This report summarizes stories of action on equity and discusses facilitators, barriers and lessons in advancing equity. The themes presented in this report can inspire and inform public health and other practitioners to sustain or initiate action on equity.
Learning from Practice: Joint Action for Equity - Working together to holistically support the underhoused population during COVID-19
This story outlines how Cool Aid community organization and their partners responded to support people made vulnerable by their housing situation in Victoria, British Columbia during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Equity, community, collaboration, and holistic care were centered. Principles and practices to support improved relationships between community, primary care and public health are highlighted.
Learning from Practice: Joint Action for Equity - Community-centred collaboration responds to Cargill outbreak
This story outlines the COVID-19 response at the Cargill plant in Alberta, where equity and community were centered. Principles and practices to support improved relationships between public health and primary care are highlighted.
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In this webinar we will reflect on how public health practitioners can show courage through listening, by disrupting the status quo and in speaking out against systems built on core values inconsistent with health equity.
Explore perspectives on power, and specifically the various ways that power influences, frames or directs public health efforts. We will unpack the many shapes that power can take and the mechanisms through which power reasserts itself following disruptions to maintain the status quo.
In this session, we look at what it means to lead and at the elements of leadership that are most critical during challenging times. We will explore varied perspectives on the core values of leadership in Public Health, what community leadership means, and the importance of listening and compassion in leadership.
We take the time to think about the value of deep listening and actively engaging with communities as a public health action. Our speakers and guests explore topics of language, voice, culture, and social cohesion in the face of COVID-19 and other emergent or current public health threats.
These conversations will provide an opportunity for the public health field to support an equity-informed recovery. We will explore listening, leading, and recognizing systems of power, as well as ways in which courage and hope are fostered for equitable, regenerative public health systems.
“We were out ahead of public health”: Leading COVID-19 vaccine equity for Black communities across Canada
This report presents the findings from an NCCDH project to identify barriers and promising approaches to COVID-19 vaccine access, uptake and equity for Black communities.