Tag: Health promotion

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Social Justice and Public Health

Social justice and public health are intrinsically linked. Right now, the world is seeing how the need for improving social justice is reaching a boiling point. If we want to improve public health, we must engage in social justice now.

Social Justice and Public Health: Taking Action

Each of us has the power to create meaningful change that our world urgently needs. Here are 8 ways you can support social justice and public health right away.

"Public Health" written in the middle of the image, in a circle, with other public health terms like "surveillance", "knowledge translation", "disease prevention", "outbreaks", "policy", "monitoring" written around it with arrows pointing from public health to those other terms.

Public Health 101: Decoding Public Health!

We keep writing about things related to public health, talking about the parts that make up the whole. But what is the whole? What the heck is public health anyway? Public health is a very broad and diverse field, consisting of many different areas. Well-known public health initiatives include vaccination programs, smoking cessation campaigns, hand …

The Healthy Human 101: Decoding Public Health

It’s Kristy here, ED of the BCCDC Foundation, and for this month’s Decoding Public Health piece, I’d like to turn things to you, our readers, and get you thinking about a few things…and let’s see if we can start a conversation about health. I was invited to present at the Whole Human Summit recently, which …

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 …