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NCCDH presents at TOPHC 2017

April 6th, 2017
L-r, Michael Keeling, NCCHPP, Olivier Bellefleur, NCCHPP, Jaime Stief, NCCMT, Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, NCCDH and Pemma Muzumdar, NCCPH

Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, a member of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), hosted by StFX, recently participated in The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) held March 29-31, 2017 in Toronto.

Ms. Ndumbe-Eyoh, NCCDH Knowledge Translation Specialist, took part in a panel presentation titled Sustainable development goals: Exploring implications for Canadian public health practice. The panel discussed opportunities to link Canadian public health practice to the United Nations’ set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are intended to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and ensure global well-being by 2030.

The panel explored the centrality of Indigenous health and wellbeing in meeting the SDGs; considered how SDGs can drive health equity in Canada; and provided a linkage between Canadian and global health goals.

Ms. Ndumbe-Eyoh also facilitated a workshop called Stories as a knowledge transfer strategy to advance action for health equity.

During the workshop, the NCCDH and other health equity partners shared what they have learned from experimenting with different approaches to capturing and sharing public health practice stories. They also helped participants develop ideas for telling stories that bridge individual and local experiences around addressing health inequities.

The workshop highlighted four new NCCDH resources from the series, Learning from Practice: Advocacy for health equity: 1) Hamilton Public Health Services; 2) Food security; 3) Environmental racism; 4) Generation Squeeze.

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