The Equity in Environmental Public Health Workshop Toolkit, created by the BC Centre for Disease Control, is a collection of readymade, customizable resources that can be used to create a professional development or planning session for staff and management on health equity in environmental health.
This Toolkit supports managers and other environmental public health (EPH) leaders to facilitate professional development or planning sessions with their teams to build internal capacity around health equity. This will enable EPH and other public health staff to engage in ongoing learning about health equity and to work together to integrate a health equity perspective into EPH practice.
Session 1: Introduction to health equity introduces the concepts of health equity and the social determinants of health, illustrates ways that they can intersect with EPHPs practice, and briefly introduces a few ideas about how EPHPs might respond to health equity issues. It includes an optional group discussion exercise in which participants explore scenarios and discuss equity-related issues and how they could respond in practice.
First time users of the toolkit are commended to reference the Facilitator's Guide linked below as an overview of the content.