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Key resources for environmental public health practitioners to address health equity: A curated list

Public health organizations across Canada have highlighted health inequities as a priority area for action.  Environmental public health practitioners may be unclear of how to approach health inequities within their scope of practice because they have often not been included in discussions about how public health can do this work. This list contains resources specific to environmental public...

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Toward health equity: Practical actions for Public Health Inspectors

NCCEH, the NCC for Determinants of Health, and the BC Centre for Disease Control have collaborated to produce a Framework and accompanying User Guide to help environmental public health practitioners identify potential actions on the social determinants of health and health equity. Environmental health practitioners can play a role to address the social determinants of health (SDH) and work...

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Equity in Environmental Health Practice: Findings of a Pilot Study

Public health inspectors (PHIs) are environmental health professionals who carry out inspections, enforce health protection regulations, and provide environmental health education and training. This qualitative study explored the role of environmental public health practitioners in addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) and health equity related issues that may present as barriers to...

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Case Study of a Persistent Landfill Fire and Community Health Impacts

This case study explores the issue of health impacts in the community from persistent landfill fires and covers a number of topics including: outdoor air pollution; waste management; health equity; health surveillance; environmental surveillance; and occupational health. Although written from a broad public health and medical health officers’ point of view, this case study may be helpful to...

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Workshops Presentations

Health Promotion in the Context of Health Protection


American Public Health Association (APHA) - Climate Change + Health Equity: Telling the Story With Data

Third in a four-part series from the County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency. National and state leaders will address health equity and data tools available to integrate equity into climate communications and adaptation planning. Moderated by: Linda Helland, Climate Change and Health Equity Program, Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public HealthIntegrating Equity into Resilience...

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Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) - Housing Affordability: Why are new policy directions important for public health?

We are hearing much about a national housing strategy, Ontario’s long-term strategy, more funding for affordable housing, supportive housing, and homelessness, and new municipal and LHIN initiatives. Ontario communities face ongoing pressures of homelessness, poverty, and housing-related health inequalities. What’s changing, what’s constant, and where do recent announcements fit? This webinar...

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Tackling Poverty and Socioeconomic Inequities

Topics: Equity BC, Canada 

Presenters: John Millar, Clinical Professor Emeritus Craig Riddell, Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor in the Vancouver School of EconomicsCraig Mitton, SPPH Professor

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

Réseau de recherche en santé populations du Québec (RRSPQ) - Journée d'échanges sur l'éthique et les inégalités sociales en santé

Organisée par Daniel Weinstock et Christine Loignon du Réseau de recherche en santé populations du Québec (RRSPQ), cette journée regroupera des acteurs issus de différents milieux dans un cadre convivial et décontracté. Cette journée fournira une opportunité d'échange et de réflexion collective sur les inégalités sociales en santé. En réunissant des chercheurs, représentants des milieux...

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NCC for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) and NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Methods and Tools for Integrating Health Equity into Public Health Program Planning and Implementation

This event will be presented in English. An audio recording will be available following the event. The presentation slides will be posted online in English and French following the event. French slides are available in advance of this event upon request; please email Apply a health equity lens to evidence-informed public health Join us for a discussion of methods and tools...

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

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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