Webinar - Policy Approaches to Reducing Health Inequalities
This webinar, presented by the NCCHPP's Val Morrison, is intended to enable public health actors to more easily distinguish between the most widespread policy approaches that have been proposed to reduce health inequalities.
December 2016.  Description.

Presenter: Val Morrison, Research officer NCCHPP

Dates: March 14, 2017 in English;  2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT)

            March 7, 2017 in French. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EST)

Registration: Click here to access the registration form.


This webinar is part of a series entitled: Knowledge Translation in Public Health Medicine from the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in partnership with the Public Health Physicians of Canada.

This webinar is potentially of interest to public health actors whose work touches on questions of health inequalities and health equity as well as those interested in policy approaches in public health.

The webinar is intended to enable public health actors to more easily distinguish between the most widespread policy approaches that have been proposed to reduce health inequalities. These approaches are: political economy, macro social policies, intersectionality, life course, settings approach, approaches that aim at living conditions, those that target communities, and approaches aimed at individuals.

We set out to clarify how these different approaches are grounded theoretically, how they affect inequalities differently, and how adopting one or the other can impact attempts to reduce health inequalities.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between eight different policy approaches to reducing health inequalities.

  2. Classify each approach as acting on either the determinants of health or the determinants of health inequalities.

  3. Illustrate how adopting one or another of the policy approaches will affect the potential reduction of health inequalities differently.

In preparation for the webinar, participants are invited to read the document “Policy Approaches to Reducing Health Inequalities”.

Understanding policy approaches to reducing health inequalities can be useful for advancing public health physicians' competencies in these domains:

  • Policy, planning & program development

  • Communication, collaboration & advocacy for the public's health

  • Leadership and management

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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.

For this course, we have also requested CME study credits from McGill University, Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which sponsors continuing medical education for physicians. The Office for CHPE at McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME).

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.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at: ncchpp_training@inspq.qc.ca

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