Public Health Speaks: Tuberculosis and the social determinants of health
In partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), the NCCDH brought a group of public health practitioners together to share perspectives on the roles, actions and strategies that can be used to reduce inequities in the incidence of infectious disease. Using tuberculosis (TB) as the example, the practitioners discuss how public health can address the social determinants of the disease.
This resource summarizes a January 2014 conversation facilitated by Claire Betker, NCCDH’s Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist, with
- Nash Dhalla, Tuberculosis Services for Aboriginal Communities, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
- Elizabeth Rea, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, Toronto Public Health & Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto
- Gail Turner, Retired, Public Health Consultant, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador
Use this resource to:
- increase understanding of how infectious disease programming can be directed at improving the social determinants of disease
- consider how public health activities to reduce TB fit within the four public health roles for improving health equity
- reflect on the use of innovative partnership approaches by public health practitioners
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases. (2014). Public Health Speaks: Tuberculosis and the social determinants of health. Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.