Webinar: Taking Action on the Root Cause: Inadequate Income and Food Insecurity

Are you interested in the role of public health in social justice issues? Want to learn more about the role of public health in food insecurity? If so, then you may want to participate in this free webinar in which experts will talk about public health programs that address poverty, the root cause of food insecurity. This webinar will focus on inadequate income as the root cause of food insecurity and on actions public health professionals can take to shift practice beyond food-focused initiatives and towards income-based policy solutions.

Through this webinar, you 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 presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) which is funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Date: Tuesday, April 18
Time: 10:00–11:30am PDT