Tag: #decodingpublichealth

Newsletter #14: July 2020

In July’s newsletter, we introduce you to our new COVID-19 resource page, Decoding Public Health series on social media, shared successes, the Healthy Human, and more!

Decoding Public Health: Other Resources

Looking for other information not covered here? Check out these other great resources!

When Two Public Health Emergencies Collide

BC is facing two concurrent public health emergencies: the overdose crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic. How do we protect all British Columbians, especially vulnerable populations, in this context?

Social Inclusion 101: Decoding Public Health

Social inclusion is an imperative part of a healthy lifestyle.

Decoding Public Health: Racism, Xenophobia, & Epidemics

This epidemic may be new, but the racism and xenophobia that has come with it isn’t.

Upstream 101: Decoding Public Health

In order to achieve health, we must address factors like income, education, the environment, social justice, and more.

Social Determinants of Health 101: Decoding Public Health

We toss around a lot of acronyms in the public health world. Here’s one you may have seen before–SDOH. It’s an acronym with a lot of weight, and one we need to put more emphasis on in order to address health inequities and create a truly healthy society. So what does it stand for and …

Health Equity 101: Decoding Public Health

Let’s talk a bit about health equity. What is it and why is it so important? Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to meet their highest health potential. And there should be no disadvantage or barriers to achieving this potential. It means we all deserve the same opportunities no matter …

Health Promotion 101: Decoding Public Health

You have probably heard of health promotion. You may know a little bit about it. You might think of it as a way to change behaviours through social marketing, for example. But did you know the “discipline” of health promotion is actually about so much more? The definition of health promotion is “the process of …