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NCC for Methods and Tools and NCCEH - Leveraging Evidence for Policy Change: Reducing Carbon Monoxide Exposure in Long-term Care Facilities

Topics: Air, Indoor Air, Practices and Procedures, Seniors' Environmental Health Location: General, Canada

Please join Dr. Susan Snelling and Mr. Daniel Fong (MPH, CPHI(C)) for a practice-oriented discussion of how public health professionals can adapt information and implement and evaluate policy change. This webinar draws on the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) seven-step process for evidence-informed public health, with a focus on the process by which research evidence can be adapted to local context and then implemented and evaluated. As an example, the discussion will draw on a collaboration between the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) that aimed to protect vulnerable residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) from the adverse health effects of chronic carbon monoxide (CO) exposure. The SHR CO monitoring policy was examined in consultation with stakeholders to promote a health-protective CO management strategy in LTCFs, followed by an evaluation of its implementation and utility in identifying elevated indoor CO. Finally, experience and knowledge gained from this process was distilled into the Carbon Monoxide (CO) Monitoring and Response Framework and tools were developed for implementing and evaluating the framework in LTCFs across Canada.

This webinar is jointly produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) and the NCCEH, and is supported through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Event DateMay 17, 2017
13:00 to 14:30
Posted by NCCEHApr 10, 2017
Location TypeOnline