Systems Thinking and Public Health

The project team discovered this webinar hosted by Steve Pedersen from Equiate.

The length of the video is 58 minutes which may seem overwhelming, but the introduction does provide a useful analogy for understanding systems thinking. Systems thinking in public health may be understood as similar to the water cycle. Remember primary school Science? Skip through the video to 3:40 for a reminder.

The video continues by outlining a number of tools in applying systems thinking and discusses a case study to highlight the key characteristics of a systems thinking approach.

More information about the webinar is available on the Equiate: Solving Social Problems site. The Canadian site also has a number of resources related to processes and organisational capacity for change, with a focus on social inequity.

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