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.
Massive human-caused ecological changes, such as climate change, affect the health of communities across the globe. These health effects have a disproportionate impact on structurally disadvantaged populations, often exacerbating existing inequities. To encourage public health practitioners to respond to changes in planetary health, and centre equity in their responses, the NCCDH has produced a number of different resources on this topic.
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) has produced a suite of webinars and other related resources that, when reviewed together, serve as a substantive primer on racism, anti-racism and racial equity as they relate to public health practice.