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Intersectionality in public health: Part 1

Date & Time
March 22, 2023 12:00 pm-1:00 pm CST
Event Host
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

Part 1: What is intersectionality, and why it is important for public health?

In this webinar, NCCDH knowledge translation specialists Pemma Muzumdar and Bernice Yanful will

  • summarize evidence on the historical roots of intersectionality;
  • outline its connections to critical race theory, the use and misuse of intersectionality, and its relevance to public health action;
  • discuss how an intersectional approach, including continuous critical reflection, can be applied to four established public health roles for advancing health equity (assess and report, modify and orient interventions, partner with other sectors, and participate in policy development);

Following the first webinar in this series, participants will be able to

  • Describe intersectionality, its historical roots, and its relevance to public health; 
  • Consider when intersectionality is being misused (whitened or flattened); and
  • Identify resources to support learning on taking an intersectional approach.