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Webinar - Public Health Ethics and Equity: Naming and Navigating Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice. On November 21 at 1 p.m. EST. Registration is now open!

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Webinar - Public Health Ethics and Equity: Naming and Navigating Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice
In this webinar, presenter Dr. Bernie Pauly will share insights drawn from the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) research project into some of the ethical issues practitioners face in addressing health inequities in public health practice, as well as some means for navigating these issues within health organizations.
October 2017.  Description.

Presenter: Dr. Bernie Pauly, Principal Investigator with the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) 5-year CIHR funded research project. She is also an Associate Professor with the Centre for Addictions Research of BC and School of Nursing at the University of Victoria.
Facilitators: Michael Keeling, Research Officer at the NCCHPP
Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Knowledge Translation Specialist at the NCCDH

Tuesday November 21, 2017 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST

Ce webinaire sera presenté en français le 28 novembre  de 13h à14h30 (HNE). Pour en apprendre davantage, cliquez ici.

Registration: To register, please click here.


The National Collaborating Centres for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) are pleased to invite you to a webinar showcasing the findings of the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) research project on public health ethics and the process of navigating ethical issues in public health practice.

During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about everyday ethical issues encountered by practitioners in their efforts to reduce health inequities associated with mental health and psychoactive substance use in BC and how public health practitioners are navigating and managing these in their practice. Participants will increase awareness and knowledge of public health ethics issues as well as strategies and resources for navigating ethical issues in public health.

Equity Lens in Public Health
(ELPH) research project

The purpose of the ELPH project is to study, explore, and foster learning about the use of an equity lens during a period of complex system change in public health.  This research project is a collaboration of public health leaders in BC. This webinar will focus on findings from the study of Power and Ethics in Public Health, one of the 4 studies financed in the ELPH Project. This fourth study, explores the specific ethical concerns in practice related to reducing health inequities in mental health and substance use.

To learn more about the Equity Lens in Public Health research project, click here.

To learn more about the NCCDH, visit their website.

Who should attend?

This webinar is intended for public health practitioners at all levels who have an interest in health equity issues. Cross-disciplinary groups are encouraged to attend to stimulate conversation at the local level.

Technical instructions for joining a webinar

The link to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants. We are using the Adobe Connect platform. Please review the preliminary steps to follow before connecting to an NCCHPP webinar, click here.

Continuing Education Credits

This webinar is accredited by the École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (University of Montréal's School of Public Health). The process is free. To obtain your continuing education units, you must participate in the webinar and sign in to the platform using your name and surname as indicated in your registration form. You must also fill in an online evaluation form that will be sent by e-mail after the webinar. Your continuing education credit certificate will then be delivered to you by email.


The Adobe Connect platform allows us to record any visual or audio document presented during the webinar. Registering for this webinar implies consent to this recording.

Series of webinars on Public Health Ethics

This is the fourth in a series of webinars presented by the NCCHPP in collaboration with our colleagues at the NCCs for public health. This series focuses on combining evidence and ethics to improve decision making in diverse sectors of public health practice. Our goal is to help practitioners to incorporate ethical perspectives into their everyday practices, including longer-term decision-making, with webinars designed to be relevant for practitioners and decision makers in the various areas served by the different NCCs.

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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.