Webinar: The anatomy of a health equity–oriented organization: Insights on organizational capacity
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 first webinar in the series.
Public health organizations are increasingly acting on the everyday conditions that affect health in order to reduce systematic and unfair differences in health and social outcomes for population groups. As a result, organizational capacity for health equity — the ability to identify existing health inequities and act to reduce them — is a key area of investment.
To meet these aims, organizations in pursuit of health equity are encouraged to build their organizational capacity to engage in deep and sustained action. Organizational and systems capacity consist of various domains, such as staff knowledge and skills, multisectoral and community partnerships and leadership and governance structures.
The Organizational Capacity Initiative practice framework
Through the Organizational Capacity Initiative, we are developing and testing a broad framework that prioritizes influencing the social determinants of health equity action. This webinar discussed eight key areas of capacity for organizations seeking to improve health equity. These areas may have systemic, organizational and individual level components. Strengthening organizational capacity in these areas will enable organizations to more effectively enact health equity roles.
Participants will learn about
- key elements of organizational capacity for health equity;
- practical applications of these key elements to address health equity; and
- systemic, organizational and individual aspects of organizational capacity for health equity.
Sume Numbe-Eyoh, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
|Bernie Pauly, Bernie Pauly, Associate Professor, University of Victoria,
and Principal Investigator, ELPH Research Program
MSFHR Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR)
Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Public Health Nurse,
Ottawa Public Health
|A conceptual framework of organizational capacity for public health equity action (OC-PHEA) (2013)
- Bernie Pauly, Sana Shahram, Benita Cohen, Tania O'Connor,
Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh a cumulé beaucoup d’expérience professionnelle au sein d’organismes locaux, provinciaux et internationaux dans les domaines suivants : changement et développement communautaire et organisationnel axés sur l’équité, sensibilisation à la justice sociale, prévention du VIH/sida, recherche, application des connaissances, évaluation et droits de la femme . Elle a contribué au travail d’équipe au sein du Centre de formation et de consultation de Stratégie Ontario sans fumée, de la Regional Diversity Roundtable, du Ontario HIV Treatment Network, du Southern African AIDS Trust et du Centre for Social Justice. Sume détient une maîtrise en sciences de la santé, en promotion de la santé et en santé globale de l’Université de Toronto.[email protected]