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January 16 2020

Online, Self-paced Implementation Research Course Now Available!

PHESC is pleased to announce the launch of a new, 2-hour self-paced course entitled Implementation Research in Public Health.This course will provide an introduction to implementation research with application to public health interventions. It addresses topics and questions such as:

  • What is implementation research?
  • What questions should be asked when conducting implementation research?
  • How should equity considerations, research methods and theories be integrated into implementation research design?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to better:

  • Understand the concepts underlying implementation research.
  • Choose the appropriate strategies when designing and conducting implementation research.
  • Evaluate the processes and outcomes of new or adapted interventions.

A certificate of completion will be granted upon completion of the course.

Enroll in the course today!
We also recommend checking out our introductory course, Designing and Implementing Population Health Interventions if you’re new to public health and/or do not necessarily have planning and evaluation as core responsibilities in your day-to-day work but would like to learn more.


Season 1 Wrap Up of Tenfold

This week on the podcast, the PHESC team and host Andrea Bodkin sit down and reflect on highlights and lessons learned over the past season. We encourage you to do the same! What lessons have affected you? How will this change your work? Chat about it with your friends and colleagues (or with us!).

We’re excited that we’ll be coming back for a second season! Have a story about community engagement or know someone who does? We’d love to hear from you! Email or tweet @PHESC_ON to get in touch.

You can listen to all episodes of Tenfold on our website at or on your preferred podcatcher. Thank you to all of our wonderful guests and listeners for making season 1 such a success!

Webinar: Health Equity Impact Assessment in Five Steps

The Health Equity Impact Assessment community of interest is offering five webinars covering the five steps of the HEIA. 

Webinar 1: Step 1, Scoping - an overview of the first stage

23 January 2020, noon to 12:30pm EST

HEIA is a practical tool for identifying and improving the health equity impacts of your policy, program, or initiative. The Ontario government developed HEIA for more than just health organizations. If you create policies or deliver services that might have an impact on people’s health, HEIA is for you.

Scoping involves first identifying subpopulations that might be negatively affected by a policy or initiative and, then, learning about the key determinants of health for these subpopulations.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to describe:
  • what scoping is
  • why it’s done
  • how to do it practically.


NCCDH Webinar: Disruptive opportunities to enhance capacity for equity-oriented action in the health sector

Part of a series from the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
30 January 2020, 1:00-2:00pm EST

Equity-oriented action in the health sector is often perceived and experienced as disruptive because it seeks to shift power and transform how organizations and systems function. When disruptive opportunities are nurtured, practitioners and decision-makers have the space to reflect on the structures and systems that manifest health inequities and reimagine practice and policy.

We will be exploring the idea of psychological safety and its potential to strengthen capacity for health equity actions within organizations. The promotion of psychological safety contributes to these aims by supporting the interpersonal risk-taking and courage needed for work in health equity. Leadership plays a critical role in framing disruption as opportunities for action.

Speakers will discuss practical strategies that support practitioners to challenge inequity-generating practices and processes. These strategies are also meant to help practitioners move beyond usual ways of working to support equity-oriented approaches.

More information and registration