The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)’s Data, Surveillance and Foresight Branch (DSFB) and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
Date and time
October 31, 2023
1:00 to 2:00pm Eastern Time / 12:00 to 1:00pm Central Time
Public health surveillance systems play a key role in providing the evidence to support decision-making on public health interventions that can reduce health inequalities that disproportionately impact marginalized communities, including Indigenous Peoples. Monitoring and analyzing health inequalities supports the evaluation of impacts such interventions and efficient resource allocation to communities where they are needed most. There has been an increasing recognition of the importance of health equity and disaggregated data within public health surveillance in the last two decades. Integrating a health equity lens in our public health surveillance systems will contribute towards creating a more equitable healthcare system that promotes the health and well-being of all individuals and communities, ensuring that no one is left behind.
By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the relationships between public health surveillance, health inequalities, and population health;
- Understand Canadian and international examples that demonstrate how the monitoring and assessment of health inequalities informs public health action; and
- Understand contemporary trends in health inequalities, their likely causes, and how they impact the future of public health surveillance.
- Elissa Giang, Acting Senior Epidemiologist, DSFB, PHAC
- Dr. Wendy Xie, Knowledge Translation Project Manager, NCCID
Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi, MPH, Sc.D.
Professor and Division Head of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Edwin S. H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children, Hospital for Sick Children
Surveillance Advances is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Surveillance Advances is also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.
Seminar will be held on Zoom. Speakers have approximately 30 minutes to present their material, followed by approximately 15 minutes for discussion and questions from attendees. Presentation materials in English and French will be distributed through NCCID media channels.
Language: Seminar will be delivered in English
All instructions for the seminar series will be posted on the Eventbrite registration page and will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.
Following the event, recordings and slides for each seminar will be distributed through NCCID media channels.