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Can a single strand of hair be used to monitor exposure to toxic metals?

Hair is a growing keratinous tissue comprised of sulfur. As such, the sulfur in the hair can bind the many elements present in circulating blood, including toxic metals. Since hair is metabolically inert once formed, the elements retained in the tissue become locked in, so as the hair grows it can record changes in blood element concentrations over time. Using laser ablation on single strands of...

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What Do We Know about the Risk of Asthma and the Environment (Air Pollution)? A Population-based Approach

Outdoor air pollution is a major cause of death and disease globally. The health effects range from increased hospital admissions and emergency room visits, to increased risk of premature death. Globally, more than 540 million people live with a chronic respiratory disease (such as asthma), in areas where air pollution plays a significant role in disease morbidity and mortality. This...

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Zoonoses and Adaptation in a Changing World

This webinar will consist of two presentations: The emergence of human alveolar echinococcosis in AlbertaStan Houston MD DTM&H FRCPCProfessor of Medicine & Public HealthDirector, Northern Alberta HIV ProgramLyme Disease Clinical Toolkit Matthew Gray, Project Coordinator Anne Dabrowski, Manager Centre for Effective Practice

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A closer look at energy expenditure and pollution inhalation during urban cycling: Physics, physiology, and travel behaviour

Although urban cycling is widely known and promoted as physically active transportation, the actual physics of utilitarian cycling have been given little attention in transportation engineering and planning. In contrast, the field of sports science has developed detailed data and models of road bicycle performance, but only for sport and racing cyclists. What can we learn about utilitarian...

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How can public health shape inequitable social environments to promote positive mental health?

Join your fellow community members from November 18-22 in talking about positive mental health from a health equity perspective. Log into NCCDH Health Equity Clicks community to participate The discussion will be facilitated by Health Equity Clicks: Community member Lorie Laroche, MSW, RSW, research and development officer, social worker, and part-time professor, David C. Onley Initiative/...

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Lean, Efficient and Effective Services in the Public Sector

Governments around the world want to deliver better services to its citizens. There is also a greater demand to get ‘value for money’ at all levels of government. This has placed the spotlight on “lean” techniques and finding efficiency and effectiveness in how public sector services are designed and delivered. This seminar will focus on themes and principles of a lean approach that can be...

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Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks

This webinar will summarize Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks, a report recently published by the Council of Canadian Academies. The report identifies the top areas of climate change risk for Canada, and rates the risk areas according to society’s ability to adapt and reduce negative outcomes. Additionally, the report describes an approach to inform federal risk prioritization and adaptation...

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Should we re-evaluate fluoride in drinking water?- Applying Critical Appraisal Skills to a Cohort Study

Presented in English by the NCC for Methods and Tools.   The session will take a small group discussion-based approach to understanding critical appraisal. Participants will be expected to read the session’s article in advance and be open to engaging in a discussion on the topic.

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Rabies is Real Campaign - Using Evidence-Based Results to Widen Rabies Awareness in Hamilton

Topics: Zoonoses General, Canada 

Presented by the NCC for Methods and Tools. There are many examples of evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) among public health professionals and organizations in Canada. However, there are limited mechanisms in place to facilitate the sharing of these stories within the public health community. The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) seeks to address this gap with an...

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Indigenous peoples' access to health services: Overcoming barriers to support wise practices

The focus of this webinar is to explore Indigenous peoples' access to health services including experiences of colonization, "otherness" and racism as both patients and providers. Of equal importance, the webinar will focus on strategies and innovations that remove barriers to access to health services and that integrate Indigenous experiences, knowledge and resilience into the provision of...

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Climate Change and Air Pollution: Health Inequities, Global Premature Mortality, and Decarbonization Health Co-benefits

Ambient air pollution poses a significant health burden, which disproportionally impacts some of the most vulnerable populations and is exacerbated by climate change. There is scientific evidence that simultaneous reductions of air pollution and GHG emissions would reduce health and climate costs in the future, but a better understanding of the different technology pathways is important to...

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Threats to Drinking Water and Public Health in Alaska: The Scope of the PFAS Problem, Consequences of Regulatory Inaction, and Recommendations

On this call, Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) will discuss their new report, Threats to Drinking Water and Public Health in Alaska: The Scope of the PFAS Problem, Consequences of Regulatory Inaction, and Recommendations, the first comprehensive look at PFAS contamination of drinking water sources in Alaska. They will highlight how decades of use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams has...

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PHO Grand Rounds: Vaping Among Young People: Market Trends and Policy Implications

The vaping market in Canada is changing rapidly as a result of the implementation of more permissive policies in the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act in May 2018, which prompted the growth of e-cigarettes. This presentation will summarize recent evidence on vaping among young people, as well as market trends, including the shift towards high nicotine products. The implications for vaping and...

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Crystal Meth: Developing respectful approaches and solutions for Indigenous health

There is limited data available on methamphetamine use, particularly among the Indigenous population in Canada. Much of the information and research on this substance is dated, as it was developed primarily in the early 2000's during the first surge of the methamphetamine crisis. This webinar is intended to provide public health professionals and organizations with basic information about the...

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Declaring a Climate Change Emergency: Process, Considerations & Legalities

Floods, fires, and severe climate are becoming increasingly more common.  As the owners and operators of local infrastructure, municipalities have much to lose from the damaging effects - not only financially, but there are significant health and environmental costs as well. Furthermore, the impact of climate change is most immediate and dramatic in Northern communities, where global warming is...

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Live Broadcasts from the US EPA’s Annual Small Systems Drinking Water Workshop

This forum allows EPA to communicate directly with state personnel and others to provide training and foster collaboration and dissemination of information. This, in turn, provides state agencies with the information and resources needed to communicate the latest scientific advancements and current guidance to their small systems. The webinars also provide EPA with invaluable information from...

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ClimateData.ca: A new web portal that provides high-resolution climate data to help decision makers build a more resilient Canada

Climate change poses many risks to the health and well-being of Canadians and their communities. In order for cities, organizations and businesses to increase their resilience and develop adaptation strategies, we need to understand how the climate is changing. This requires access to reliable, timely and relevant climate data and information. This webinar will provide an overview and...

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Participatory urban planning: an approach to foster the development of healthy built environments

Are you interested in working collaboratively to design healthy, active, and equitable communities? Do you want to expand your professional practice, push the conventions of citizen engagement, and learn about inspiring co-design projects across Canada? If so, we’re excited to invite you to participate in an all-new webinar series by the Active Neighbourhoods Canada partnership! This series of...

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Canada’s Changing Climate Report – Chapter 4: Changes in Temperature and Precipitation Across Canada

Canada’s Changing Climate Report was released to the public on April 2, 2019. This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, it is the first report to be released as part of the national assessment process Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action. This webinar will...

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How can Health Authorities add value to the Housing Needs Reports process?

Housing Needs Reports are now mandatory for all local governments in British Columbia. These reports include recommendations for future housing development, meaning they have the potential to impact health and well-being. This webinar will outline new government regulations, the UBCM funding program, and some of the ways local governments, health authorities and community partners can integrate...

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The health and social impacts of climate change

The health and social impacts of climate change are both worldwide and very regionalized. Therefore, we have to be prepared by understanding future regional climate, local capacities and vulnerabilities and possible adaptation actions.   During his presentation, Dr. Pierre Gosselin, Environmental and Toxicology Division, Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) and Ouranos, will...

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Webinar: Health Emergency Management BC: Season Readiness for Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire smoke causes episodes of the worst air quality that most people in British Columbia (BC) will ever experience. Research from BC and around the world has shown that wildfire smoke exposure is associated with large increases in respiratory health risk, and somewhat smaller increases in cardiovascular and mortality risk. With the record-breaking seasons of 2017 and 2018 behind us, we are...

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A cross-Canada scan of clean energy policies

Remote Indigenous communities in Canada overwhelmingly rely on diesel fuel for heating and electricity generation. Clean energy projects in these communities are more likely to succeed with strong and coordinated support from governments, utilities, regulators, and industry. The Pembina Institute presents a webinar on the current policy context for remote community-led clean energy projects in...

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Listeriosis in Ontario

In 2008, Ontario experienced the largest listeriosis outbreak ever recorded in the province. Since then, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Ontario and local public health units have been collaborating with the Public Health Agency of Canada to conduct enhanced surveillance for this disease. Surveillance of enteric diseases is one of the core mandates of Public Health...

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Algorithms, Air Pollution, and Adverse Outcome Pathways: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Advance Environmental Health Research and Decisions

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been called “the new electricity”—a technological invention that promises to fundamentally transform our lives and the world we live in.  The resurgence of investment and enthusiasm for artificial intelligence, or the ability of machines to carry out “smart” tasks, has been driven largely by advancements in the subfield of machine learning. Machine learning...

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Workshop: Evidence Integration in Chemical Assessments: Challenges Faced in Developing and Communicating Human Health Effect Conclusions

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a workshop on evidence integration, which is a summary step of the systematic review in human health assessments conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The overall aim of this workshop is to explore strategies for addressing challenges that arise during evidence integration. Through presentations, discussions,...

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Webinar: Living health equity values within public health organizations

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

Personal and societal values guide organizational work on the social determinants of health and health equity. This webinar will review the organizational values that reflect an equity orientation. It will explore how organizations can successfully shift their values to more closely align with those supportive of health equity action. Shifting organizational culture depends on a close alignment...

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CIPHI Ontario Seminar Series: The Effect of Food Handler Training Certification on Food Premises in Ontario, Canada

Topics: Food General, Canada 

Although food handler training certification for operators of food premises have been implemented by many health units, the effectiveness of this intervention remains inconclusive. Regression models were built using inspection data from a health unit in Ontario, Canada to measure the effect of certification on premise inspection results. We found that premises without certified food handlers at...

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Microbiology - Antimicrobial Use, Resistance and Stewardship in Animals

Antimicrobials are widely used in animals, which has led to concern about antimicrobial use and resistance in veterinary medicine and agriculture. Antimicrobials are required in many situations for animal health and welfare, but any use of antimicrobials can create a degree of risk for the emergence of resistance in animal and human pathogens. This presentation provides a general overview of how...

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How Can Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Surveillance Inform Public Health

Following global calls to action on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by the World Health Organization and the United Nations, Canada continues to support international efforts. Within Canada, AMR is a complicated and multi-sectoral issue. It requires cohesive efforts in public health, health care and other sectors. In this webinar, Dr. James Brooks will provide an overview to public health...

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Outcome Based Regulations – Safe Food for Canadian Regulations

Topics: Food General, Canada 

Effective earlier this year, the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) consolidated 14 sets of existing regulations into one. These strong, outcome based regulations focus on prevention, new inspection approaches, services and the use of risk based oversight to strengthen the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's ability to meet the needs of consumers and industry. The SFCR require food...

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Call to action on climate change and health

In this webinar participants will hear why health professionals are so concerned about climate change, the climate solutions that can produce fairly immediate health benefits, how health professionals can work for climate change year-round, and the actions that health organizations are taking around the federal elections.

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Eco-Cultural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

In this webinar, – presenters from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Treaty, Lands and Resources Department will describe two ways in which the community has approached climate change adaptation through an eco-cultural lens.

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Social Isolation and the Built Environment - Can Housing Form Play a Role?

Social isolation is an increasingly important issue in Canada which has been associated with negative health outcomes such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline among those with dementia. In this webinar we will briefly explore the state of knowledge around built environment and what is being done regarding social isolation. We will focus on exploring how housing forms, such as co-ops...

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A local food environment policy framework: How to take action and measure change in Ontario

Government policies targeting the availability, affordability, and marketing of foods can shape the food environment. Local governments are often the first to implement innovative healthy food policies; however the implementation of such policies in Canadian jurisdictions is not well documented.  This session will summarize current policies supporting healthy Canadian and American municipal food...

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Paradox of wealth and health: Resource development and social determinants of health

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

The understanding and management of health impacts associated with natural resource development activities like pipelines, mines and processing facilities, has traditionally focused on the impacts from biophysical exposures (e.g. changes to air quality, water quality, etc.). However, extensive research conducted over the past three decades leaves little doubt that social factors are powerful...

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Can we improve air pollution estimates when extending land-use regression models to adjacent cities or backward in time?

Land-use regression models can be used to estimate traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) at a fine resolution. This makes these models a useful tool for assessing if a relationship exists between specific TRAP and the development of adverse health outcomes such as dementia.   While these models are commonly used in epidemiological studies, the traditional way that these models are developed has...

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Exploring links between deforestation and the 1999 outbreak of Cryptococcus gattii on Vancouver Island

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Sicker, Fatter, Poorer

Dr. Leonardo Trasande a pediatrician, professor, and world-renowned researcher, will tell us a story of how our everyday surroundings are making us sicker, fatter, and poorer.  He uncovers evidence that helps to show how emerging health conditions result from endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our food, our homes, and our personal care products.   Dr. Trasande will explore how industrializing...

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Canadian Public Health Association: Public Health 2019

Public Health 2019 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.   Two Forums will be held concurrently with...

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Growing at Home – Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation

This webinar is presented as part of the CPHA Cannabis Webinar Series. Personal cultivation as described by the Cannabis Act (2017) permits adults to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household. This provision is intended to both promote equity by facilitating access to legal cannabis, particularly when retail outlets are difficult to access, and to undercut the black market. However,...

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Indigenous Food Safety and Security: Community Adaptations in the Wake of Climate Pressures

Indigenous people have long relied on traditional foods, as they are nutritionally, culturally, and economically important to individuals and communities, and are an important aspect of food sovereignty. As the climate changes and as other environmental stressors begin to amplify, many Indigenous people and communities are pursuing ways to both strengthen their connections with local land and...

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The Indigenous Healthy Built and Social Environment: A Framework to Address Health Disparities of Indigenous Peoples

For over a century, through the advancement and investment into the colonial built environment, Canada has progressed and achieved status as one of the greatest developed countries in the world. Meanwhile, the development of Indigenous communities have been neglected with health and living conditions comparable to developing countries. Communities built according to influence of settlers, lack...

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Public Health and Environmental Assessments Webinar #3

Registration is live for the 3rd webinar hosted by the OPHA Built Environment workgroup on Public Health and Environmental Assessments. Join us on Thursday, February 28, 12 – 1 pm for an informative session! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/public-health-and-environmental-assessments-webinar-3-tickets-55723834489 In this session we’ll explore the Region of Peel – Public Health approach for...

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Environmental Scan of Radon Law and Policy: Best Practices in Canada and the European Union

Topics: Radon General, Canada 

Kathleen Cooper of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Dr. Anne-Marie Nicol of CAREX/ NCCEH will present an overview of their recent policy review.

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Intersections of Refugee Women's Health

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

This webinar will encompass the concept of intersectionality and how it is currently applied in public health through a gender lens. It will elaborate the ways policy influences men and women differently and potentially disadvantages women specifically. In addition, this webinar will present the challenges faced by refugee women in terms of access to care, mental health, trauma (psychiatric...

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Occupational Health & Safety, Common Indoor Radon Levels and the New 2017 International Commission on Radiological Protection

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Interactive Mapping of Environmental Health Assessments

As part of the knowledge translation plan of the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds project, the authors developed and released an on-line, interactive map of 2,074 communities across Canada that conveys  information about community health audits. In this presentation, the development of the maps will be described and tips will be given on how to access and use the tools embedded in...

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Building Effective Public Health Participation in Environmental Assessments

This webinar will focus on the legislative structure of EAs and will identify areas for public health engagement in the process as well as describing the steps for making public health input most useful. Health Impact Assessments as a framework will also be discussed. Identify steps for public health to engage in the EA process Build an understanding of how to effectively frame/position public...

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Workshop: Understanding the Interplay of Environmental Stressors, Infectious Disease, and Human Health

This free workshop will examine emerging research findings on the impact of chemical exposures (e.g. airborne particulate matter, heavy metals, and pesticides) and environmental disruptions (e.g. natural disasters and climate instability) on human susceptibility to infectious agents. Workshop participants, including experts on infectious disease, global public health, toxicology, environmental...

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Cascadia 2019: Occupation Environment Population Health

This intimate conference provides faculty, staff and students a forum to share new ideas and current or evolving research through plenary sessions, short (20-minute) podium presentations, ignite presentation (5 min) and posters, small group discussions, and socializing.

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Communicating data for health equity action

This webinar is part of a series designed for members of the Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) and delivered by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health. The webinar is open to anyone who would like to attend.    Learning Objectives:   Participants will be able to:   Understand health equity indicators and how to integrate into health status reporting Apply practices for...

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Using Surveillance Data as Evidence

Learn more about how surveillance data is used as a component of evidence-informed public health. This webinar will feature examples of how surveillance data is used as evidence by an Ontario public health unit as well as describe the strengths and challenges of using surveillance data as evidence in decision making.    Objectives: Provide an overview of population health assessment and...

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2018 CIPHI MB Annual Education Conference

2018 CIPHI MB Annual Education Conference

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Are greener (and bluer) cities really better for health?

 Are greener (and bluer) cities really better for health? A discussion of how Interdisciplinary perspectives are informing environment and public health policy.

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Ventilation and the Indoor Environment: An Overview of Health Canada’s Recommendations and Recent Research

Third Edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code

Michael Beach, PhD, Associate Director for Healthy Water at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will give an overview of the third edition of the Model Aquatic Health Code.The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is a voluntary guidance document based on science and best practices that can help local and state authorities and the aquatics sector make swimming and other water activities...

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Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Webinar

Through innovative science and engineering, EPA’s researchers are developing cost-effective, sustainable solutions to 21st century complex water issues. The scientific results and innovative technologies developed under the Safe and Sustainable WAter Resources Research Program support EPA’s mandate to protect the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of our Nation’s waters and to ensure...

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Use of Microbial Source Tracking Tools in Waterborne Disease Outbreak Response

Fecal pollution in recreational and drinking source waters can result in outbreaks leading to the transmission of disease. Information on the sources of fecal pollution is important because the level of human health risk can change from one pollution source to another.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is utilizing Microbial Source Tracking (MST) tools developed by U.S....

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Development of educational resources on radon for health care providers

This webinar will focus on examples of interventions health care providers can facilitate to reduce the burden of radon-related lung cancer. It will also describe the development of a new radon guide for health care providers titled A Guide for Health Care Providers - Reducing the Risk From Radon: Information and Interventions.

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Best Practices for Collaborative Climate Adaptation Research Between Tribal and Non-tribal partners

This webinar will provide an introduction to key considerations and best practices associated with conducting climate adaptation research in partnership with tribal communities. Topics will include tribal sovereignty and government-to-government relations, the importance of community involvement and capacity-building, and the use and protection of indigenous knowledges.

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Multisolving at the Intersection of Health and Climate

Join Climate Interactive as we host a series of webinars to share the findings of our research on how investments in climate and public health can result into multiple benefits at different scales and in different parts of the world.  On July 16, we will host three panelists from Australia and the United Kingdom who will be sharing some of the bright spots of their work investing in multisolving...

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Health impacts of climate change and climate policy (WISE Lecture Series)

Climate change is one of the greatest global health challenges we currently face, but addressing it can be costly. This talk will assess the public health risks resulting from climate change's effects on air pollution. It will explore how the design of climate policy affects its costs and health-related benefits. It will examine the distribution of these impacts across jurisdictions and...

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Current approaches to smoking cessation for cancer patients

The Partnership Against Cancer invites Dr. Graham Warren (Radiation Oncologist and Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina), and Mr. Scott Antle (Project Lead for Smoking Cessation and Program Manager, Colon and Cervical Screening with the Cancer Care Program of Eastern Health in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador) will...

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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar

The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health invites you to attend the upcoming Environmental Health Seminar, which will highlight three student research projects from the BCIT Environmental Health program.    Seminar details   Presentation 1: An Evaluation of the Knowledge and Practices of Metro Vancouver Residents Regarding Mould Speaker: Chloe LeTourneau-Paci, Student, BCIT...

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Pesticide Exposure in Vulnerable Populations: New Horizons for Evaluating Sources and Health Outcomes

Use of agricultural pesticides is increasing worldwide, and these chemicals, which are ubiquitous in our environment and also found in food and drinking water, are associated with a wide range of health impacts including cancer, reproductive and developmental problems, and effects on the nervous system. In this webinar, our speakers will discuss new research exploring pesticide exposures among...

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Climate Changes Health Equity

During this webinar brought to you by APHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you'll hear from speakers who are engaged with communities exploring strategies that address climate change and health inequities in the U.S. This webinar will bring to life the upcoming guidebook Climate Change, Health and Equity: A Guide for Local Health Departments, which aims to help local health...

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NCCDH environmental scan findings and their implications

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

In this webinar, the NCCDH will unpack the results of its recent assessment of public health’s capacity to act on the social determinants of health and health equity in light of sector-wide restructuring. The document, titled Building a culture of equity in Canadian public health: An environmental scan, is the third report of this type produced by the NCCDH, following similar scans undertaken in...

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Resources to Improve Health and Promote Active Transportation

This webinar will feature resources and tools public health professionals can use to educate others on the importance of active transportation, including the 2018 Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking in the United States, a study exploring access to trails in Milwaukee and success stories from the Planners4Health initiative.

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CIPHI National Annual Education Conference

The 2018 Annual Educational Conference will take place in Saskatoon, SK, from September 16-19, 2018. The theme of the conference is “The Path Forward”. 

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Legionella: Exploring National Guidance and Local Experiences

Legionnaires' disease is a respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria, which can be found in the water systems of large buildings. In 2016, there were an estimated 6,100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States. NACCHO invites you to learn more about Legionella and the available resources and recommendations. Participants will hear from CDC subject matter experts with the...

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Emerging and established approaches to environmental public health

This webalogue will provide an overview of two recent publications clarifying the intent and focus of emerging and established approaches to environmental health research and practice. This webalogue will provide an overview of several milestones in environmental public health practice to foster a discussion about the future of these fields and the implications of an increasingly ‘crowded’...

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NCCEH eJournal Club - Prevalence of problematic cannabis use in Canada: Cross-sectional findings from the 2013 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are directed at public health inspectors, anyone interested in a given topic is more than welcome to take part. Remote viewing instructions are available on the Eventbrite registration page. Title of...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Sodium Levels in Processed Foods

Topics: Food General, Canada 

​High dietary sodium intake has been linked to elevated blood pressure, which is the leading preventable risk factor for death worldwide. High blood pressure is the major cause of cardiovascular disease and a risk factor for stroke and kidney disease. The Bureau of Nutritional Sciences at Health Canada recently published the results of a monitoring project that evaluated the progress made by the...

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Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) - Closing Gaps in the Health Data of Indigenous People

The Revised Ontario Public Health Standards 2018 identify Indigenous people as a priority population for Public Health. Information about the health status of Indigenous people living in urban areas of Ontario is often incomplete or not available. Getting a true count of urban Indigenous populations, and knowing about their health and social inequities are essential for effective planning and...

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Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) - Urban Green and Built Infrastructure as a Tool to Mitigate Local Air Pollution

For his presentation, Dr. Baldauf will summarize the U.S. EPA’s research program on the use of built and green infrastructure to mitigate local air pollution impacts from transportation facilities. His presentation will describe the current scientific understanding of how urban infrastructure affects local air quality, including a review of projects conducted in the US and other parts of the...

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - Climate Communications Initiative Open Session

The Climate Communications Initiative (CCI) aims to coordinate efforts across the Academies to successfully address public questions about climate change, develop innovative approaches for communicating and disseminating climate information, and provide easy access to evidence-based findings and explanations of climate change to various audiences. The CCI will enable the Academies to advise the...

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Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) - Legalizing cannabis: Clearing the smoke

Canada is poised to pass the Cannabis Act. But, is it just about providing legal access to the drug? Regulations that lessen the risks and enhance the benefits of legalization will be key to the success of the policy. The Canadian Public Health Cannabis Webinar Series is focused on a range of issues related to cannabis consumption. It is imperative that Canadians are able to access unbiased and...

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Population Health Intervention Research: Creating Evidence to Support Healthy Cities

Presenter: Dr. Meghan Winters, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU Meghan Winters is a population health researcher leading a research program on the linkages between health, transportation, and city design. She works in close collaboration with cities and stakeholders to conduct research and create tools that address real-world challenges. Dr. Winters is an Associate Professor...

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Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) - Measuring Walkability and Urban Sprawl: Opportunities and Challenges

Urban form is associated with health behaviours, including physical activity, and health outcomes, including diabetes. A challenge with conducting studies examining the association between the urban form and health is that there are no national scale indicators for concepts like walkability and sprawl. This webinar will discuss the potential of national walkability and urban sprawl indices...

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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) - Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke: Part 4 of 5

This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will feature multiple presentations on the topics listed below. The webinars are free and open to anyone; registration for the webinars will be available in late November. The webinars will be recorded....

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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) - Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke: Part 5 of 5

This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will feature multiple presentations on the topics listed below. The webinars are free and open to anyone; registration for the webinars will be available in late November. The webinars will be recorded....

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Mitigating Climate Change: Greatest Public Health Opportunity of the 21st Century?

The best of current research in the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) field is presented at these seminars, which run weekly during the academic year. Presenter: Jonathan Patz

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Pedestrian Crossing Behaviour and the Built Environment: How Can We Keep Them Safe

The best of current research in the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) field is presented at these seminars, which run weekly during the academic year. Presenter: Marie-Soleil Cloutier

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UBC School of Population and Public Health Grand Rounds - Do-it-yourself health: empathy as medication and a course of emotional learning

This monthly seminar series running during the academic year will involve both faculty and guest speakers, who will share new and innovative research, and current issues and trends in population and public health. Presenters: Dr. Jeremy Howick, Oxford University Primary Care Eva Oberle, SPPH Assistant Professor Guest MC: Daniel Steel, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics Associate...

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NCC for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) - Rapid Review Guidebook: Synthesizing Evidence to Inform Public Health Practice

Rapid reviews in public health As public health organizations across Canada adopt and implement evidence-informed approaches to public health decision-making, there is a need for up to date evidence that can be applied to local contexts. While the most rigorous approach is to find or do a systematic review, timelines and resources often dictate a rapid review of the literature. Rapid reviews are...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Championing Transformative Change to Advance Health Equity

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

During the fourth webinar of the "Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments" series, we’ll discuss: What do we mean by “transformative change” and why this is essential to advancing health equity? How Douglas County (Omaha) is building a supportive cohort of local health equity leaders. How Minnesota is changing the narrative around health and confronting root causes of inequity. How...

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Population Data BC - Data Visualization and ArcGIS (4-part webinar series)

This four-part webinar course examines the basics of handling, manipulating and visualizing data in a spatial context using geographic information systems (GIS). The course will provide a broad overview of common spatial problems related to health and provide you with the tools to identify these issues and how to handle them in a GIS environment. Focus will be on designing effective...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Crafting Richer Public Health Messages: Lessons and Examples for State and Local Advocacy

In turbulent political times, crafting public health messages that resonate across differing political ideologies is more important and challenging than ever. In this webinar, the presenters will offer practical examples of how public health issues have been effectively communicated across party lines in the politically divided state of North Carolina through the application of Moral Foundations...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - National Public Health Week Partnership Webinar

Join APHA staff and partners to discuss innovative strategies for promoting National Public Health Week in local communities and on social media. This webinar will also promote tools and resources you can use to create fun and informative events. This webinar will also promote tools and resources you can use to develop fun and informative events for your community.

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Fostering Community Partnerships to Advance Health Equity

On the third webinar of the "Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments" series, we’ll discuss: Why fostering community partnerships is key to advancing health equity How Alameda County in California engages in social justice movements to advance health and racial equity How Kansas City shares power and space with community organizers to change policy How NACCHO is supporting building...

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The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) - Noise Exposure and Cardiovascular Onset

Environmental noise has been linked to a number of health effects including annoyance, sleep disturbance and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In this seminar, we will present the current evidence on the association between environmental noise and onset of CVD. We will also present preliminary assessments of associations between noise and CVD in Quebec. These assessments are based on population...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years)

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology convened representatives of national organizations, research experts, methodologists, stakeholders, and end-users who followed rigorous and transparent guideline development procedures to create the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years): An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep. These novel...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Healthier children living longer through better nutrition: Strategies to promote and support healthy diet

The Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto brings academics together with public and community health experts as well as provincial, national, and global resources to address the nutrition of children in Canada and around the world.  This session will share new research on child nutrition and knowledge exchange and translation activities emerging from...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Nuggets of Wisdom: Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreaks and the Case for New Rules on Uncooked Frozen Processed Chicken

Topics: Food General, Canada 

This presentation will describe three Canadian Salmonella serotype Enteritidis outbreak investigations in 2014 and 2015 that implicated uncooked, frozen, processed chicken products produced at the same establishment. Outbreaks have been linked to uncooked, frozen, processed chicken products since the late 1990s. These three outbreaks, along with more recent incidents, highlight the potential...

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - A Randomized Controlled Trial of HEPA Filter Air Cleaner Use and Fetal Growth in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

American Public Health Association (APHA) - Build Internal Infrastructure to Advance Health Equity

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

Join the first of a four-part webinar series on Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments. This webinar will cover: Why building internal infrastructure is key to advancing health equity. How New York City is changing internal policies to address racism and structural oppression. How Rhode Island is braiding together various sources of funding and mobilizing data to build capacity. How...

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Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) - A Day in the Life of an Urban Planner with a Public Health Impact

What role can urban planners play to improve health? How do you embed a public health lens in municipal plans and policies? Given that the built environment, land use and transportation systems are among determinants of population health, this webinar will explore the role of an urban planner with a focus on public health and how urban planning can help support more socially just and equitable...

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National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) - Public Health Ethics and Equity: Naming and Navigating Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice

The National Collaborating Centres for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) are pleased to invite you to a webinar showcasing the findings of the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) research project on public health ethics and the process of navigating ethical issues in public health practice. During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn more...

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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - Policy options for healthier retail food environments in city-regions: The case for a solid measurement foundation

Title: Policy options for healthier retail food environments in city-regions: The case for a solid measurement foundation Speaker: Leia Minaker, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo Abstract: Measurement of the food environment can be complex and depends on community context. In deciding which retail food environment measure to implement, three important criteria are worth considering:...

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BC Healthy Living Alliance - Hashing it Out: Can We Learn About Cannabis From What We Know About Alcohol?

In recent years, there has been a dramatic shift in policy approaches to substance use in Canada and BC. The introduction of Happy Hours and expansion of booze sales to new places such as farmers markets, grocery stores and hair salons are a few examples of the loosening of alcohol regulations that happened when elements of the 2013 Liquor Policy Review promoting consumer convenience and...

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Public Health Ontario - PHO Talks

New ideas and creative minds help drive innovation in public health. Hear some of the brightest minds at Public Health Ontario share their ideas in this unique event on October 26th. This brand new series of short, compelling talks by our diverse experts are appropriate for all audiences. In one hour, you’ll hear three short talks from PHO experts Dr. Natasha Crowcroft, Rhonda Pollard and Stacie...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Climate Changes Children's Health: Protecting Our Future

Part of the Year of Climate Change and Health webinar series, this seventh installment will highlight children's sensitivity to the health threats imposed by climate change, and will offer solutions to help this vulnerable population mitigate and adapt to those threats. Brought to you by APHA and the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment.

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Building Evaluation Capacity in Public Health Units Using an Action Research Methodology

This presentation will share the findings of 10 Action Research projects that demonstrate effective strategies to strengthen evaluation capacity building (ECB) in Ontario Public Health Units (PHUs).  As part of an ongoing Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP), 10 PHUs were recruited by the research team to test promising evaluation capacity building strategies within their units.  This...

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NCCEH eJournal Club - Water Quality Survey of Splash Pads After a Waterborne Salmonellosis Outbreak

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are directed at public health inspectors, anyone interested in a given topic is more than welcome to take part. Remote viewing instructions are available on the Eventbrite registration page. Title of...

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Ecohealth Knowledge to Action Research Group (EKTA) - Wildfires and ecosocial determinants of health: Reflections on the experience in the NWT and BC

This webalogue will explore the complex implications of wildfires for the ecosocial determinants of health, exemplified by experiences of recent wildfire events in the NWT and BC. Consideration of wildfire impacts on public health will be explored in relation to environment, social and cultural impacts, with consideration of impacts on communities, wildfire and ecosystems. The session will...

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NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Collective impact, health equity and public health

Join us for a discussion of how participating in a collective impact initiative can deepen public health’s commitment to community engagement and health equity. This webinar will be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about working with community to make change; however, we recommend you read Collective Impact 3.0 from the Tamarack Institute before attending, or watch the video in which...

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Taking Care of Self, Taking Care of Others (CIPHI Alberta)

“Taking Care of Self, Taking Care of Others” is the theme for the CIPHI 2019 workshop.  Educational sessions will include both personal wellness and resiliency topics as well as Environmental Public Health technical sessions.  

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8th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health

Designed for community members, researchers, academics, and clinicians, the International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health is only conference dedicated to the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian, Alaska Native and other Indigenous children and youth in North America and around the world. The 2019 conference features leaders in Indigenous health discussing some...

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Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) AB Branch - Fall Workshop

The annual CIPHI AB Fall Workshop. This year's event will be held in Fort McMurray on Sept 21 and 22, 2017.

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Adaptation Canada 2020 : Raising our Game on Resilience

Adaptation Canada 2020 is Canada’s national conference on climate change adaptation.   Building on the success of the 2016 conference in Ottawa, Adaptation Canada 2020 rolls out February 19-21 for three intensive days, plus ample opportunities for networking and socializing. It all takes place in Vancouver, on Canada's west coast, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the...

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The Livable Cities Forum: Building Better Communities through Resilience

The Livable Cities Forum: Building Better Communities through Resilience will take place October 28-30, 2019 at the Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia.   The eighth annual Livable Cities Forum is being hosted by the City of Victoria in partnership with ICLEI Canada, SHIFT Collaborative, and ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), SFU. The Forum is a boutique event widely...

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Decolonizing the City: The Future of Indigenous Planning in Vancouver

While Vancouver has made many great strides on Indigenous planning practices and reconciliation, there are too many impasses that uphold the colonial status quo. This panel will examine the present practices and point a way forward for urban planners and cities to take greater leadership from local Indigenous communities in planning, decision-making and in achieving lasting outcomes in their...

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Whole in One: Six Ways Food Can Transform Cities and Institutions

This workshop will outline six ways that food can transform cities and institutions. The day’s activities will include formal presentations and discussions as well as networking and brainstorming opportunities. “Learning journey” techniques employed during the day will provide empowering possibilities for interdisciplinary listening and learning about creative approaches to food and cities. Dr....

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Public Health Approaches and Practice in Complex Systems

“Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches & Practice in Complex Systems” will dedicate two days to exploring complex adaptive systems and complexity science through a variety of plenary panel sessions, oral presentations, workshops and poster presentations within four main sub themes: food systems & security, immunization & infectious disease control, wicked problems in...

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NCCEH Ron de Burger Student Award Winners for 2018

Presentation 1: Exploring the Relationship between the Built Environment and Social Isolation and Loneliness: Implications for Public Policy   Summary: Purported to be as much of a risk factor for premature mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes per day, social isolation and loneliness is a significant predictor of adverse health outcomes. Through the application of a social ecological lens, a semi-...

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7th B.C. Radon Workshop; Building Momentum: Strategies and Solutions

Topics: Indoor Air, Radon BC, Canada 

Radon is a ubiquitous, naturally occurring radioactive gas in open atmosphere that comes from the decay of uranium, which is distributed throughout soil and rocks. Radon and its decay products are found in higher concentrations in confined space such as homes, buildings and underground workplaces. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause after...

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Unwrapped – Plastic Food Contact Articles And Chemical Food Safety

Plastics are emerging as an important environmental public health (EPH) issue. Within this issue, the safety of plastic food contact articles (PFCA) is especially important for EPH practice. PFCA are designed to safeguard the quality and safety of food and are used extensively in food service and retail settings. Plastic packages, utensils, surfaces, equipment and components provide cost-...

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Building Safe & Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach

The annual conference is designed to help attendees learn new methods of fostering safe, healthy and inclusive communities by showcasing the latest work and research within the realm of public health and beyond. Some topics that will be discussed include: Violence prevention at the individual & societal level, health equity, health literacy, fostering healthy relationships, keeping...

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Wildfire Smoke: A Growing Threat to Air Quality and Public Health

Wildfires are becoming more frequent and intense as the global climate changes. Smoke from these fires causes episodes of the worst air quality that many populations will ever experience, sometimes lasting for weeks or months. The first part of the proposed workshop is intended to summarize the current state of the evidence on wildfire smoke generation, composition, toxicity, exposure assessment...

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2nd North Central Clean Air Forum 2018

The forum theme -- Community Tools for Change -- will provide the opportunity for meaningful discussion about air quality challenges facing communities today, along with policy, education or regulatory mechanisms to apply toward lasting solutions. This forum is designed to bring together air quality managers, health professionals, policy and decision makers and community members from all over...

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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - Monitoring Health Impacts of Climate Change: A GIS Application to Display Real-Time Surveillance of Environmental Data and Health Outcomes Combined with Demographic Information

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Speakers:Dr. Paul Belanger, Director, Knowledge Management, KFL&A Public HealthDr. Nancy VanStone, Research Associate, Knowledge Management, KFL&A Public Health Abstract:A key need...

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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - Conservation as a Public Health Strategy for Climate Change Preparedness

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Speaker: Dr. Craig Stephen, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative Abstract: A community’s capacity to cope with change and make incremental improvements to health may...

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Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) - 4th Fuse International Conference: On Knowledge Exchange in Public Health

Research evidence for healthy public policy: Learning across jurisdictions and sectors Around the world, communities, regions and countries strive to have plans in place to guide their efforts to promote and protect the health of their citizens and prevent illness. Good public policy is integral to the success of those plans, but developing policies in public health is not an easy task. What are...

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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - Public Health Surveillance of Housing Conditions: Recent Data From Montreal and Thoughts on Improving Impacts on Policy

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Speaker: Dr. David Kaiser, Specialist Physician, Montreal Public Health Abstract: Housing conditions are a fundamental determinant of health and one of the core targets of public health...

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Virtual care and vaccine games: tech and the future of public health

Presenters: SPPH Associate Professor, Population Data BC Scientific Director, Kim McGrail SPPH Clinical Associate Professor, GetCheckedOnline medical lead, Mark Gilbert I Boost Immunity Content Strategist, Ian Roe

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Epigenetic Embedding of Early Life Experiences: How Environments Get “Under the Skin”

This presentation will highlight the emerging role of epigenetic modifications at the interface between environments and the genome.  Drawing on a large interdisciplinary research network of human population studies with partners from child development, psychology, psychiatry, and epidemiology, Dr. Kobor will discuss how early life adversities such as poverty and family stress can ”get under the...

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BC Lung Association - 6th BC Radon Workshop: Collaborative and Innovative Approach to Radon Issues

Radon is a ubiquitous, naturally occurring radioactive gas in open atmosphere that comes from the decay of uranium, which is distributed throughout soil and rocks. Radon and its decay products are found in higher concentrations in confined space such as homes, buildings and underground workplaces. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause after...

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BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) - 2017 Zoonoses Symposium

The Zoonotic Disease Symposium is a collaborative, interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for professionals from across BC to gather, network, and learn about health issues affecting animals and humans.  The Symposium program offers a broad range of topics that are relevant to professionals from a variety of disciplines. The agenda for this event will be made available closer to...

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Rats! Purveyors of pestilence or public health helpers?

Presenters: Kaylee Byers, Interdisciplinary doctoral student, Vancouver Rat Project researcher, and Friedman Scholar Michael Lee, SPPH doctoral student, and Vancouver Rat Project researcher

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - How low to go? Assessing the health effects of low levels of air pollution

The best of current research in the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) field is presented at these seminars, which run weekly during the academic year. Title: How low to go? Assessing the health effects of low levels of air pollution. The Mortality Air Pollution Associations in Low Exposure environments (MAPLE) project. Presenter: Anders Erickson

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Indoor air quality and health in Canadian First Nations communities

The best of current research in the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) field is presented at these seminars, which run weekly during the academic year. Title: Indoor air quality and health in Canadian First Nations communities Presenter: Karen Bartlett

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Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) Annual Conference - Facing a Changing World: Transformative Leadership & Practice

Please consider joining us for our annual conference, happening this year from November 16th to 17th at The Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Drawing practitioners of public health from all over the province, PHABC’s annual conference is BC’s leading forum for inspiration, sharing, and learning on public health and health equity at the individual, health care system, and community levels...

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Characterizing the Impacts of Residential Woodsmoke in BC Communities

The best of current research in the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) field is presented at these seminars, which run weekly during the academic year. Presenter: Matthew Wagstaff

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CIPHI National Educational Conference 2017 - Honouring Traditions, Inspiring Innovation

CIPHI is hosting a professional development educational conference, providing a professional forum for individuals involved with Environmental Public Health programs and for organizations. We will gather in the spirit of continuous self-improvement and to share program experiences, develop solutions to common challenges, and create innovative planning and training methodologies. This year, the...

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Canada and Global Public Health: Moving from Strategy to Action

Key topics for the conference include:• Identifying key challenges in global public health and emerging strategies and opportunities for addressing them;• Reviewing areas of Canadian excellence for improving global public health; and• Developing concrete strategies for mobilizing and coordinating Canada’s efforts in global public health to enhance their impact.

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Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) MB Branch - Continuing Professional Competencies Workshop

The workshop will be held on Thursday October 12, 2017 at the Viscount Gort Hotel, located at 1670 Portage Ave in Winnipeg.

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2019 CIPHI Annual Education Conference (Halifax)

The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors is excited to present the 85th Annual Education Conference (AEC), in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia at the DoubleTree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth September 8- 11, 2019. It is time to get inspired, develop new knowledge, share experiences and reflect on public health practices from across the country! This year’s theme will...

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The ENRICH Project & Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) - Over the Line: A Conversation on Race, Place & the Environment

What would a different conversation about the relationship between race, place, and the environment in Aboriginal and African Nova Scotian communities look like? How can we engage in a more inclusive conversation about the social justice dimensions of the environment? How can we best acknowledge the links between environmental racism, climate change, climate justice, justice-based transition to...

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Building Sustainable Communities: 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference

The 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) Conference is all about bringing together practitioners, policy makers, community leaders, and researchers interested in rural issues.  This conference is a unique opportunity to share your own successes, learn from a diverse group of individuals, and hear the latest on issues that matter to communities and people who call rural Canada...

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CIPHI Ontario 80th Annual Education Conference: Building Bridges in Public Health – A Commitment to Innovation and Collaboration

This conference will be highlighting collaborations between public health departments and stakeholders, as well as innovative work that could change the face of public health.

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Identifying Vulnerabilities in Fungal Pathogens Through Functional and Chemical Genomic Analysis

Intrinsic and acquired drug resistance of microbial pathogens poses a grave threat to human health and has enormous economic consequences worldwide. Fungal pathogens present a particular challenge because they are eukaryotes and share many of the same biological processes as the human hosts they infect. The number of drug classes that have distinct targets in fungi is very limited and the...

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Estimating the health impact of foodborne illness in Ontario

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

This presentation will cover findings from a recent publication on the burden or health impact of foodborne illness in Ontario. As part of an effort by the Environmental and Occupational Health team at Public Health Ontario (PHO) to estimate the environmental burden of disease for the province, we gauged the annual number of deaths and contacts with the healthcare system in Ontario due to...

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Ready-To-Eat Meat Products, Environmental Testing Programs and Listeria and OMAFRA-licensed facilities

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen and the causative agent of listeriosis. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) conducts testing for Listeria monocytogenes ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products produced in Freestanding Meat Plants (FSMPs) and is exploring expanding environmental swabbing in FSMPs for Listeria spp.   On June 1, 2005, Ontario Regulation 31/05...

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Perspectives on mitigating exposure to engineered nanomaterials in the workplace

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The Occupational Disease Surveillance System

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Case report: Environmental exposure to arsenic

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CIPHI Seminar Series: IPAC and Construction in Healthcare Settings

University Health Network in Toronto has the largest dedicated construction infection control unit in Canada. The program covers about 9 million square feet and hundreds of projects. The discussion will include data collection methods, descriptive statistics, and case studies used to grow the unit, enhance program delivery and reduce patient and institutional exposure risk.   Public Health...

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Healthy Housing: Exploring the Interface between Public Health and Municipal Property Standards

Housing plays an immense and complex role in shaping our physical, mental and social well-being. Access, condition, proximity to environmental hazards, and connectedness with the rest of the community are all factors that determine whether housing contributes to or detracts from human health. This relationship has been recognized in the Healthy Environments and Climate Change Guideline released...

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Does climate modify the relationship between neighbourhood walkability and self-reported walking?

Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar The presentation will explore how neighbourhood walkability may influence physical activity levels and chronic disease risk. Examples will include Public Health Ontario’s research into the relationship between walkability and health. The presenter will also describe recent analyses of climate variables, such as temperature and precipitation, and how...

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The expanding range of mosquito and tick vectors: Importance of robust vector surveillance in Ontario

As persistent changes in weather patterns affect the spread of exotic arthropod vectors worldwide, Ontario has also seen the introduction of exotic mosquitoes and ticks. Based on Ontario’s mosquito and tick surveillance programs, this province has seen the introduction, and possible establishment, of some notable exotic species. The lone star tick is a voracious biter and implicated in red meat...

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The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC)

TOPHC 2019 will explore how strategy, leadership and practice align to address changes in the public health sector. Discover tools and approaches to move knowledge into practice, refresh your knowledge at thought-provoking sessions and collaborate with colleagues motivated to build healthier and more sustainable communities. 

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Fourth International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health

Topics: Equity ON, Canada 

Be part of this biennial conference exploring the complex and diverse intersections of law enforcement and public health, involving practitioners, policy makers and researchers from these and other related sectors.   Understanding this common ground is critically important, with many current social, humanitarian, security and broad public health issues requiring an inter-sectoral approach. In...

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Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE 2018)

The ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting theme is “Addressing Complex Local and Global Issues in Environmental Exposure and Health.” The ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting will be inclusive to delegates from around the world, and will leverage local and international expertise to address complex local and global topics relevant to exposure science and environmental epidemiology.

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PHO Grand Rounds: Wildfire Smoke and Public Health: 15 years of experience in 45 minutes

2018 CIPHI Ontario Educational Conference

Registration is now open. Abstract submission deadline is June 1, 2018

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) - Grand Rounds: Municipalities and the Legalization of Cannabis

Topics: Cannabis ON, Canada 

The upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis will have implications for municipal governments, their communities and for public health. This session addresses topical issues related to anticipated recreational cannabis legalization from public health and municipal perspectives. From a municipal perspective, Craig Reid will discuss expected local impacts due to implementation, including...

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University of Toronto - Indigenous Health Conference: Walking Together

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd biennial Indigenous Health Conference (IHC): Walking Together. This interdisciplinary conference is designed to help health care providers understand how Indigenous ways of knowing with respect to health and well-being can be utilized in health care approaches for Indigenous peoples. IHC will also host a post-conference course on May 26, 2018 in...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Tackling Local Air Quality at the Local Level: Peel Public Health’s Experience

Topics: Outdoor Air ON, Canada 

Ambient air quality is a long-standing concern in Peel region. While health is the common concern, the sources of pollution range from industrial emissions, to power plants, aggregate extraction and transportation and growth. The two ambient air monitors in Peel region, in Mississauga and Brampton, operated by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, do not provide sufficient...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Environmental sources of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants and associated risk of breast cancer in young women: Early results from a population-based Ontario study

In this seminar, an update of the Ontario Environment and Health Study (OEHS) will be provided. The OEHS is a breast cancer case-control study in Ontario women, aged 18-44 years.  In this study, blood and urine were collected to measure biomarkers of exposure to PBDE and OP flame retardants. As part of the overall exposure assessment strategy, a database of PBDE in foods and supplements was...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Trending Now Social Media Use in Public Health

Social media platforms have become an increasingly important tool in supporting public health protection and promotion.  This session will highlight effective models of social media use in public health to engage and educate community members as well as to address communication gaps. Using examples from health promotion and communicable disease control, this session will examine how social media...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) et al. - The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2018: Leadership. Partnership. Change.

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC)  is your opportunity to connect with health professionals from Ontario and beyond to share knowledge and develop skills related to public health. For three days in March, TOPHC 2018 will explore how we can lead through change, respond with innovative opportunities and partnerships, and set the course for a strong and renewed public health sector...

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CIPHI Seminar Series - Rabies Is Real… An Innovative Approach to Rabies Awareness

On December 4, 2015, Hamilton Public Health Services received a report from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of raccoon strain rabies in a raccoon that attacked two dogs. This rabid raccoon was the first rabies-positive terrestrial animal since 1994 in Hamilton. Between December 2015 and December 2017, Hamilton received reports of over 275 rabid animals. This presentation will provide...

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CIPHI Seminar Series - Navigating Uncharted Territory: The experience of Public Health Inspectors in Clinical IPAC Audits

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) work is being conducted by Certified Public Health Inspectors (CPHIs) in Ontario Public Health Units.  This is due in large part to the current IPAC Practices Complaint Protocol requiring PHUs to investigate all IPAC related complaints in the community. While CPHIs have the unique and valuable skills in IPAC and risk assessment necessary to lead IPAC...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure

In October 2017, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) and Cancer Care Ontario released a report on the impact of workplace carcinogens in Ontario. The report, “Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure,” focused on carcinogens that are well-established causes of cancer: solar ultraviolet radiation, asbestos, diesel engine exhaust...

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Sheela Basrur Centre and PHO - Crisis Communications Workshop

The Sheela Basrur Centre and Public Health Ontario are offering a two-day crisis communications workshop focusing on the current opioid epidemic. This interactive workshop will highlight crisis and stakeholder communications while exploring best practices and lessons learned from the field. Both days will be facilitated by risk and emergency communications experts, The Warning Project. This...

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Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) - Ecohealth in Action: Achieving Health and Well-being through Greenspace

Join us on November 9th in Toronto for our biennial workshop, Ecohealth in Action: Achieving Health and Well-being through Greenspace! Our biennial, interactive workshop will include five round-table discussions; expert speakers from the fields of public health, planning, academia and the environment; a keynote speech from Dr. Faisal Moola; networking and a catered breakfast and lunch. Keynote...

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Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) ON Branch - 78th Annual Educational Conference

The 2017 CIPHI Annual Educational Conference will focus on the theme of Courage. Each day of the three day conference will highlight a different stream: the courage to lead, to connect and to innovate. Courage in public health practice is critical if we are to get from where we are today, to where we want to be tomorrow. As public health officials, we seek the courage to recognize opportunity,...

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Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) - Public Health 2018

Public Health 2018 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Who Should Attend:Anyone who is interested...

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2019 SPPI Conference - Good Neighbours Strong Communities

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2019 CARST Radon Conference

Topics: Radon SK, Canada 

The annual CARST Conference is known for its positive upbeat atmosphere, great presentations and excellent opportunities for learning, networking and connecting with vendors.  And of course for the Radon Olympics, which return this year for their third appearance!

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2018 CIPHI SK Annual Education Conference

CIPHI Saskatchewan's Annual Education conference.

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Fifth International One Health Congress

Topics: Equity, Zoonoses SK, Canada 

The 2018 One Health World Congress will bring together more than 1,000 researchers and health professionals from universities, government and industries around the globe to share their work and create new research collaborations to help solve complex and urgent health threats. The 2018 congress will focus on One Health in underserved communities in recognition of the complex interplay of...

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Marijuana Edibles: Regulatory Updates, Risk Assessment and Public Health Messaging

The next chapter in marijuana legalization is the introduction of commercially produced edibles with the first legal products expected to be on the shelves next month. The regulations appear restrictive and the types of edibles to be available remain obscure. However, there exists a gray market where a diverse range of edibles are available with a trend of domestically produced edibles set to...

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Healthy Places: How Does Public Policy Make Them Happen?

The NCCEH Healthy Built Environment Online Forum Webinar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange through presentations and discussions on a variety of built environment topics. Webinar recordings are posted in the Healthy Built Environment Online Discussion Forum Healthy Places: How Does Public Policy Make Them Happen?  Speaker: Celia Lee, Active Neighbourhoods Canada...

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Cannabis Edibles Roles & Responsibilities in Regional Health Authorities

The NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Presenter: Carrie Cotton, Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Health On October 17, 2019 the Cannabis Regulations amendments came into force providing rules governing the legal production and sale...

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Lessons Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: The Role of Disaster Research Response in Protecting Public Health

The NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Presenter: Dr. Richard Kwok, Chief of Staff (acting), Office of the Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Environmental disasters such as oil spills, hazardous waste...

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Lessons in Public Health Planning for Wildfire Smoke

The NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Presenter: Sally Maguet, Consultant, Context Evaluation Consulting Population level wildfire smoke exposure is complex, and so reducing the adverse physical and mental health effects related to...

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How to put participatory urban planning into practice?

Are you interested in working collaboratively to design healthy, active, and equitable communities? Do you want to expand your professional practice, push the conventions of citizen engagement, and learn about inspiring co-design projects across Canada? If so, we’re excited to invite you to participate in an all-new webinar series by the Active Neighbourhoods Canada partnership!   This is the...

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Public policies and development projects putting health equity at the forefront

Are you interested in working collaboratively to design healthy, active, and equitable communities? Do you want to expand your professional practice, push the conventions of citizen engagement, and learn about inspiring co-design projects across Canada? If so, we’re excited to invite you to participate in an all-new webinar series by the Active Neighbourhoods Canada partnership!   This is the...

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Producing a Policy Brief: Why and How?

Topics: Policy General, Canada 

Policy briefs are popular for sharing knowledge with policy makers. But what do we know about the effectiveness of these documents? What sections should they include? Should a policy brief recommend one specific policy option? How long should it be? In this webinar, we will address these and many other questions by presenting data and best practices identified through a literature review (...

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Calls to the British Columbia Drug and Poison Information Centre on the Cusp of Cannabis Legalization

Topics: Cannabis General, Canada 

Poison centres in US States where cannabis was legalized or decriminalized reported an increase in calls about cannabis exposures compared to poison centres in states where cannabis remained illegal during both the lead up to and just after legalization/decriminalization. We queried whether similar increases occurred in BC. The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC) received almost triple...

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Canadian Health Measure Survey (CHMS) cycle 3 results: National survey of selected volatile organic compounds in Canadian residences

The Air Health Science and the Exposure and Biomonitoring Divisions at Health Canada are inviting you and your group to participate in our next Air-Health webinar. This webinar series is designed to provide a forum for communities to exchange information about health risks from air quality and effective measures to protect health.      

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Canada’s Changing Climate Report – An Overview

This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, this document is the first of a series to be released as part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action. It documents changes across Canada in temperature, precipitation, snow, ice, permafrost and freshwater...

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A Well-Being Mandate: City Building in the 21st Century

The way we build cities shapes how people live. City building can create positive or negative health outcomes. It can contribute to or detract from the genuine well-being of individuals and communities. Drawing on her experience as Mayor of Victoria, on examples from other cities and on healthy cities and urban development literature Mayor Helps will make a case for the importance of city design...

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Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water

Harmful algal blooms associated with cyanobacteria are a growing area of concern for drinking water supplies in Canada. This webinar will provide the highlights of a recent evidence review undertaken by the NCCEH (Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water: Occurrence, risks, management and knowledge gaps for public health), and a presentation by the Walkerton Clean Water Centre on challenges and...

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Meat, monkeys and mosquitoes: a one health perspective on emerging diseases

Topics: Zoonoses General, Canada 

Speaker: Prof. Laura Kahn, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University Objectives: Understand the impacts that climate change will have on agriculture and food security Understand the role that agriculture plays in disease emergence Learn the One Health concept and how it can be used as a framework to address complex issues such as emerging diseases  

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Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: New Tools for Professionals

Topics: Cannabis General, Canada 

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have teamed up to develop a new set of tools to support professionals to promote the use of the guidelines.  These include a slide deck, FAQs, poster and evidence summary. The guidelines include 10 recommendations on reducing risks associated with cannabis use, based on the best available scientific...

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Healthy Built Environment Forum Webinar - Place Standard – how good is our place?

We know that every development creates a place but what is seldom asked is whether or not that development has a positive, neutral or negative impact on the social, physical and cultural well-being of that community.  The presentation will briefly summarise the relationship between place development, empowerment, well-being and inequalities before introducing the Place Standard Tool. This tool...

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Growing at Home – Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation

Topics: Cannabis General, Canada 

Personal cultivation as described by the Cannabis Act (2017) permits adults to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household. This provision is intended to promote equity by facilitating access to legal cannabis, ultimately destabilizing the black market. The indoor cultivation and processing of cannabis may also introduce or exacerbate certain environmental health risks in the home.   ...

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Supporting health equity through healthy built environments

This webinar will focus on how health equity can be supported through the built environment and how community planning and design can incorporate factors to address health inequities. Several resources will be highlighted, including the BCCDC FACT SHEET: Supporting Health Equity Through the Built Environment, which offers evidence-informed principals to support health equity through...

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Ambient Air Pollution and the Risk of Childhood-onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This presentation will summarize the results from a study investigating the effects of ambient air pollution on the risk of developing pediatric-onset IBD using Ontario administrative health data. In-utero and childhood residential exposures to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) were evaluated in terms of their potential associations with IBD diagnosed before...

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Sharing health information with community organizations to promote health equity

Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) have an essential role to play in addressing equity. This webinar is an overview of a Locally Driven Collaborative Project that aimed to identify best practices to select, analyze and distribute key health outcome data that enables community partners to better advance health equity in their communities.   The project produced a guide to support sharing data...

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The Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit (v2): Reviewing the conceptual framework and tools

Partnering with local governments is a powerful public health strategy to encourage healthy living and prevent chronic disease. To support the integration of health priorities within community planning and design, BCCDC has released an update to the “Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit: making the links between design, planning and health” (Version 2.0, 2018). Since its original release...

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Using Poison Centre Data as a Potential Surveillance Data Source

Poison centres receive and document calls from the public and professionals about exposure to a variety of substances. We identified over 1200 calls from BC residents related to exposure to cannabis received at the BC poison centre over the period between the years of 2013-2016. Calls about cannabis have increased since 2013, especially for children and older adults living outside Vancouver....

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Conducting a Health Impact Assessment on Marijuana Legislation in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Health has conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) around potential health impacts of marijuana regulation. HIAs are a tools in investigating the effects of policy and planning decisions on health outcomes, and making recommendations to optimize potential positive health impacts and mitigate potential negative health impacts.  This presentation will review the...

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Nonpotable Water Reuse

Assessing Interest in a Special Issue on Climate Change and Health: LOI Deadline

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Journal Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada is exploring the possibility of publishing a special issue on climate change and health next April, 2019, to coincide with Earth Day. Please see the attached file for details.  

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Diesel Exposure in Workplaces

CAREX Canada is hosting a webinar on diesel exposure in workplaces, taking place June 5th, 2018. The goal of this webinar is to convey the importance of diesel engine exhaust as a workplace hazard and to discuss ways this hazard can be assessed and controlled in the workplace.

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NCCDH - Health equity in the field: Reflections for students and early career professionals

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

This English-language webinar from the NCCDH will offer participants insight into everyday health equity practice through a focus on real life experiences of public health practitioners. The goal of the webinar is to introduce public health students and early career professionals to health equity practice in the field.

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines: Partnering to Protect Public Health

Lead exposure contributes to cognitive impairments, behavioral problems and lowered IQ. While there is no safe level of lead exposure, lead can be found in dust in our homes, air, soil, and drinking water. Lead service lines are the largest source of lead in drinking water - with an estimated 6-10 million lead service lines bringing water to taps across the U.S. Following the tragedy in Flint,...

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Ecohealth Knowledge to Action Research Group (EKTA) - Indigenous Health and Research

In this Webalogue Dr. Travis Holyk will explore the topic of hot button issues in his communities and the community view of research. This will be followed up by Dr. Henry Harder a registered psychologist who has been in the field of mental health, rehabilitation and disability management for over 30 years. Dr. harder will be addressing the topics of research  and mental wellness as it pertains...

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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) - Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke: Part 1 of 5

This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will feature multiple presentations on the topics listed below. The webinars are free and open to anyone; registration for the webinars will be available in late November. The webinars will be recorded....

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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) - Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke: Part 2 of 5

This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will feature multiple presentations on the topics listed below. The webinars are free and open to anyone; registration for the webinars will be available in late November. The webinars will be recorded....

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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) - Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke: Part 3 of 5

This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will feature multiple presentations on the topics listed below. The webinars are free and open to anyone; registration for the webinars will be available in late November. The webinars will be recorded....

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NCCEH eJournal Club - A medical-toxicological view of tattooing

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are directed at public health inspectors, anyone interested in a given topic is more than welcome to take part. Remote viewing instructions are available on the Eventbrite registration page. Title of...

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Perspectives of Botswana policy-makers and healthcare workers towards Tuberculosis infection control and occupational health measures

The best of current research in the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) field is presented at these seminars, which run weekly during the academic year. Presenter: Bojosi Gamontle

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NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Developing public health leadership for health equity action

Presented collaboratively by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) Attention to health equity within the public health sector has increased in recent years due to a growing evidence base, greater commitment to action by leadership, the incorporation of health equity into strategic plans and...

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NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Selecting and assessing health equity tools

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

This webinar will focus on the availability of health equity tools for use by public health practitioners to address population health inequities. We will learn about the Equity Lens in Public Health’s (ELPH) updated inventory of health equity tools, which identifies nine categories of health equity tools developed for a range of purposes and audiences. Guest presenters will explore five main...

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CIPHI Ontario Seminar Series - Student Edition

This CIPHI Seminar Series will feature three student abstracts. Microbial Levels of Kibbeh Nayyeh Presenter: Mahmoud Kanaan Kibbeh Nayyeh is a raw beef ready-to-eat dish typically found in the Middle East, but also prepared and served in Canada. Under Section 33 (7) of Ontario Regulation 562:  Food Premises (1990), it is specified that all ground meat, with the exception of poultry, must be...

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Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: The Burden of Illness of Enteric Zoonoses in Ontario

Enteric diseases are a significant contributor to the overall burden of reportable illnesses in Ontario, accounting for approximately 9,500 cases in 2011. Consumption of contaminated food and water, contact with animals and their environment, and person-to-person contact constitute important modes of transmission for enteric illnesses. In this session, we will present the overall findings of a...

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Mycotoxins in Food Insecure Countries

Presenter: Dr. J. David Miller, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University, Ottawa Abstract: There are five agriculturally important mycotoxins in food and feed, aflatoxin (1961), ochratoxin (1965), deoxynivalenol (1974), zearlanone (1966) and fumonisin (1988). In the US and Canada, contamination by mycotoxins costs the agri-food system between $200 million and $2 billion in loss each year....

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