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Intersectionality and health equity: Exploring opportunities for public health practice and policy, National Collaborating Centres for Determinants of Health and Healthy Public Policy

December 12th, 2016

1:00-2:30 p.m. EST

This webinar will also be delivered in French on December 13, 2016, at 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (see for details and to register).

This webinar will introduce participants to the concept of intersectionality and discuss opportunities to incorporate intersectionality into the theory, design, analysis, and interpretation of public health actions to improve health equity. This will be of particular interest for those seeking to influence the structural determinants of health/causes-of-the-causes.

The presenters will discuss their understanding of intersectionality and how it can be applied in public health practice, policy and research focused on the social determinants of health and health equity.
They will identify opportunities to better integrate an intersectional lens into various aspects of equity- oriented public health activity.


  • Natalie Clark, Violence Counsellor and Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University
  • Ruth Cameron, Executive Director, AIDS Committee of Cambridge Kitchener Waterloo and Area
  • Samiya Abdi, Health Promotion Consultant, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Public Health Ontario
  • Dr. Olena Hankivsky, Professor & Director, Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy, Simon Fraser University


  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
  • Val Morrison, Research Officer, NCCHPP

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Presented by the National Collaborating Centres for Determinants of Health and Healthy Public Policy.