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Advancing health equity through public health: The power of people and systems

To take a health equity-oriented approach, public health activities need to be grounded in the values of social justice. To reduce inequities in public health practice practitioners need a supportive organizational culture, and they need to have the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

How do individual competencies and organizational commitments contribute to public health’s capacity to do health equity work?

We are assembling public health practitioners to take part in a celebrity-style-interview webinar. A celebrity-style-interview draws on questions from the audience and invites participants to share their personal experience. What have you always wanted to know, but have never dared to ask?

You will hear from:

  • Claire Betker, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
  • Kevin Churchill, Health Promotion Manager, Lambton Public Health
  • Stephanie Lefebvre, Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
  • Cory Neudorf, Chief Medical Health Officer, Saskatoon Health Region
  • Louis Sorin, Community Area Director, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Prior to the webinar, we’ll hold an online conversation in Health Equity Clicks: Community from November 26 to December 3. Help us create the content of the webinar by asking questions and posting your reflections about the power of people and systems to support equity-oriented approaches in Canadian public health practice.

To register for this webinar, click here.

Resources & discussion questions

The following resources in our NCCDH library are recommended reading for public health practitioners keen on learning more about this topic.

Public health speaks: Organizational standards as a promising practice for health equity

  • What are the elements that support or restrain organizational change in public health systems? How do the examples illustrate the importance of a competent public health workforce?

Core competencies for public health in Canada: An assessment and comparison of determinants of health content

  • What are the knowledge, skills, and attitudes practitioners need to influence the social determinants of health? How do the Canadian Core Competencies support practitioners? How could the Core Competencies be improved?

What contributes to successful public health leadership for health equity? An appreciative inquiry

For more information, please contact Hannah Moffatt, Knowledge Translation Specialist.

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