September 22, 2015
This webinar will present findings from a research study that examined the development and implementation of social determinant of health public health nurse (SDOH PHN) positions across Ontario’s 36 public health agencies. These new positions were funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (Ontario) to enhance organizational capacity for action on the SDOH and health equity.
The role of leadership in the implementation of the SDH PHN positions and in an organization’s health equity work more broadly will also be discussed. The supports and barriers to implementing equity-focused positions to improve public health organization capacity to act on SDH and advance health equity will be highlighted as well as recommendations for policy, practice, education and research.