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Advancing Health Equity: Promising Practices

Montreal, Quebec
June 19, 2011

8:30 a.m.-16:30 p.m.

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and the Sudbury District and Health Unit invite you to join them at CPHA, Sunday, June 19th for Advancing Health Equity: Promising Practices  - a day-long workshop for public health practitioners. 

Participants will learn about and interpret recent research. Small groups will explore how to apply findings in their own practice settings. There are two components:

  • ten promising practices that public health organizations can use to advance health equity. Building on research/recommendations of Sudbury & District Health Unit intervention project and a 2010 environmental scan undertaken by the National Collaborating Centre Determinants of Health, participants will learn about promising practices and major roles for public health organizations; study case examples; and engage in small group discussion analyzing how to increase local action; and
  • a new way to talk about social determinants of health builds upon comprehensive research undertaken by the U.S.-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This session will Canadianize findings and help participants understand and use values as the basis for gaining commitment to advance health equity with respective audiences. Facilitated by representatives from Saskatoon Regional Health Authority, Niagara Regional Public Health Unit and Nova Scotia Health and Wellness.

For more information about this workshop, please download the event flyer: http://www.cpha.ca/uploads/confs/2011/program_b.pdf (Page 19).