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February 26

This week, we'll provide a brief overview of PHESC's planned training offerings and resources in the Health Equity Foundational Standard. We're working on organizing everything in our online "course" system so it's easily searchable, but in the meantime, watch our website and, as always, feel free to email us any questions.

The priorities that emerged from PHESC's consultation with Ontario Public Health Units in this Foundational Standard were:

  • Identifying collaborative cross-PHU opportunities for capacity building related to health equity
  • Cross-sector collaboration related to health equity and intersectionality
  • Cultural safety, cultural humility, anti-oppression training - Indigenous specific
  • Cultural safety, cultural humility, anti-oppression training - all priority populations
  • Integrate health equity into intervention (program and policy) design, implementation and evaluation (including Indigenous Health)

 

Below is a brief overview of PHESC's planned training offerings and resources in each priority area. 


Health equity in general

  • Resources from the Wellesley Institute
  • Resource inventories from the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the Alliance for Healthier Communities
  • An introductory health equity webinar from NCCDH 
  • For middle managers specifically, a webinar and online discussion on learning pathways from NCCDH
  • For Boards of Health, webinars on health system leadership from the Alliance for Healthier Communities
  • Identifying collaborative cross-PHU opportunities for capacity building related to health equity
  • Two webinars and online discussions from NCCDH

Cross-sector collaboration related to health equity and intersectionality

  • A webinar and online discussion from NCCDH 
  • A webinar from the Ontario Public Health Association on partnership self-assessment
  • Resources from the Wellesley Institute on health equity strategies internationally
  • External resources from a Locally Driven Collaborative Project, Health Nexus, and the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health

Cultural safety, cultural humility, anti-oppression training - Indigenous specific

  • Introductory readings from the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Online courses from Cancer Care Ontario
  • A series of four webinars developed by the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health with Indigenous partners
  • Resources from PHESC partners and external resources from a variety of organizations.
  • More detail on the Indigenous-specific program of offerings is availableYou can access all Indigenous specific readings, webinar recordings, and recommended resources in our free online "course" system -- register or login here.

Cultural safety, cultural humility, anti-oppression training - all priority populations

  • Resources on racism and health from the Wellesley Institute
  • Workshops, webinars, and online discussions on inclusive leadership, cultural humility, and racial equity from the Alliance for Healthier Communities, the Ontario Public Health Association, NCCDH, and Public Health Ontario

Integrate health equity into intervention (program and policy) design, implementation and evaluation (including Indigenous Health)

  • Workshops, webinars, and online discussions from NCCDH on public health roles for equity action
  • A video from the Alliance for Healthier Communities on using data to advance health equity
  • A new online course and webinars on Health Impact Assessment from the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)
  • A variety of offerings and resources on Health Equity Impact Assessment from the Wellesley Institute and Public Health Ontario
  • External resources from CCSDH and the WHO

 


Partner Profile


Every month, we will be highlighting the work of one of our PHESC partners. This month, we are pleased to introduce Andrea Bodkin from Public Health Ontario.

Where do you live? I live in Greektown in Toronto. I love my neighbourhood because everything that I want/need- including trails and the lake- is within a walk or a short bike ride. 

Where do you work? I work at Public Health Ontario (PHO) as a Senior Program Specialist. My area of expertise is health promotion. Primarily I work with public health units to assist them in planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs. I also do a great deal of work with networks and partnerships, helping them to determine their goals and how to achieve them.

What are some current projects that you’re working on? I’m leading the development of a full-day workshop on community engagement for PHO’s upcoming conference in March. There is a terrific working group of partners helping to shape the workshop and we’re also working with some amazing community partners with lived experience. I’m also in the midst of conducting a systematic review on planning sustainable health promotion programs. This is exciting because many programs are created for a grant opportunity or are short-term in nature. I hope that the results of the systematic review will provide organizations with concrete steps to plan programs that can be sustained, rather than thinking about sustainability planning as the last step in the implementation cycle.

What are you most excited for as a PHESC partner? Well I don’t think I can pick just one. Firstly, there are incredible partners around the table and I’m learning a lot from them. Secondly I’m happy to be providing support to public health units in helping them to meet the Ontario Public Health Standards.

What long-term impact do you hope PHESC will have on the public health workforce in Ontario? There are two things that I’m hoping for. One is for the online portal, with learning pathways, to be really useful for public health professionals so that the learnings we’re developing for PHESC will be accessed beyond the life of the program. The other is that I hope people will think critically about equity at the systems level and how to achieved equitable change in whatever way they can.

Would you rather have the ability to time travel or be invisible? I would love to time travel. I’ve always wanted to go back in time and meet Laura Ingalls Wilder (author of the Little House on the Prairiebooks) and find out what she was really like. I’d also like to see the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring in Paris as it caused a riot -really- and disrupted classical music and the ballet world for ever. 


NCCDH: Use a curated reading list to build your knowledge base | CCNDS : Utilisez une de nos listes de lectures essentielles pour en savoir plus sur un sujet précis


See our curated reading lists. Each list offers a concise overview of relevant studies, tools and other resources to promote action on a specific social determinant of health or health equity concept. 

Allez voir nos listes de lectures essentielles. Chaque liste donne un aperçu des études, des outils et d’autres ressources utiles pour agir sur un déterminant social de la santé ou un concept d’équité en santé en particulier.