11 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
Tenfold - Farewell Episode
This is the final episode of Tenfold. After three season and 34 episodes, host Andrea Bodkin and sound engineer and editor Obadiah George reflect on the podcast, what they’ve learned and what they’ll be up to in the future. Obadiah is involved with the Race, Health &Happiness podcast as well as Global Health Matters from the World Health Organization. Andrea will be the “Canadian Host” for the podcast of the international journal Health Promotion Practice, called the HPP Podcast, in the coming months. The podcasts that Obadiah and Andrea love that they mentioned on the show: · Revisionist History and Ologies are two of Obadiah’s favourites · Oh Witch Please
40 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Season 3 Wrap-up with Dr Karl Kabasele
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.
36 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
Engaging Community in Research: the Tackling TB Stigma Project
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.
37 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Putting citizens at the centre of post-pandemic recovery
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 https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/ or @Tamarack_Inst on Twitter. You can find Heather at Heather@tamarackcommunity.ca.
29 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Community Engagment for Health Equity
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.
40 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
We are Bruce now: talking engagement with Ottawa Public Health's social media team
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.
37 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Vaccine miniseries wrap up
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.
17 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Vaccine Mini-Series: COVID-19 outreach in Peel Region
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 here:www.induscs.ca and www.apnahealth.orgTwitter and Instagram at @Indus_HelpsHotline support for Covid-19 : 905-366-1010
43 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Vaccine Mini-series: Focusing on disproportionately affected communities
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.
21 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Vaccine Mini-Series: SmudgeCOVID: an Indigenous youth-led vaccine project
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!
21 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Vaccine mini-series: Wise practices for COVID vaccinators
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.
29 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Vaccine mini-series: Equity-focused vaccinations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
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.
31 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
The Power of Language in Community Engagement
32 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Community Engagement and Program Sustainability
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 www.jstor.org/stable/26734292 Bodkin, A., Hakimi, S. Sustainable by design: a systematic review of factors for health promotion program sustainability. BMC Public Health 20, 964 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09091-9 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. https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/218581/nhmrc_guidelines_and_workbook.pdf. 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) https://sustaintool.org/psat/ Survive and Thrive: Three steps to securing program’s sustainability. https://communitysolutions.ca/web/guide-to-program-sustainability-2/ Participatory Evaluation Toolkit https://en.healthnexus.ca/sites/en.healthnexus.ca/files/resources/participatoryevaltoolkit.pdf
28 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Sharing Power with Communities: Exploring community led approaches
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 https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/library/paper-understanding-community-led-approaches-community-change-lisa-attygalle and of course check out Tamarack’s multiple resources on community engagement https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/communityengagement and collective impact https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/collectiveimpact. Finally, check out Tamarack’s new Foundations of Community Engagement online course https://tamarack-institute.thinkific.com/courses/community-engagement-foundations
10 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Mini-sode: Racism and Public Health
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 systems Reflect on your position in life: Power, Privilege and Positionality, and how your position impacts your work in public health and community engagement Studies 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 www.jstor.org/stable/26734292 Brandt, 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 https://www.jstor.org/stable/3561468?seq=1 Macdonald 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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941673/ The Hospital for Sick Children. Frederick Tisdall. Retrieved August 5 2020
22 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
The Power of Connection: a conversation with Pete Bombaci of the GenWell Project
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.
5 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Minisode: Andrea muses about social isolation and social inclusion
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.
28 minutes | May 28, 2020
Engaging community in the built environment
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.