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Investing in Families: Building resilience to address mental health inequities

This blog post highlights an interdivisional resiliency project presented by Public Health Nurse Linh Nguyen (Toronto Public Health, pictured above) at the 2019 Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Conference in Saint John, New Brunswick. Contributors to this post also include Patricia Stevens, health promotion specialist, and Nicolette Slovitt, child health and development manager at Toronto Public Health.

Health equity integrated into organizational practice and community engagement

Looking back at the last 10 years I have worked in the field of environmental health, the most memorable and rewarding career moments all involved connecting with the public, educating others and effecting change. These are the moments that inspire me and motivate me to continue my career in public health.

Two Manitoba health authorities rise to the challenge!

Public health agencies that have woven the concepts of the social determinants of health and health equity into the documents that guide agency actions have taken a step to committed action on these issues. Two rural health authorities in Manitoba have very recently done just that, and provide examples of how to recognize these issues as part of a community health assessment.

NCCDH participates in prenatal environmental health forum

The NCCDH was very pleased to be invited to participate in the Prenatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) forum on November 20-21, 2014 in Ottawa, ON. The forum was a two day event that brought together researchers, practitioners, and organizations interested in the impact of exposure to environmental health contaminants on pregnant women and their babies.

My new health equity position:  Where do I start?

This blog describes my initial work in matching the NCCDH’s four "Public Health Roles for Improving Health Equity" with concrete examples and tools. This piece of work gave me some sense of ‘where to start.’ Public Health Roles for Improving Health Equity.

Recent health equity developments in Manitoba

With contributions from Karen Serwonka, Caroline Krebs, Sande Harlos, and Lissa Donner. Now available: Executive summary and full report of the June 2013 health equity forum A knowledge translation forum on health equity and social determinants of health.

Talking about health equity across silos in PEI

More than 60 people working in public and community health in PEI came together in Charlottetown in early April to share their passion for health equity, and to learn more about the many ways that this work is taking shape in PEI.

Our time in Newfoundland

In October, our very own Claire Betker and Hannah Moffatt traveled to Newfoundland to meet with public health practitioners, researchers, and community leaders working to address the social determinants of health in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nominate an inspiring community leader

The 3M Health Leadership Award honours the outstanding range of leaders who have had a significant impact on the health of their community.

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