This installment of the Let’s Talk series defines community engagement for health equity and encourages viewing community members as stakeholders and partners in public health decision-making. As a resource, it explores key practices and actions for public health to build capacity for authentic engagement with communities that live with inequities.
This guide from the NCCDH outlines key approaches to effective communication about health equity to build capacity for public health action. It is a part of the NCCDH’s Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action Initiative (OCI).
This installment of the Let’s Talk series introduces the concept of Whiteness to public health audiences. Through definitions of Whiteness, White privilege and settler colonialism, the resource provides examples of how Whiteness is manifested in public health. The resource also includes insights for practitioners on how to centralize the disruption of Whiteness as an explicit focus in work to improve the health and well-being of communities.
Resources to support teaching social determinants of health in environmental public health curriculum
The NCCDH and the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) have compiled a collection of resources to support the teaching and learning environments of environmental public health training programs, as well as public health inspectors currently in practice.
As the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated in Canada and the world, we find ourselves in a cycle of planning, response and recovery. The National Collaborating Centres for Infectious Diseases and Determinants of Health (NCCID and NCCDH, respectively) have responded by reviewing lessons learned and recommendations on health equity from past pandemics in Canada.