September 12 2019
What is PHESC?
Welcome to our new subscribers!
PHESC is a collaborative of eight organizations working to create coherent continuing education learning pathways for Ontario public health staff. Our entire approach is grounded in health equity, and at least for the duration of our two-year grant, all training offerings are free.
Check out our learning pathways:
Visit our partner organizations:
- Alliance for Healthier Communities
- Dalla Lana School of Public Health
- National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
- National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy
- National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
- Ontario Public Health Association
- Public Health Ontario
- Wellesley Institute
Wondering what we can do for you?
Working Together to Build Health Equity
Identifying collaborative opportunities for health equity capacity building is one of the sub-topics in our health equity learning pathway.
- National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health: Recorded webinar - Moving upstream: Working across sectors to decrease health inequities
- National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health: Recorded webinar - Approaches to developing equitable public health interventions and strategies
- National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health: Recorded webinar - Policy development and advocacy to improve health equity
- Public Health Ontario maintains records of many of the Locally Driven Collaborative Projects public health units are doing and have done together.
- If you are a member of either the Ontario Public Health Association or alPHa, they have a Health Equity Working Group.
- If you are a public health nurse, there is a Social Determinants of Health Public Health Nurse network.
- See integrating health equity into intervention design, implementation and evaluation.
- Conferences such as CPHA, TOPHC, HPO, or APHEO also provide opportunities for linking with others.
NCCDH Webinar: Informing public health programs through engagement with communities that live with health inequities
PHESC's podcast series on community engagement is now in production! We're happy to see and promote this complementary webinar by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.
September 19, 2019 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. (EDT)
This event will take place in English.
Community engagement is an important step towards understanding the unique circumstances facing populations living with inequities. This is especially true when considering these communities’ opportunities and barriers to achieving health. Having authentic and ongoing relationships with communities that experience marginalization – beyond one-time engagement events or client satisfaction – requires eliminating processes and practices that make decisions for those communities without their direct and meaningful involvement.