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Health equity and access to food - SHCH2020 webinar 6

This is the 6th webinar in the Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Aotearoa webinar series and focuses on equity in health and the challenge of providing healthy food to families.

Equity in health is complex when the factors of sustainability and climate change are involved and in the field of food security, public health scientists need to use an equity lens. Sustainability is not just environmental, but social and economic and the food system is a good example of this diversity.  Evidence points to the systems-based changes across sectors that are needed to make wholesale changes to the food system (top-down approach). There are also local changes where communities can be helped to achieve security and sovereignty (bottom-up approach) improving health and resilience. COVID-19 has highlighted the gaps and gold in the food system.

Dr Geoff Kira's work is based in the public health practice of prevention through equitable health promotion. This presentation will use examples of his work which have addressed the challenges of providing healthy food to families whilst also recognising sustainability and climate change concerns. Recommendations for the future will also be included.

geoff kira 2020 imageAbout Dr Geoff Kira: Geoff is a Māori (Ngāpuhi) public health scientist from Massey University and specialises in translating health theory, epidemiology and constructs into useful community-based research. His discipline of ‘health equity intervention’ investigates pragmatic methods of determining and realising equity for disadvantaged communities. In the past decade, he has undertaken work in cardiac rehabilitation, adolescent sleep hygiene and food security.


If you would like to sign-up for the series, please register here and you will be sent the webinar link. Once registered, the link will enable you to join any of sessions listed.

Each webinar consists of a presentation and Q&A session. For those unable to attend the live event, the speaker's presentation will be recorded and a link placed in the programme listing after the broadcast. However, participation in the Q&A, is only available to those joining live.

Date Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Time 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Audience Allied health professionals,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Webinar
CampusWellington

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