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Webinar - Mapping out the social determinants of health of refugee and migrant women in Canada: Applying an Intersectional Lens
The NCC for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) in partnership with the NCC for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) & the NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) offered an overview to public health physicians and policy makers in Canada on issues specific to refugee women. 
January 2019. Description.

Presenter Dr. Bilkis Vissandjée, Professor in the University's Faculty of Nursing and researcher at the institute of Public Health Research at the University of Montreal (IRSPUM) (see complete biography below). 

Moderator  Margaret Haworth-Brockman, M.Sc., Senior Program Manager, NCCID
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Date Tuesday January 29, 2019 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST

Ce webinaire a été présenté en français le 5 février 2019, pour en savoir davantage, cliquez ici.


Description

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), in partnership with the National Collaboration Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) & the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), offered an overview to public health physicians and policy makers in Canada on issues specific to refugee women. This webinar focused on the concept of intersectionality and what it might mean for public health through a gender lens. It elaborated the ways policy influences women, men and other genders differentially. Specific examples illustrating selected challenges faced by women with refugee status in terms of access to care and specific health experiences were discussed. This webinar was held on January 29, 2019.

Speaker's Bio

Dr. Bilkis Vissandjée is a full professor in the University's Faculty of Nursing, a researcher at the institute of Public Health Research at the University of Montreal (IRSPUM), and the CSSS Research and Training Centre. Mountain. (Team Migration, Ethnicity, Health and Social Services, METISS), of which is a co-founder. She is also a member of the Tuberculosis Montreal Interdisciplinary Research team.

Her main research interest is in the challenges of providing quality care in a multiethnic context, taking into account gender, ethnicity, immigration experiences and equity. Among her actions related to gender, gender and migration issues, she has worked with various NGOs to develop and implement programs for newcomers to Canada with conditions such as tuberculosis, type2 diabetes, and adapted to their context. Her contributions to the scientific community, in collaboration with national and international partners, highlights the importance of issues related to gender, migration experience and ethnicity in developing strategies to promote health in Canada.

PPT presentation and recording

The PPT presentation and the recording of this webinar will soon be available online.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at: ncchpp@inspq.qc.ca.

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.