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Canadian Public Health Association

January 16, 2018 5:00pm EST

A day in the life of a health promoter


  • Dr. Suzanne F. Jackson, Associate Professor Emerita at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and President at the Canadian Public Health Association

Moderator: Emilie Sartoretto

What does health promotion entail? What role do health promoters play in public health? Health promotion is a key part of public health and an essential component in any public health program. It is the process of implementing a range of interventions—promoting healthy behaviours, creating supportive environments, encouraging healthy public policies—enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. Dr. Jackson will share her insights as an expert who specializes in participatory health promotion planning and evaluation, and health promotion education and training. She will explain how health promotion looks at the very broadest levels and aims to understand the interaction and interrelationships between these different levels and how they affect different problems whether at the individual, family, community or regional levels. This webinar aims to give you a sense of what you can expect in a health promotion career.

This session is part of the Exploring Careers in Public Health Webinar Series.


Dr. Suzanne F. Jackson

Suzanne is Editor-in-Chief for Global Health Promotion, Head of the Global Health Promotion Consortium (WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion) and Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Jackson specializes in participatory health promotion planning and evaluation, and global public health, as well as health promotion education and training. In Canada, she was the Director for the Centre for Health Promotion for 9 years and provides technical support to the Canadian Best Practices Portal in Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She has been President of the Ontario Public Health Association and is currently President of the Canadian Public Health Association.