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Blog: Backgrounder

Climate change — who is most vulnerable and why?

In this NCCDH student guest blog post, Daniel Jubas-Malz and Melissa Perri discuss climate change vulnerability, reflecting on some of the limitations of the climate change literature.

Climate change and health equity

In this blog post, Knowledge Translation Specialist Pemma Muzumdar explores the connections between climate change and health equity.

Indigenous cultural safety: Necessary for Indigenous health

In this blog post, I unpack some of the concepts discussed in a recent NCCDH-hosted webinar on Indigenous health promotion, tying them to ideas brought up in a workshop on Indigenous cultural safety at TOPHC 2018. I am a White settler who lives and works in Waterloo, Ontario, on the Haldimand Tract, the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabeg and Haudenosauonee peoples.

Promoting equity in the built environment: The who, what and when

Canada’s chief public health officer has identified that bringing attention to “how the built environment contributes to widening or reducing health inequities”[4] is a priority for promoting and improving the health of all Canadians. As we try to understand this relationship further, we think it is important to consider three questions.

Collective impact – Collaborating to improve conditions for health

Since its inception, the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) has sought to encourage and support public health to engage effectively in intersectoral action (1,2) because the conditions that influence health fall far outside the authority of public health organizations.

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