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Nothing About Anything Without Us: Building Anti-Racist and Equitable Health Systems Through Inclusive Governance

Nothing About Anything Without Us: Building Anti-Racist and Equitable Health Systems Through Inclusive Governance

Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and
the Katz Research Fellow in Health Law and Science Policy,
University of Alberta

 

Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated health disparities and associated impacts faced by racialized Canadians relative to the general population. Yet, effective solutions are hampered by a lack of inclusive thinking and frameworks for policymaking, management and priority-setting in health. Drawing on the concepts of practical justice and inclusive governance, I will discuss ways to integrate and foster true inclusivity in health policy, planning and programming, including long overdue initiatives such as collecting and acting on race data, inclusive leadership development, and equity-based policy design.

 

Bio
Ubaka Ogbogu
 is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, and the Katz Research Fellow in Health Law and Science Policy, at the University of Alberta. Dr. Ogbogu is a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow (2020-23) and a recipient of the Confederation of Alberta Faculties Association Distinguished Academic Early Career Award. Ogbogu is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of health law, public health law and policy, law and science, and bioethics.