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CHNET Fireside Chat--Using an Online Toolkit to Address Social Determinants of Health Through Multiple Intervention Programs

October 8, 2009

1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Race…gender…income…All of these affect our health. In fact, considerable evidence exists that unequal social conditions contribute significantly to the persistent inequalities in the health of populations, internationally and in Canada.

How can public health programs address these, and other, social determinants of health? How are ‘social determinants’ understood and defined? What information can we draw upon to identify the determinants that we might be able to address? What kinds of interventions might be effective? How can we assess the impact of health interventions on social determinants? Is there any evidence that the social determinants can be altered through public health programming?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, please join us on October 8. This Fireside chat will focus on using elements of the Multiple Interventions Program Tool Kit, an on-line resource for public health planners, to take into account social determinants of health when planning, implementing, and evaluating multiple intervention programs.

We hope to have ample time for discussion and sharing of your own experiences.

A list of additional resources (reports, articles books, web-sites, videos) related to social determinants of health will also be made available after the presentation

Advisors on Tap

  • Alma Estable, MSW, a Qualitative Research Consultant with the University of Ottawa Community Health Research Unit, and a senior partner with Gentium Consulting, a community-based social research firm
  • Mechthild Meyer, Qualitative Research Consultant with the niversity of Ottawa Community Health Research Unit, and a senior partner with Gentium Consulting,
  • Bev Wilcox R.N., B.N., M.Ed., Research Ethics Secretariat, Integration, Quality & Standards Branch, Ottawa Public Health

For more information and to register, visit