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Let’s Talk: Whiteness and health equity

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.

Let’s Talk: Ethical foundations of health equity

This Let’s Talk document discusses the ethics embedded in of health equity. It draws on the concepts of currencies and principles of justice as they relate to interventions designed to improve health equity.

Let’s Talk: Values and health equity

This Let’s Talk document positions values as structural drivers of health equity, influencing priorities and action and at the individual, organizational and societal levels. It pairs well with another Let’s Talk document — Let’s Talk: Foundations of equity.

Let’s talk: Racism and health equity

The seventh release in our Let’s Talk series discusses racism as a critical factor that impacts health and wellbeing. The concepts of race, racism and racialization are described, with attention to settler colonialism and structural racism.

Let’s Talk: Advocacy and health equity

This addition to the NCCDH’s “Let’s Talk” series discusses advocacy within public health. Attention is brought to the shift towards advocacy in upstream policy and structural change. Discussion questions are included to help public health staff examine their work.