In this webinar, presenter Dr. Bernie Pauly shared insights drawn from the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) research project into some of the ethical issues practitioners face in addressing health inequities in public health practice, as well as some means for navigating these issues within health organizations.

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the NCCHPP offered a webinar showcasing the findings of the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) research project on public health ethics and the process of navigating ethical issues in public health practice.

During this webinar, participants had the opportunity to learn more about everyday ethical issues encountered by practitioners in their efforts to reduce health inequities associated with mental health and psychoactive substance use in BC and how public health practitioners are navigating and managing these in their practice. Participants increased awareness and knowledge of public health ethics issues as well as strategies and resources for navigating ethical issues in public health.


Dr. Bernie Pauly, Principal Investigator with the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) 5-year CIHR funded research project. She is also an Associate Professor with the Centre for Addictions Research of BC and School of Nursing at the University of Victoria.


Michael Keeling, Research Officer at the NCCHPP

Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Knowledge Translation Specialist at the NCCDH

Series of webinars on Public Health Ethics

This was the fourth in a series of webinars presented by the NCCHPP in collaboration with our colleagues at the NCCs for public health. This series focuses on combining evidence and ethics to improve decision making in diverse sectors of public health practice. Our goal is to help practitioners to incorporate ethical perspectives into their everyday practices, including longer-term decision-making, with webinars designed to be relevant for practitioners and decision makers in the various areas served by the different NCCs.

Webinar Recording

PPT Presentation
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