April 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

Food insecurity has physical, social, and mental health consequences. The level of household food insecurity is not only an indicator of how well adults and children are doing economically, it is also a social determinant of health equity.

This webinar will focus on inadequate income as the root cause of food insecurity, and actions public health professionals can take to shift practice beyond food-focused initiatives and towards income-based policy solutions. You will hear about the role of public health in social justice issues, and what public health programs that address the root causes of food insecurity can look like.

Participants will learn about the role public health can play in calculating a basic income rate and advocating for income-based policy change. You will also hear about examples of public health working in partnership with community organizations to identify and address risk factors for food insecurity in vulnerable neighborhoods.

Guest experts will explore practical considerations for public health practice across professional disciplines, as well as “take home actions” for participants to consider in their daily practice.

This webinar is hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.