This important commentary explores how “health scholars” — those who work in education and research roles within academic institutions — actively maintain health inequities. The author identifies five deeply held beliefs (mental models) that prevent transformative change.
This article employs the metaphor that settler colonialism functions as a net with innumerable “colonial knots” that Indigenous Peoples in Canada are trapped within and that prevent them from being able to exercise self-determination and sovereignty. The authors propose that the work of health leaders to dismantle Indigenous-specific racism, White supremacy and settler colonialism requires dedicated, everyday efforts to “untie colonial knots.”
Learning from Practice: Joint Action for Equity – Fostering healthy aging through partnerships and social prescribing
This story from practice outlines how the Community Action and Resources Empowering Seniors (CARES) program worked with community non-profit organizations to prevent frailty and promote health, demonstrating an opportunity to enhance public health partnership. Social prescribing is highlighted as an intervention which supports client-centered action on the social determinants of health.
This episode companion document provides a new way to engage with the Mind the Disruption podcast. It includes a written transcript of Season 1, Episode 4 “Disrupting migrant work” with key quotes and related resources to prompt discussion, reflection and action.
Climate change, population health, and health equity: Public health strategies and health and health equity benefits of five local climate solutions
The report encourages public health organizations and agencies to strengthen integration of climate change mitigation strategies into their work. Case studies are provided that tell the story of local public health organizations and agencies collaborating with municipalities and community groups to inspire and guide public health action.