This toolkit is based on The Handbook of Health Equity in Environmental Public Health Practice, a collection of resources and tools created as part of the Through an Equity Lens project at BCCDC.
Although originally developed for practitioners in BC, the toolkit is intended for use across Canada.
The toolkit is designed primarily for EPHP team leaders and managers. All the materials are provided along with speaking notes and background information for facilitators. You don't need to be a health equity expert to use the Toolkit, but some prior exposure health equity concepts and their application to EPH practice is helpful.
If you are new to health equity, you may wish to consult with colleagues or a health equity specialist (such as a population health equity specialist, a medical health officer or a social health equity nurse with expertise in determinants of health).
The toolkit includes three ready-made sessions as well as instructions and materials to create your own dedicated health equity session for EPHPs.
You might use the toolkit to:
- add a short introductory presentation about health equity to a team meeting
- plan a dedicated educational session about health equity in your department
- organize a 2- to 3-hour workshop to explore health equity in more depth
You can also use any individual element (such as a PowerPoint slide, handout, video, group discussion question or interactive exercise) to facilitate discussion in an informal setting or meeting with staff and colleagues.
The materials can be adapted for local use or supplemented with additional resources.
has been approved for professional development hours (PDHs) credit as part of the CIPHI Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) Program. Log in to the CIPHI Member Service Centre
to apply for PDH credit (1 hour for attending or 3 hours for planning and hosting a session).