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PHESC 5: Policy development and advocacy to improve health equity

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This NCCDH on-demand webinar focuses on policy development and advocacy to decrease health inequities.

In line with requirement #4 of the Health Equity Standard under the Ontario Public Health Standards, and guideline 6.4 of the Ontario Health Equity Guideline, 2018, this on-demand webinar will explore policy development in the public health context, and the importance of advocacy as a public health role.

This content explores the meaning of systems change in the public health context, and the importance of language in addressing the social determinants of health and health inequities.


Listeners will learn about

  • public health’s role in leading and supporting policy development and advocacy;
  • downstream-, midstream- and upstream-level interventions;
  • the steps involved in healthy public policy development;
  • advocacy roles for public health professionals; and
  • choosing advocacy tools appropriate for effective public health practice.


Click here to learn more about the webinar and to access pre-readings and additional resources.

If you have questions about the content, please contact the NCCDH at nccdh@stfx.ca.

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Organizer National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

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Integrating health equity and the social determinants of health into Canadian public health practice.

 

At the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), we provide the Canadian public health community with knowledge and resources to take action on the social determinants of health, to close the gap between those who are most and least healthy.

 

We work with the public health field to move knowledge into action—in practice, in policy and in decision making—to achieve societal improvements that result in health for all.

 

We are one of six national collaborating centres funded through a Public Health Agency of Canada program.

We are hosted at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, which has a rich history in social justice beginning in the 1920s with the Antigonish Movement through to the founding of the Coady International Institute after WWII. The Institute is well respected worldwide as a centre for leadership education about community-based development. Situating the NCCDH here furthers StFX’s deep commitment to applying knowledge to social change.

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