity

Available on January 28, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (ET) 

This on-demand webinar is available in English only. The French series will be available in summer 2019.

The NCCDH will launch this on-demand webinar on policy development and advocacy to decrease health inequities.

In line with requirement #4 of the Health Equity Standard under the Ontario Public Health Standards, and guideline 6.4 of the Ontario Health Equity Guideline, 2018, this on-demand webinar will explore policy development in the public health context, and the importance of advocacy as a public health role.

This content explores the meaning of systems change in the public health context, and the importance of language in addressing the social determinants of health and health inequities.

Listeners will learn about

  • public health’s role in leading and supporting policy development and advocacy;
  • downstream-, midstream- and upstream-level interventions;
  • the steps involved in healthy public policy development;
  • advocacy roles for public health professionals; and
  • choosing advocacy tools appropriate for effective public health practice.

PHESC on-demand webinar facilitators

Janet Dawson,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Nana Yanful,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH


On-Demand Webinar 5: Pre-webinar readings

Let’s Talk: Public health roles for improving health equity (2013) Let’s Talk: Advocacy and health equity (2015) Glossary of essential health equity terms (2014)
Let's Talk: Moving upstream (2014) Protecting and promoting the health of Ontarians: Ontario public health standards: Requirements for programs, services, and accountability (2018) Health equity guidelines, 2018 (2018)


Click here to register
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On-Demand Webinar 6: Racial Health Equity: Embracing a decolonial, anti-racist practice

 

Moving towards racial justice in public health practice

Available on February 4, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (ET) 

This on-demand webinar is available in English only. The French series will be available in summer 2019.

The NCCDH will launch this on-demand webinar on the importance of advancing racial health equity.

Recognizing the importance of using a racial equity lens in addressing all the requirements set out in the Health Equity Standard under the Ontario Public Health Standards, this on-demand webinar will describe the different forms and levels of racism, why racism is a public health issue and the public health roles for racial equity. 

This content explores the meaning of embracing a decolonial, anti-racist practice, and identifies the tools needed to begin on that journey. 

Listeners will learn about

  • institutional, systemic and individual racism and their impact on health; 
  • intersectionality, anti-oppression, allyship and systems change and how these relate to anti-racist action;
  • how racial equity fits with the Ontario Public Health Foundational Standards; and
  • public health’s role in leading racial equity work.

PHESC on-demand webinar facilitators

Janet Dawson,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Nana Yanful,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH


Pre-webinar readings

Let’s Talk: Public health roles for improving health equity (2013) Let’s Talk: Racism and health equity (2017) Glossary of essential health equity terms (2014)

 

Click here to register.

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  • Presenters:
  • Janet Dawson
    Janet Dawson

    Janet Dawson, MSc

    Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Janet has a Master of Science (Health Promotion) from the University of Alberta. For several years, Janet has worked as a Health Promoter for Peterborough Public Health (PPH). While at PPH, Janet coordinated the healthy public policy activities, developed partnership approaches for collaborating with local governments, and coordinated strategies to address healthy built and natural environments. In addition to this, Janet is also an instructor for the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health where she teaches about the social determinants of health. 

    Janet’s current work focus is the Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) project.

    jadawson@stfx.ca
  • Nana Yanful
    Nana Yanful

    Nana Yanful, LLB

    Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Nana has a Law degree from the University of Windsor. For several years, Nana worked as a sole practitioner running her own criminal defence and education law practice. Most recently Nana worked as a Human Rights and Health Equity Specialist for Sinai Health System. While in this position she worked with a team ensuring hospital compliance with applicable human rights legislation and hospital policies. She has also developed and delivered internal and external training related to policies around conflict resolution, discrimination and harassment. In addition to this, Nana serves as a Board Member for Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre in Toronto.

    Nana’s current work focus is the Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) project.

    nyanful@stfx.ca

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