Health Inc. Seminar Series

  • Nov 30

Seminar 2: Nursing perspectives on health equity and commercial determinants of health

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Nursing perspectives on health equity and commercial determinants of health

Featuring Joshua Barrett and Damilola Iduye

November 30, 2023 | 12 PM – 1 PM EST | Virtual Seminar via Zoom

* **This seminar will take place online, and a link will be e-mailed the morning of the event***

The Health Inc: Corporations, Capitalism, and the commercial determinants of health seminar series is co-hosted by the Centre for Global Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Governance, Transparency, and Accountability in the Pharmaceutical Sector.

About the Seminar

Nurses account for half of the global healthcare workforce, providing autonomous and collaborative care for people across the lifespan and care settings. Nurses play critical roles in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, and in the organization, management, and leadership of health systems. Consequently, nurses frequently interact with representatives of the medically-related industry with implications for access to, selection of, and administration of health technologies such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Nurses also have unique knowledge and are often witness to the impacts of the activities and practices of commercial entities on health, which can inform effective health promotion and disease prevention. In this seminar, we will discuss the relevance of the commercial determinants of health to global nursing practice and the ways that nurses are uniquely situated to advance work in this field in research and practice toward goals of population health equity.

Suggested Readings


Barrett J. Commercial determinants of health and nursing research: Opportunities for advancement. Clinical Nursing Research. 2023;32(7):995-999. doi:10.1177/10547738231185243

Kalra, S., Verma, M., & Kapoor, N. (2023). Commercial determinants of health: A critical component of the obesogenic environment. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health23, 101367.