Upcoming Webinar: Engaging communities for better policies to improve health equity

The World Health Organization recognizes that public engagement is an important factor when addressing social issues related to health policy. Decision-makers in government, businesses, organizations, and local communities have a better understanding of health-related issues within a provincial, national and global context with engagement and collaboration.

On October 27, 2014, from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST, The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health is hosting a webinar to highlight their case study, The Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction, which saw high levels of collaboration and community engagement.

The webinar will “explore the process and outcomes of the engagement process and discuss the unique contribution the public engagement process brought to the Makimaniq Plan.” Presenters will include Natan Obed, Director, Department of Social and Cultural Development, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.; Ed McKenna, Director, Poverty Reduction, Department of Family Services, Government of Nunavut; and Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Knowledge Translation Specialist, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.

To learn more and register for this webinar, visit the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health website.