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The WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (2008) promotes the social determinants to thereby improve health. Dr. Kershaw will discuss the evidence we know about policies to promote the social determinants and the policy priorities that governments actually set in budgets. He will describe one pan-Canadian population health intervention designed to build political will in support of upstream policy investments in Canadians in their 20s, 30s, 40s and the children they are raising. The talk will feature information about how population health experts can contribute to the success of this health intervention.
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Presenter: Dr. Paul Kershaw
Paul Kershaw is the Founder of the Generation Squeeze campaign. He is a farmer morning and night. By day, he is a University of BC professor, public speaker, volunteer, and regular media contributor. “Armed with a laptop and a raft of statistics,” the Vancouver Province describes Kershaw as “a one-man road show trying to change BC one talk at a time.” Since Kershaw knows a one-man show will never be enough, he’s suiting up and spreading out to across the country to ensure Canada works for all generations. At the University of BC, Kershaw is Associate Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership in the School of Population and Public Health.
Rounds will be facilitated by Dr Christopher Mackie, Medical Officer of Health and CEO Middlesex-London Health Unit. In his two years as MOH and CEO at the Middlesex-London Health Unit, Dr. Mackie has driven forward innovation in health programs and governance, as well as bringing leadership to difficult health issues like poverty and harm reduction engaging community leaders and anchor institutions across the health and social services sector in a ground-breaking collaborative process to take action on poverty, mental health and addictions and the related broad health issues.
Public Health Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
PHO Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).
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