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eJournal Club

Training and Education

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions that provides a format for discussing and appraising peer-reviewed articles relating to environmental health. Subscribe to our monthly eNews to stay informed of upcoming sessions.

  1. General information
  2. Tools to assist with critical appraisal
  3. Schedule

General information:

The NCCEH eJournal Club was created to encourage critical appraisal skills of environmental health literature. Led by members of our staff, each online session is framed around a scientific article on an environmental health topic of interest to public health professionals.

Critical appraisal involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a research article in order to determine the quality of study design and validity of research findings. A question to consider is, "do I have confidence in the study findings to apply the evidence to practice and decision-making?"

Recent publications are chosen to keep participants up-to-date on new research findings and to improve understanding of emerging topics. Participants are encouraged to discuss their background knowledge and work experiences relating to the topic. We aim to promote the application of quality scientific research to public health practice and policy decisions, consistent with evidence-informed public health.

Sessions are held in English from 12 to 1 p.m. (Pacific Time), and registered attendees are eligible to claim Continuing Education Credits for participating (2 PDHs). Instructions on how to join will be provided at the time of registration.

Tools to assist with critical appraisal:

Evaluating Epidemiological Studies

Additional Resources for Evaluation







September 28, 2017



Water Quality Survey of Splash Pads After a Waterborne Salmonellosis Outbreak – Tennessee, 2014 Coming soon
May 25, 2017

Chris Russell, Interior Health

Aroha Miller

The Geographic Distribution of Liver Cancer in Canada Does Not Associate with Cyanobacterial Toxin Exposure Closed
April 6, 2017

Daniel Fong

Helen Ward

Non food-related risk factors of campylobacteriosis in Canada: a matched case-control study

January 26, 2017

Karen Rideout

Helen Ward

The Role of Public Health Inspectors in Maintaining Housing in Northern and Rural Communities: Recommendations to Support Public Health Practice

November 24, 2016

Anne-Marie Nicol

Angela Eykelbosh

Indoor Radon Characteristics in Canadian Arctic Regions Closed
May 26, 2016

Daniel Fong

Angela Eykelbosh

Bed Bugs: Prevalence in Low-Income Communities, Resident’s Reactions, and Implementation of a Low-Cost Inspection Protocols Closed
March 31, 2016

Angela Eykelbosh

Helen Ward

Does the public receive and adhere to boil water advisory recommendations? A cross-sectional study in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Closed
Jan 28, 2016

Tina Chen

Helen Ward

Older adults’ outdoor walking and the built environment: does income matter? Closed
Nov 26, 2015

Angela Eykelbosh

Helen Ward

Long-term exposure to low-level arsenic in drinking water and diabetes incidence: A prospective study of the diet, cancer and health cohort Closed
Oct 1, 2015

Emily Peterson

Helen Ward

The impact of drinking water, indoor dust and paint on blood lead levels of children aged 1-5 years in Montreal (Quebec Canada)





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