Collecting race-based data to address HIV, hepatitis C and other health inequities

Event Date: 
September 17 2020, 12:00 pm EDT

  

This webinar is a partnership between the Alliance for Healthier Communities and CATIE.

Anti-racism movements around the world have put increased focus on disparities experienced by Black, Indigenous and people of colour. Furthermore, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has exacerbated health inequities and disparities in racialized communities.

Race-based epidemiological data are not currently being collected in a consistent manner across Canada, including during this pandemic and in regards to HIV and hepatitis C. Some public health authorities have committed to collecting race-based data, however collective action is needed to begin collecting and using this data and translating it into public health and community action.

This webinar will discuss the path forward and tangible next steps for race-based data collection and how they can address health disparities experienced by racialized groups, including African, Caribbean and Black Canadians, Indigenous people, immigrants and newcomers.

Moderator: Dr. Kate Mulligan, Director Policy & Communications, Alliance for Healthier Communities

Speakers:

  • Camille Orridge, Senior Fellow, Wellesley Institute
  • Dr. Naveed Janjua, Epidemiologist, Senior Scientist, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
  • Dana Riley, Program Lead, Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Dr. Marcia Anderson, Executive Director, Indigenous Academic Affairs, Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, University of Manitoba