Diversity and Inclusiveness

This category identifies the socio-cultural competencies required to interact effectively with diverse individuals, groups and communities. It is the embodiment of attitudes and practices that result in inclusive behaviours, practices, programs and policies.


  • Recognize how the determinants of health (biological, social, cultural, economic and physical) influence the health and well-being of specific population groups.
  • Address population diversity when planning, implementing, adapting and evaluating public health programs and policies.
  • Apply culturally-relevant and appropriate approaches with people from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, and persons of all ages, genders, health status, sexual orientations and abilities.

Recognize How the Determinants of Health (Biological, Social, Cultural, Economic and Physical) Influence the Health and Well-Being of Specific Population Groups

Address Population Diversity when Planning, Implementing, Adapting and Evaluating Public Health Programs and Policies and Apply Culturally-Relevant and Appropriate Approaches with People from Diverse Cultural, Socioeconomic and Educational Backgrounds, and Persons of All Ages, Genders, Health Status, Sexual Orientations and Abilities