Public Health Speaks: Where are the resources to “move upstream” in Public Health work?
In July 2014, the NCCDH hosted an online conversation to discuss questions related to finding the resources to move public health work upstream, work that we described in one of our Let’s Talk Moving upstream publication. Participants in the conversation talked about
- how public health could better focus on work that has broad, longer-term impact
- who public health competes to get resources for upstream work
- whether public health has to transfer the delivery of some services to other health sectors to make it possible for it to do upstream work, and
- how to make sure public health is sitting at resource allocation tables
Participants shared their experiences of finding resources to do more upstream work in the areas of
- reframing and political advocacy
- collaboration and community engagement
- reallocation of services and resources
Use this resource to
- Identify strategies for the public health community to move more upstream in its approach
- Identify enabling ideological and organizational factors that make finding resources to move upstream possible
- Discover new programs and initiatives that public health staff and intersectoral partners are involved in that are helping to advance efforts toward a more upstream approach
- Discover resources related to moving upstream
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2015). Public Health Speaks: Where are the resources to “move upstream” in Public Health work? Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.