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Webinar: Contrasting entry points for intervention in health promotion practice

Contrasting entry points for intervention in health promotion practice

This webinar took place in English. Click here to access the recording(This webinar was also delivered in French on July 10, 2018, titled Différences dans les points d’entrée pour les interventions dans le domaine de la promotion de la santé.)

The NCCDH and Health Promotion Canada (HPC) collaborated on a series of webinars to highlight several chapters of the newly released book Health Promotion in Canada 4th edition: New Perspectives on Theory, Practice, Policy, and Research. The goal is to explore how various themes in this book apply to public health action on health equity by pairing the authors’ content with practitioner perspective on application to public health practice. 

Health promotion practice has traditionally consisted of three main entry points, which are issues/risk factors, population groups and settings. When planning interventions to address the social determinants of health (SDH) and health equity, the impact of the social context on the effectiveness of these three entry points is often dismissed, as is the importance of the social context itself. This occurs despite the fact that individuals and communities do not work in isolation from one another.

This webinar explored the three main entry points, as well as the impact of social context on health promotion interventions. The presenters shared practice-based examples that address this topic in relation to public health planning and policy development in the pursuit of health equity.

Listeners can learn about

  • the advantages and disadvantages to the points of intervention discussed;
  • the concept of ‘collective lifestyles’ as a mechanism of the social structure within which health is determined; and
  • the application of health promotion intervention points and social context to public health action for health equity.


Dianne Oickle,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Dr. Martine Shareck
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Amanda Hudson-Frigault, 
Nova Scotia Take Home Naloxone Program Coordinator, Mental Health and Additions, Nova Scotia Hospital
Sabrina Turgeon,
Healthy Living Facilitator, Southern Health (Manitoba)

Related resources

Health Promotion in Canada, Fourth Edition (Chapter 6) (2017)  


Recording here (in English).

  • Presenters:
  • Dr. Martine Shareck, Amanda Hudson-Frigault, Sabrina Turgeon, 
  • Dianne Oickle
    Dianne Oickle

    Dianne Oickle, MSc, BSc

    Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Dianne is a dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working in public health in Ontario focused on reproductive and child health in a mostly rural setting with many diverse clients. Part of her work involved development of practice guidelines for health professionals, train-the-trainer initiatives, public presentations, educational resource development, working with the media, community coalition and network support, writing for the public and professionals, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation. She has taught university nutrition courses, worked with the provincial network supporting and advocating for dietitians in public health practice, and precepted over 20 dietetics and other students. Dianne earned her BSc in Nutrition and Consumer Studies (now Human Nutrition) at St. Francis Xavier University, and her MSc in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan.

    [email protected]

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