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In this episode, Dr Karl Kabasele from the Race, Health and Happiness podcast joins Andrea to wrap-up season 3.  We can't wrap up the season without a huge thank you to all of our guests, our sound engineer and editor, Obadiah George, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health who produces the podcast. We do not know what the future has in store for Tenfold but we do hope to be back in your ears soon. 
In this episode, three people from the Access Alliance join Andrea to talk about embedding community in research. In a recent research project done by the Access Alliance on the topic of tackling tuberculosis stigma, community was engaged at every step of the process. proejct Leads Shafeeq Armstrong and Jessica Kwan along with Knowledge. Mobilization and Social Action Coordinator Miranda Saroli each share about the project and what they learned from it. Read more about the project here. 
In this episode, Andrea is joined by Heather Keam, Team Lead of the Cities Deepening Communities Cities Deepening Community project at the Tamarack Institute. Heather recently published an article, co-authored with Jonathan Massimi, called Asset-Based Community Recovery Framework. The framework presented in the resource is built on four dimensions of community capacity: human, physical, social and economic capacity. The framework takes an asset-based community development approach, that focuses on the assets that are present in community, allows communities to be more resilient, and puts citizen at the centre. Learn more about Tamarack at or @Tamarack_Inst on Twitter. You can find Heather at 
Dianne Oickle from the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health joins Andrea to discuss a new resource : Let’s talk community engagement for health equity.  Dianne talks about how community engagement has shifted for her over the course of her career, and how the resource was developed using community engagement practices. 
This episode features the Social Media Team from Ottawa Public Health. Jason Haug, Kevin Parent, and Amanda Higginson joined Andrea to talk about how they use social media to engage community, and the broader lessons that can be applied to community engagement. They also discuss the famous Super Bowl tweet and how they worked with Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds on this video. Further Resources:@OttawaHealth and @OttawaSanté on Twitter, and Ottawa Health and Ottawa Santé on Facebook.You can find Parenting in Ottawa on Facebook and Instagram and The Link Ottawa on Instagram and Tiktok. Aging Well in Ottawa is on Facebook Read one of Andrea’s favourite threads about poop (or more precisely, waste water testing), and this MACLEAN’S article about the team’s work. 
Samiya Abdi is back on the podcast to debrief the COVID-19 vaccine mini-series with host Andrea Bodkin.You can find Samiya on Twitter @Samiya_PH and Andrea on Twitter @andreabodkin and the podcast on Twitter @PodTenfold.
Uzma Ahsanullah and Navneet Dhillon from Indus Community Services in Peel Region joined Andrea to talk about their work in one of Ontario's "hotspots". Uzma and Navneet talk about some of the challenges and successes in Peel and how they support they community through COVID-19 and vaccinations. You can learn more about Indus and  www.apnahealth.orgTwitter and Instagram at  @Indus_HelpsHotline support for Covid-19 : 905-366-1010
In this episode, three members from the Ottawa Health Team join Andrea to talk about their work in supporting disproportionately affected communities. Kelli Tonner and Soraya Allibhai from the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre and Karim Mekki from  Ottawa Public Health share how working directly with communities has enabled partners from the Ottawa Health Team to inform them, support them, and vaccinate them.You can learn more about the Ottawa Health Team on their website. You can also read about the Community Development Framework that was establish prior to the pandemic and provided a foundation for their work. 
Nikki Sengupta from the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council talks about a youth-led vaccine advocacy campaign.  Youth ambassador Dakota Boyer participated in the project and shares her ideas on making projects youth-led. #SmudgeCovid #4MyRelations #indigenousyouth4vaccines is a social media campaign on , Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok that aims to increase knowledge and understanding of vaccines, build vaccine confidence and reduce hesitancy among Indigenous youth from 15-24 years old. The project is funded by the National Reconciliation Program of Save the Children Canada.Learn more about the program and watch an amazing series of digital stories created by youth in the project by following @IPHCC_ca on Twitter or IPHCC on Twitter and Instagram. Look for the #SmudgeCovid #4MyRelations #indigenousyouth4vaccines hashtags!
Nicole Blackman, Provincial Director of the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) joins Andrea to talk about vaccinations and Indigenous communities. They discuss medical mistrust and the history between Indigenous communities, government and academic instructions that contribute to it. Nicole shares several different approaches for organizations to work with communities in a good way to deliver vaccinations. To learn more about these wise practices, watch IPHCC's webinar and visit the website for more resources.
This is the first episode of Season 3 and also the first episode in our mini-series on community engagement and vaccinations. In this episode, Samiya Abdi from Public Health Ontario joins Andrea to talk about equity-by-design vaccination appraoches. Andrea also talks about the mini-series and who we will hear from in future episodes.To learn more about Samiya and her work, listen to season 2 episode 9 on The Power of Language in Community Engagement.  You can learn more about COVID-19  and equity considerations on Public Health Ontario's website.  You can find Samiya on Twitter @samiya_ph and reach her via email at 
Season 2 Wrap up

Season 2 Wrap up


To wrap up the season, Andrea is joined by former Tenfold Producer Anya Archer, and Former PHESC staff and season 2 guest Robyn Kalda.
show notes
In this episode guest-host Gillian Kranias talks with regular host Andrea Bodkin, about a recently published systematic review on sustainable health promotion programs, co-authored with Shawn Hakimi. The review identified 14 factors that can promote health promotion program sustainability, two of which are related to community engagement:Fit and alignment refers to alignment between the program and the host organization’s mandate, as well as community needs, priorities and opinions. Partnership with stakeholders, staff and community. The level of involvement of partners and communities impacted sustainability: for example, participatory planning, shared decision making, participatory budgeting.  Papers referenced in this episode:            Ammerman, A., Washington, C., Jackson, B., Weathers, B., Campbell, M., Davis, G., Switzer, B. (2002). The PRAISE! Project: A Church-Based Nutrition Intervention Designed for Cultural Appropriateness, Sustainability, and Diffusion. Health Promotion Practice, 3(2), 286-301. Retrieved July 11, 2020, from, A., Hakimi, S. Sustainable by design: a systematic review of factors for health promotion program sustainability. BMC Public Health 20, 964 (2020). Hill K VF, Clemson L, Lovarini M, Ruseell M. Community falls prevention program sustainability guidelines and workbook. National Health and Medical Research council; Victorian Government Department of Health. 2011. Whelan J, Love P, Millar L, Allender S, Bell C. Sustaining obesity prevention in communities: a systematic narrative synthesis review. Obesy Rev. 2018;19(6):839–51.Wisener K, Shapka J, Jarvis-Selinger S. Sustaining health education research programs in Aboriginal communities. Glob Health Promot. 2017;24(3):49–58.Additional helpful resources:Program Sustainability Assessment Tool (PSAT) Survive and Thrive: Three steps to securing program’s sustainability. Participatory Evaluation Toolkit 
In this episode, Lisa Attygale from Tamarack joins Andrea to talk about her new paper: Understanding Community-Led Approaches to Community Change. Lisa began researching for this paper when she noticed that organizations often use the term “community led” when the activities they called community led had a range, and many wouldn’t be classified as community led. Lisa reviewed 67 organizations that described themselves as community led approaches, and mapped their approaches from grass-roots approaches to consultation. Lisa strongly felt that we needed to gain understanding of the term “community led” and developed a spectrum to capture these approaches: from community informed to community owned to community shaped to community driven.Lisa and Andrea talk about community led approaches, some of the barriers organizations might face in implementing them, and the role of power in working with community. Read Lisa’s paper here and of course check out Tamarack’s multiple resources on community engagement and collective impact Finally, check out Tamarack’s new Foundations of Community Engagement online course
At Tenfold we’ve been reflecting about racism in public health systems.  This minisode and notes are meant to bring a few of these situations to light- by no means not a complete list- to encourage you to research further as part of your personal work. The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was run by the United States Public Health Service, with Tuskegee University, from 1932 to 1972.  A number of experiments were performed by various government departments and medical experts on malnourished children living in residential schools between 1942 and 1952. From the 1940s to 1960s, Inuit in the far north were separated from their families and transported, by ship, to sanatoriums in the south of Canada. Many families never heard from – or about- their relatives after that. During the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, leaders in First Nations reserves asked for supplies, such as vaccines, to fight the epidemic. Several reserves received shipments of body bags which arrived arrived prior to the H1N1 vaccinations.When Andrea consulted with PHESC colleagues Erica De Ruggio and Angella Mashford Pringle, they offered these two questions for reflection:Consider the levels of power that you, and your organization, have to maintain, change or disrupt systemsReflect on your position in life: Power, Privilege and Positionality, and how your position impacts your work in public health and community engagementStudies mentioned in the podcast/episode notes:Ammerman, A., Washington, C., Jackson, B., Weathers, B., Campbell, M., Davis, G., Switzer, B. (2002). The PRAISE! Project: A Church-Based Nutrition Intervention Designed for Cultural Appropriateness, Sustainability, and Diffusion. Health Promotion Practice, 3(2), 286-301. Retrieved July 11, 2020, from, A. (1978). Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. The Hastings Center Report, 8(6), 21-29. doi:10.2307/3561468. Retrieved July 11, 2020 from NE, Stanwick R, Lynk A. Canada's shameful history of nutrition research on residential school children: The need for strong medical ethics in Aboriginal health research. Paediatr Child Health. 2014;19(2):64. doi:10.1093/pch/19.2.64. Retrieved July 11, 2020 from The Hospital for Sick Children. Frederick Tisdall. Retrieved August 5 2020                       
In this episode, Pete Bombaci, founder of the GenWell Project, joins Andrea to talk about human connection and face to face social connection. In this global pandemic, in the time of physical distancing, the importance of human connection and interaction is more important than ever. Read more about the GenWell Project and watch their latest video, Staying Connected During Covid19. 
In this week’s minisode, Andrea sits on her bedroom floor and muses about the role of social inclusion as a determinant of health. For more information, read about the United Kingdom’s Campaign to ENDLoneliness, WHO’s social exclusion resources, and the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health’s 2017 report, Connected Communities: Healthier Together.  
In this episode, Andrea is joined by Paul Young, an Environmental Health Promoter at South Riverdale Community Health Centre in the east end of Toronto. A few audio gremlins joined as well, so please bear with the occasional sound interruption! South Riverdale Community Health Centre is located in an area with a lot of industry, so the impact of air and soil pollutionare top of mind for the community. Much of the work that the health centre does is in the area of the built environment- a key determinant of health. This work includes community organizing, building understanding of the determinants of health, and developing policy options that address them. When Paul began to engage the community and decision makers to find out what actions they could take together, the community identified that travel options for people who choose to not drive were important. This was quite some time ago, when bike lanes were more controversial, but the idea had the support of the community at then-councilor Jack Layton. 4 years later, bike lanes were installed on Dundas Street East. The community also started bike repair drop-ins for people in the city that rely on bikes to get around. Weekly drop-ins are hosted at Toronto Community Housing locations as well as South Riverdale Community Health Centre. This program is a stepping stone for some clients to become more comfortable at the health centre and access health services. It’s also an opportunity for social connection and meeting new people. 
In this episode, Kate Mulligan from the Alliance for Healthier Communities joins host Andrea Bodkin to talk about social prescribing. In social prescribing, every primary health care visit – whether to a doctor or nurse practitioner- includes a check in about the social determinants of health, such as housing, food, connection to other people. Where a need is identified, the practitioner refers the client to a support person such as a health promoter, nurse or link worker, who co-creates a plan to address what matters to the client and supports you in taking the initial steps in your plan.It would be easy for people to think that social prescribing is an “add on” or nice to have program that doesn’t directly address health outcomes. An important part of social prescribing includes measuring and tracking how addressing social needs improves health.  The Alliance has just completed a research project where 11 Community Health Centres and Aboriginal Health Access Centres participated. The research project found that new resources weren’t needed for the initiative, rather health centres re-engineered their existing structures.  Results include a 50% reduction in feelings of loneliness and isolation, an improvement in perceived mental health, and a reduction in primary care visits. The Alliance is hosting a virtual celebration of social prescribing on May 27th at 12:30 pm. Register for the celebration here.  ResourcesLearn more about social prescribing on the Alliance’s website: You can also read about the National Health Service (U.K.)’s social prescribing initiative and   
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