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    Gregory Taylor, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada Gregory Taylor, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada Presentation Transcript

    • Public Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du CanadaPublic Health Agency of CanadaAgence de la santé publique du CanadaRoles for the Health Sectorin Advancing Health Equity in Public Policies8th Global Conference for Health PromotionPlenary: Health Promotion and Closing the Health Equity GapDr. Gregory TaylorDeputy Chief Public Health Officer of CanadaTuesday, June 11, 2013Helsinki, Finland
    • Overview• Advancing Health Equity: Canadian Context andthe Ottawa Charter• Roles for the Health Sector• Success FactorsPublic Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 1
    • Public Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 2“The fundamental conditions andresources for health are:PeaceShelterEducationFoodIncomeA stable ecosystemSustainable resourcesSocial justice and equity.”-Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion,1986
    • Public Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 3Dr. Andrés Petrasovits
    • 41989: Canada Child Tax Benefit1966: Medicare, Pension Plan1952: Old Age Security Program1940: Unemployment InsuranceProvincial/Territorial anti-poverty strategies in placeA history of socialdemocracy
    • Canadian Context• Not all health trends improving• Persistent inequalities – income, sex and gender,geography• Aboriginal populations face particular challenges• Change drivers (e.g.: demographics, globalization,technology)Public Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 5
    • Global Lessons: Reducing Inequalities – Roles for the HealthSectorInternational Efforts involving Canada• Lessons Learned from CanadianExperiences with Intersectoral Action toAddress Determinants of Health: 8 casestudies• Health Equity Through IntersectoralAction – analysis• Addressing Social Determinants ofHealth Through Intersectoral Actions• A Cross-Country Analysis of theInstitutionalization of Health ImpactAssessmentPublic Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 6• 2011: World Conference on SocialDeterminants of Health;• UN Non-Communicable DiseasesSummit
    • Public Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 7PartnerAdvocateCheerleadEnableLeadMitigateAdvancing Health Equity: Roles for the Health Sector
    • • Mexico National Agreement forHealthy Food• Cholera prevention and control inHaiti• Act Now BCPublic Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 8Lead
    • • Oportunidades – Mexico• Cash Transfer Programs –Brazil, Chile• Manitoba Child HealthPublic Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 9Partner
    • • New Zealand – data collection andreporting• Canada – Pathways to Health Equityfor Aboriginal Peoples• Canadian Council on SocialDeterminants of HealthPublic Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 10Enable
    • • South Australia – Health in AllPolicies approach• Thailand – Health ImpactAssessment• Quebec Public Health LawPublic Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 11Advocate
    • • Sri Lanka – mid-20th Centuryrapid transition• Provincial and Territorial anti-poverty strategiesPublic Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 12Cheerlead
    • • Health Equity ImpactAssessments• BC Tri-Partite AgreementPublic Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 13Mitigate
    • Public Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 14Success Factors and ConsiderationsPartnerAdvocateCheerleadEnableLeadMitigate• Intersectoral Approaches• Citizen Participation• Space for Deliberation• Transparent Documentation• Integrated Measurement andMonitoring• Learning• Openness
    • Public Health Agency of Canada | Agence de la santé publique du Canada 15"Its amazing how much can be accomplished if noone cares who gets the credit.”