Environmental Health Leadership Through an Equity Lens

January 11, 2017 (2:00 - 3:00 PM ET)

Offered by the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCHEH)

This webinar was available in English only.


Health equity is a crosscutting issue that relates to every facet of public health, including environmental health. This webinar will:

1. Examine how and where health equity issues intersect with environmental public health practice, using stories and examples to illustrate how health equity issues arise in practice, how practitioners respond, and how health equity fits within a health protection mandate.

2. Clarify potential roles for frontline practitioners and environmental health leadership, including an exploration of individual-and organizational-level factors that can facilitate the application of an equity lens in environmental public health.

3. Provide action-oriented tools that can be used by individual practitioners who wish to apply an equity lens to practice, as well as resources to guide environmental health managers and leaders who plan to integrate equity within an environmental health team, department, or agency.


Karen Rideout

Policy Analyst, BC Centre for Disease Control/NCCEH

Karen Rideout is a policy analyst at the BC Center for Disease Control, Environmental Health Services Division and at the National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health. She is a food systems specialist whose work focuses on the interactions between food, nutrition, the environment, and health. Dr. Rideout is the project manager for “Through an Equity Lens: A New Look at Environmental Health,” a BCCDC project to build capacity for health equity work among EHOs and other environmental health professionals in BC. Her current work also includes health and the built environment and supporting collaboration between the food security and food safety sectors.


This event is approved for up to 6.5 credits by the Office for Continuing Professional Development. The Office for CPD, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME). This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme. Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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