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October 17, 2019 | 1:00–2:30 p.m (ET)

Webinar: Governance and decision-making for health equity


This webinar took place in English.

As part of the Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action Initiative, the NCCDH is hosting a series of webinars to discuss ways to strengthen organizational capacity for health equity. The webinar series is based on evidence, learning circle discussions and experiences of the two public health organizations implementing organizational change projects. This is the fourth webinar in the series.

Governance refers to the concepts of priority-setting, decision-making and the implementation of decisions.

Governance for action on health inequities and the social determinants of health takes into consideration a strong evidence base and effective data governance, the participation of affected communities, action across sectors, transparency and structures that enable the integration of health equity into institutional practices.

Good governance for action on health equity requires clarity regarding individual and joint responsibilities of different actors and sectors, effective leadership and a long-term commitment, among other needs.

Principles of good governance for health equity

This webinar explores principles of governance for health equity. It outlines some of the critical elements relevant to governance that support health equity action. Speakers discuss approaches to data governance. The webinar also highlights strategies for effective health equity governance and additional resources for information and guidance.

Listeners will learn about

  • principles and key elements of governance for health equity;
  • common approaches to data governance; and
  • tips for applying key elements of governance for health equity to organizational work.


Sume Ndumbe Eyoh Jodi Bruhn
Sume Ndumbe Eyoh, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Jodi Bruhn, Director, Stratéjuste Consulting

Related resources

"Identifying useful approaches to the governance of Indigenous data" (2014) Powering health equity action within online data tools: 10 design principles (2017) Governance for health equity (2014)