In April 2020 the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) hosted a series of webinar conversations on the equity and social determinants of health considerations in COVID-19 Pandemic planning, response and recovery. The conversations engaged extensively with participants and featured 14 speakers who spoke to the manifestations and experiences of COVID-19 at the intersections of multiple structural and social determinants of health. A thematic analysis revealed important findings that can provide guidance to practice and policy decisions in future.
Claire started as the scientific director for the NCCDH in March of 2019. A registered nurse, she was most recently the acting executive director of the Population and Public Health Branch with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living.
Her career has included roles in rural public health and home health; primary care; a regional health authority; the Public Health Agency of Canada, and senior knowledge translation specialist with the NCCDH. Claire is a past president of the Canadian Nurses Association and a past president of the Community Health Nurses of Canada.
Her PhD work focused on the capacity for public health leadership to advance health equity, a knowledge base that greatly informs her contributions to the NCCDH and the public health field. Claire has a wealth of expertise, rich networks and a passion to translate knowledge and evidence, especially to position public health to advance health equity.