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Heat Advice

Our HeatAdvice project was about the advice provided to the public for protection against heat-related illness. The potential impact of elevated temperatures on mortality and morbidity are severe. Every year, hospitalizations and deaths in numbers well above average, occur during and just after days of extreme heat, particularly in vulnerable populations. HeatAdvice was developed by the NCCEH...

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Current Evidence on the Effectiveness of Interventions During Heat Episodes

This summary provides current evidence on the effect iveness of a variety of described heat interventions by highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each. The authors argue that in the absence of a formal evaluation of effectiveness, and given the limited evaluations of interventions so far accomplished, it is difficult to present a complete review on this topic. The authors also caution...

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Extreme Heat can be a Killer

Video Transcript Canada is experiencing more extremely hot days and longer periods of heat than during the late 20th century and it is going to get worse. Every year, about people die from heat related causes in Canada's big cities. In 2009, Vancouver saw a dramatic increase in the death rate during a week-long extreme heat event. Rather than simply extreme temperatures, it can be just the...

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March 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan  The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories. Editor’s Picks After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders.  Her “Editor Picks” for March 2018 include: Wildfires, emergency preparedness, and the importance of...

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April 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories. Editor’s Picks After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders.  Her “Editor Picks” for April 2018 include: The built environment: Understanding how physical...

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February 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories. Editor’s Picks After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders.  Her “Editor Picks” for February 2018 include: A review of the experimental evidence on the...

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January 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories. Editor’s Picks After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders.  Her “Editor Picks” for January 2018 include: Adverse effects after medical, commercial, or self-...

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Workshops Presentations

Heat-Related Mortality in BC: Surprising Numbers

Warmer Day Mortality in Yellowknife and Whitehorse: Are There Already Demonstrable Climate Change Impacts?

International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health

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Preventing Heat-Related Deaths: What We Know, What We Can Do

Health Canada - Heat Health Community Sharing Network Webinar

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Event

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

Please visit the event website for a description of this webinar.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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