National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2022). Let’s Talk: Intersectionality. Antigonish, NS: NCCDH, St. Francis Xavier University.
Developed for public health audiences, Let’s Talk: Intersectionality teaches the core concepts of intersectionality, and outlines how an intersectional approach can be used to promote health equity in public health practice, policy, and research in Canada. This document describes the history and multifaceted nature of intersectionality, describing the complex interaction of structural and social determinants of health, experiences of privilege and disadvantage, and the ways that overlapping systems of power and oppression (like racism, classism, and sexism) are interwoven. This resource also provides discussion and critical reflection questions to guide public health practitioners in translating health equity commitments into meaningful public health action that disrupts oppressive systems and practices.
For those interested in learning about the core concepts of intersectionality relevant to public health and reflecting on how an intersectional approach can be used to promote health equity in their work.