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Resources from the NCCs for Environmental Health Professionals

The six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health work together to promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices, programs, and policies in Canada. A unique knowledge hub, the NCCs identify knowledge gaps, foster networks, and provide the public health system with an array of evidence-based resources, multi-media...

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Workshops Presentations

Risk Communication (2009)

Presentations: Risk Communication Theories and Principles, with Examples*Timothy Sly, Ryerson University Risk Communication in Practice from One Health Department's PerspectiveNelson Fok, Alberta Health Services Handout:      * The Perception and Communication of Risk: A Guide for the Local Health Agency  

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Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental Health

Presentation: Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental HealthDonna Ciliska, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and ToolsChristina Chociolko, NCCEH

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Personal Services Settings: Evidence, Gaps, and the Way Forward

Presentations: IntroductionKaren Rideout and Prabjit Barn, NCCEH Public Health and the Body Modification IndustryElwood, Elwood's Body Modification Public Health Inspectors and Personal Services Settings - Regulatory and Knowledge GapsChristian Lapensee, Ottawa Public Health Workshop Summary

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Food Safety Interventions: Disclosure

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Presentations: Food Safety InterventionsHannah Moffatt, NCCEH Toronto Public Health Food Safety Inspection and Disclosure ProgramRon de Burger, Toronto Public Health Evidence-informed decision-making for food safety in Ontario: Do we have what it takes?Ray Copes, Public Health Ontario Workshop summary

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Housing and Health: How can Community Health Nurses intervene?

Presentation: Housing and HealthTom Kosatsky, NCCEHMona Shum, NCCEH

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Food Safety Interventions: Do we know what works?

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Presentations: Introduction and overviewRay Copes, Public Health Ontario Food Safety Interventions of Food Service Establishments Brian Lee, NCCEH Update on DineSafe Ron de Burger, Toronto Public Health Serving Safer Food AlbertaMichael Sidra, Alberta Health Services Food Safety Calendar Carolyn Pigeau, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Sharing Challenges: Summary of Discussion Sharing...

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Environmental Health Surveillance Workshop

Presentations: IntroductionTom Kosatsky, BCCDC Environmental Health Surveillance in Canada NowEric Lavigne, PHAC National Environmental Public Health Tracking: Environmental Health Surveillance in the U.S.Heather Strosnider, US CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking In New York StateNeil Muscatiello, New York State Department of Health Environmental Public Health Surveillance in EnglandMike...

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Taking a Big Picture Approach in Environmental Public Health: Public Health Inspectors and Food Security Interventions

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Presentations: Food safety approaches in community food security interventionsEllen Desjardins, University of Waterloo Taking a big picture approach in environmental public health: PHIs and food security interventionsKaren Rideout, NCCEH Systems Approach to Environmental Health Ron de Burger, Toronto Public Health

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Regulatory Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Presentation: Telling the Regulatory Performance StorySteve Montague, Performance Management Network Inc.

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Bed Bugs and Public Health: A Re-emerging Scourge for the New Public Health

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2010 Centennial Conference 

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Environmental pollution and chronic disease: it's up in the air

The recent Global Burden of Disease Study has highlighted the substantial impact of air pollution on premature mortality worldwide. Over the past decade, there is also an increasing body of evidence linking exposure to air pollution to the onset of major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more recently, dementia. These associations were observed even at the relatively...

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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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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Introducing the Flu and Other Respiratory Viruses Research (FOREVER) Cohort, a laboratory partnership for data sharing

Influenza and other respiratory viruses continue to cause substantial morbidity, mortality, and societal disruption. The Flu and Other Respiratory Viruses Research (FOREVER) Cohort features individual-level linkage of respiratory virus testing results from 11 Public Health Ontario and eight academic hospital-based laboratories with an extensive array of health administrative databases held at...

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Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) - Children's Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium: Moving Research to Action for Healthy Kids

The purpose of the workshop is to provide an effective forum for knowledge exchange and relationship building among leading researchers, policymakers, and practitioners concerned with children's health and the built environment. This intimate workshop and symposium will feature presentations on the latest in research evidence around healthy children's environments, as well as successful...

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Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: Exploring communication campaigns that address LGBTQ health issues

The intersections between health communication and identity are complex and dynamic. This session will highlight Ontario-based campaigns which have engaged diverse LGBTQ communities by creating messages that are relevant, supportive, and accessible. We will reflect on the stories we tell about LGBTQ health issues through the lens of public health. AIDS ACTION NOW! Poster Virus campaign(Jessica...

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Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: LGBTQ cultural competency in health education and practice

The needs of LGBTQ people have long been overlooked in our health systems and medical school curricula. This session will explore what it means to deliver culturally competent care to LGBTQ populations, and discuss the benefits of increasing the representation of these traditionally underrepresented groups in medical training. Trans health perspectives and experiences in medical education (Kat...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Lead exposures and public health: A jurisdictional scan of blood lead reporting programs

Over the past half-century, Canadians have seen a dramatic decline in their blood lead concentrations. To achieve further reductions in exposure, we need to continue policies such as those that address lead in gasoline and paint which have greatly reduced population lead exposures to date. Additionally, there is still a need to identify highly exposed subgroups and individuals who may still be...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Surveillance systems as a cornerstone to public health decision-making: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) experience

During this presentation, Dr. Choi will share his experience in developing and applying public health surveillance systems and networks at the local, provincial, national, and international levels. Methods adopted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to prioritize program areas will be described, which are based on surveillance data and statistics. Following its development and...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) - Economic evaluation of complex population health interventions: The role of simulation models

Population health interventions are complex, often implemented across sectors and characterized by interconnected challenges and interdependent solutions. They are also context-specific, respond to changes in the environment, and may not be restricted to the intended population. Complexity is one of several barriers to the economic evaluation of population health interventions, where critical...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Shale petroleum development: Air Emissions and Implications

Shale petroleum resource development has been a driving force for the renaissance of the North American energy industry. This development creates concerns regarding environmental and health impacts; many of which are not well understood or quantified.  From the atmospheric perspective, knowledge on emissions of pollutants is critically lacking.  Whether these new development activities...

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Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: Environmental outbreak investigation of Legionella

A practical presentation that will provide public health professionals with a basic understanding on how to carry out the environmental aspects of a legionella outbreak investigation. Topics covered will include: an overview of Legionnaires’ disease, factors influencing the survival and growth of legionella, identifying potential sources, conducting a risk assessment, environmental sampling,...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - TargetKids: A study of children’s blood lead

Lead is a toxicant with a range of potential long-term effects, including diminished intellectual function and neurobehavioural problems in children. There is limited information on the blood lead of young children in Canada. The key source of biomonitoring data in Canada, the Canadian Health Measures Survey, captures Canadian residents 3 years of age and over, and is nationally representative....

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) et al. - The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2017: Global challenges. Local solutions.

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is hosted jointly by Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa). 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 we will explore this year’s...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Food Safety Culture: When Food Safety Systems are Not Enough

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Food Safety Culture remains a concept that is challenging to assess and improve in real-life situations.  To address this knowledge gap, a study was initiated to develop a tool that could be used to assess the different components of food safety culture in order to identify points for improvement. The survey was developed based on questions that assessed the different components of food safety...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Radon in Canada: the challenges of putting prevention into action

Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas that contributes to the deaths of thousands of Canadians every year. Conventional wisdom suggests there should be outrage about the number of Canadians unnecessarily and unwitting exposed to elevated levels of alpha radiation from radon gas. Unfortunately, most Canadians are still not aware of the threats posed by this leading cause of lung cancer; or how...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - How public health and healthcare take action on social determinants to reduce social inequities