NCCDH Conversation series: From risk to resilience: A health equity approach to pandemic preparedness, response and recovery
Addressing the social determinants of health during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the cracks in our health, economic and social systems that have disproportionately harmed the most marginalized populations. Importantly, the meaningful work of addressing social determinants of health must begin with the recognition and confrontation of deeply rooted stigmas. These stigmas include colonialism, racism and other forms of discrimination.
This 5-part conversation series is an opportunity for public health professionals, community health leaders, researchers and decision-makers to build our collective capacity to use a health equity approach in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from COVID-19 and future pandemics.
Chief public health office reports
The series is anchored in findings from the chief public health officer (CPHO) of Canada’s 2020 annual report, From risk to resilience: An equity approach to COVID-19, and the 2019 annual report, Addressing stigma: Towards a more inclusive health system.