Transforming Public Health: IPPH Strategic Plan, 2022-2026
Prioritizing equity

Population and public health is a field inextricably linked with equity; it is perhaps the only health discipline with equity as a central tenet. While past IPPH strategic plans have always included equity, in this plan we are taking a bolder and more explicit approach by building a priority area around it, embedding it within each objective across all four priorities, and integrating it into all our practices.

In addition to advancing equitable health outcomes, operationally we aim to ensure fairness in our research funding competitions and the granting process, espouse a wider variety of perspectives within the health research ecosystem, and work to eliminate barriers for researchers and communities facing conditions of marginalization. Our strategies and activities to achieve these goals are detailed in the equity plan on IPPH's website and outlined below.

IPPH's equity plan will be continuously updated for transparency and accountability. The list of activities will continue to grow and will include actions identified in the May 2022 workshop hosted jointly with the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Future Search: Action for Disrupting White Supremacy and Racism in Public Health Systems. We will continue to contribute and implement actions outlined in the CIHR and Tri-Agency Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) action plans. Finally, we will work with partners to identify, implement and scale these initiatives for even greater impact.

Advancing equitable health outcomes

Advancing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research

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