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Health Equity and Environmental Public Health Practice

Health equity is achieved when everyone has a fair opportunity to meet their health potential. Health inequities result from systematic disparities in the social determinants of health (the external social, economic, environmental, or political factors that influence their life circumstances). Public health organizations in Canada recognize a role for all public health professionals to advance...

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Key resources for environmental public health practitioners to address health equity: A curated list

Public health organizations across Canada have highlighted health inequities as a priority area for action.  Environmental public health practitioners may be unclear of how to approach health inequities within their scope of practice because they have often not been included in discussions about how public health can do this work. This list contains resources specific to environmental public...

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Toward health equity: Practical actions for Public Health Inspectors

NCCEH, the NCC for Determinants of Health, and the BC Centre for Disease Control have collaborated to produce a Framework and accompanying User Guide to help environmental public health practitioners identify potential actions on the social determinants of health and health equity. Environmental health practitioners can play a role to address the social determinants of health (SDH) and work...

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Equity in Environmental Health Practice: Findings of a Pilot Study

Public health inspectors (PHIs) are environmental health professionals who carry out inspections, enforce health protection regulations, and provide environmental health education and training. This qualitative study explored the role of environmental public health practitioners in addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) and health equity related issues that may present as barriers to...

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Case Study of a Persistent Landfill Fire and Community Health Impacts

This case study explores the issue of health impacts in the community from persistent landfill fires and covers a number of topics including: outdoor air pollution; waste management; health equity; health surveillance; environmental surveillance; and occupational health. Although written from a broad public health and medical health officers’ point of view, this case study may be helpful to other...

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Workshops Presentations

Addressing health inequities and the social determinants of health in environmental health practice: Findings of a pilot study

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2015 Presenters: Karen Rideout, Dianne Oickle

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Environmental health equity: From the molecular to the global

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Speaker: Dr. Trevor Hancock, Professor and Senior Scholar, University of Victoria Abstract: As is the case with the social determinants of health, the environmental determinants of health are...

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Health Promotion in the Context of Health Protection

Determinants of health and environmental health practice: Opportunities for Action

CIPHI Manitoba Branch Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) Fall 2015 Workshop The National Collaborating Centres for Environmental Health and Determinants of Health (NCCEH and NCCDH) co-hosted a workshop at the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Manitoba Branch Workshop in Winnipeg, MB. This interactive workshop provided an overview of how health equity and the social...

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Creating Space: Enabling Organizational Capacity for Action on Health Equity

In September 2016, the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), in collaboration with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) hosted two sessions about health equity and environmental public health (EPH) practice at the Annual Educational Conference of the Canadian Institute of Public Health...

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Public Health Inspectors Taking Action on Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 81st Annual National Educational Conference The National Collaborating Centres for Environmental Health and Determinants of Health (NCCEH and NCCDH) teamed up to present at the CIPHI 81st Annual National Educational Conference in Ottawa, ON. This session, titled “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” focussed on how the social determinants of health...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Fostering Community Partnerships to Advance Health Equity

On the third webinar of the "Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments" series, we’ll discuss: Why fostering community partnerships is key to advancing health equity How Alameda County in California engages in social justice movements to advance health and racial equity How Kansas City shares power and space with community organizers to change policy How NACCHO is supporting building...

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National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) - Public Health Ethics and Equity: Naming and Navigating Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice

The National Collaborating Centres for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) are pleased to invite you to a webinar showcasing the findings of the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) research project on public health ethics and the process of navigating ethical issues in public health practice. During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn more...

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NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Collective impact, health equity and public health

Join us for a discussion of how participating in a collective impact initiative can deepen public health’s commitment to community engagement and health equity. This webinar will be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about working with community to make change; however, we recommend you read Collective Impact 3.0 from the Tamarack Institute before attending, or watch the video in which...

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The ENRICH Project & Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) - Over the Line: A Conversation on Race, Place & the Environment

What would a different conversation about the relationship between race, place, and the environment in Aboriginal and African Nova Scotian communities look like? How can we engage in a more inclusive conversation about the social justice dimensions of the environment? How can we best acknowledge the links between environmental racism, climate change, climate justice, justice-based transition to a...

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NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Developing public health leadership for health equity action

Presented collaboratively by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) Attention to health equity within the public health sector has increased in recent years due to a growing evidence base, greater commitment to action by leadership, the incorporation of health equity into strategic plans and...

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