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Webinar: Governance and decision-making for health equity

This webinar took place in English. Click here to access the recording (English only).

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)

Click here to access the recording (English only)

  • Presenters:
  • Jodi Bruhn, 
  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, MHSc

    Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.

    [email protected]

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