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October 3 2019

Communicating Data Effectively free online course now available!

Based on content from Skills Online and adapted in consultation with APHEO, PHESC's Communicating Data Effectively course is now open for enrollment.

This course builds on the basic concepts of communication, outlined briefly in the Basic Statistics for Public Health course. Learning materials focus on the central elements of communication, the ethical principles and approaches in relation to it and offer suggestions for communicating population health assessment and surveillance activities effectively – one of the essential steps of the surveillance cycle. You will explore a range of communication strategies and ways of working that will ensure your data triggers appropriate action and impact.

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Workshop ($): Engaged Planning, Action Research and Evaluation: Tools and Concepts to Design and Facilitate Impactful Change

October 31, November 1, 4 & 5
Friends House, Toronto, ON

This course engages you in hands-on work with tools and concepts for people and evidence-based learning for social change. It is dedicated to advancing professional capacities to design and facilitate authentic dialogue and sound inquiry among people committed to making a difference. 

In a complex world, decision-making needs to be continuously informed by multiple perspectives, and particularly by the people most affected. This means learning to work "with" people and not "for" or "on" them. Engaging people and mobilizing knowledge for informed action is a direct path to the development of better services, policies, programs and projects. Joins us on this journey.

The 4.5 day agenda is organized into two separate modules that can be taken alone or in combination.

Just Societies: Health Equity and Dignified Lives - Report of the Commission of the Pan American Health Organization on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas

In the last decades, health in the Region of the Americas has improved dramatically, yet many people are being left behind. PAHO has established the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas to analyze the impact of drivers influencing health, while proposing actions to improve inequalities in health. According to the evidence presented in this report, much of ill health is socially determined. Factors such as socioeconomic position, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, being a migrant—alone or in combination—can contribute to marked inequalities in health on life. Furthermore, the impact of daily life conditions shows that the effect of inequalities is seen at the start of life. The report provides examples of successful policies, programs, and actions implemented in countries and presents 12 recommendations to achieve health equity, calling for coordinated actions among local and national governments, transnational organizations, and civil society to jointly address the social determinants of health.

Full report: 

Sociétés justes: équité en santé et vie digne - Rapport de la Commission de l’Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé sur l’équité et les inégalités en santé dans les Amériques

Ces dernières décennies, la santé dans la Région des Amériques s’est considérablement améliorée, et pourtant de nombreuses personnes sont encore laissées pour compte. Dans ce contexte, l’OPS a créé la Commission sur l’équité et les inégalités en santé dans les Amériques afin d’analyser l’impact des déterminants qui influencent la santé, tout en proposant des actions pour réduire les inégalités en matière de santé. Selon les données probantes présentées dans ce rapport, l’état de santé est en grande partie déterminé par des facteurs sociaux, tels que la situation socioéconomique, l’origine ethnique, le genre, l’orientation sexuelle, une incapacité, le statut de migrant, tous facteurs qui – seuls ou combinés – peuvent contribuer tout au long de la vie à des inégalités marquées en matière de sant. … Ce rapport offre des exemples de politiques, de programmes et d’actions mis en oeuvre avec succès dans les pays, et il présente 12 recommandations pour parvenir à l’équité em matière de santé, qui en appellent à des actions coordonnées entre les gouvernements locaux et nationaux, les organisations transnationales et la société civile pour aborder de manière conjointe les déterminants sociaux de la santé.

Rapport complet: