The Canadian Policy Response to COVID-19: What’s in it for Health Equity?
Dr. Ronald Labonté, Co-lead of the Global One Health Network, Professor and Distinguished Research Chair, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa.
Dr. Arne Ruckert, Research Coordinator of the Global One Health Network, Senior Researcher, Globalization and Health Equity Unit, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa.
The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening health inequities worldwide, and Canada is not immune to these challenges. Some population groups are disproportionately affected due to pre-existing vulnerabilities. These groups also face heightened risk through public health and governance interventions to control its spread (e.g. economic lockdowns, physical distancing). Governments in Canada responded to the pandemic with significant new funding and policy initiatives, leading researchers to consider how well did these initiatives address health inequities embedded in the social determinants of health? Join Dr. Ronald Labonté and Dr. Arne Ruckert as they discuss the findings of their recent study that analyzed government policies and programs announced between March 15, 2020 and October 21, 2020, and what this means for Canadian policies going forward.
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