LET’S TALK INTERSECTIONALITY - LET’S TALK
25 April 2022
For example, a whitened In the Canadian context, public health leaders approach to intersectionality may focus on the and organizations have stated a commitment to collection and reporting of health-related data by addressing the social determinants of health and categories such as class, sex and sexual orientation advancing health equity. [...] Thus, intersectionality has the potential to transform how health equity issues are identified, examined and addressed.8,34 Intersectionality offers public health • a fuller understanding of distinct practitioners, decision-makers, researchers experiences of privilege and disadvantage, and organizations: their root causes and their relationships to • a lens to examine how various structural equity. [...] These practitioners, decision-makers, researchers include: and organizations must: • scarce practical tools and guidance on how • grapple with issues of power, privilege and to apply intersectionality within public health oppression both within and outside of their practice, policy and research;2,6 organizations and institutions; • siloed ways of working and implicit biases • engage with the compl. [...] praxis in public health involves the use of critical • Reflect critically on your social positions and thinking both to identify and examine social and identities, your personal biases and beliefs, and health inequities and to address them through how they are shaped by systems of power and (collective) action.52,53 In turn, the knowledge gained oppression. [...] FIGURE 3: PROCESS OF CRITICAL PRAXIS IONT Thinking about the C Actions to disrupt nature of social and intersecting systems health inequities L driving inequities ITIC A CR THINKING DOING REFLE ASSESS AND REPORT MODIFY AND ORIENT INTERVENTIONS • Apply an intersectional lens to the collection, • Modify and orient public health programs analysis, interpretation and use of data related and services t.