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Workshops and Presentations

The team at NCCEH regularly presents at environmental health events across Canada in addition to organizing workshops and meetings on various developing topics. A select listing of our presentations made at conferences and other meetings is available here.

Please contact us to find out if we can contribute to an upcoming event.

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Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields - A Review of Public Exposures to Radiofrequency-emitting Sources*

Integrating Indigenous Community Planning into a Healthy Built Environment

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2016

In collaboration with NCCAH, this session included four presentations, each addressing different aspects of a holistic approach towards integrating the natural and built environment, economy, and health in Indigenous community planning. The following concepts emerged from the 90-minute symposium:

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Conducting a Literature Search and Semi-Systematic Review: The NCCEH Approach

Evidence-informed decision-making seeks to incorporate both scientific or academic knowledge, as well as the practical knowledge of public health professionals. However, the use of scientific evidence is hindered by a number of factors, particularly the lack of an easy-to-use protocol to search, appraise and synthesize academic sources in a timely manner. In this document, we provide an overview of semi-systematic literature reviews as a way to incorporate scientific evidence into EIDM, and we provide a step-by-step protocol encompassing literature search, critical appraisal, and synthesizing new knowledge. The intent of this document is to both assist public health practitioners who wish to conduct their own reviews, as well as provide insight in to the literature review process at NCCEH.

PDF icon Conducting_Semi_Systematic_Review_NCCEH_Approach-Eykelbosh-Fong.pdf

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Cannabis Legalization and Environmental Health

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: Angela Eykelbosh, Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH/BCCDC

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2018-01-10_EH_Seminar_Cannabis_legalization_and_EH-Eykelbosh.pdf

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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

Recording (YouTube)

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BCIT Environmental Health Student Presentations 2017

Exploring Alternatives to Regulating Small Drinking Water Systems

Addressing health inequities and the social determinants of health in environmental health practice: Findings of a pilot study

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2015

Presenters: Karen Rideout, Dianne Oickle

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Housing, health and the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

Joint NCCEH/NCCAH Workshop at Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2015 in Vancouver

Successes and challenges in mitigation of radon in urban Aboriginal housing, Prince George, BCLeo Hebert, Executive Director, Prince George Métis Housing Society Insights into on-reserve housingLinda Pillsworth, Manager, Environmental Health Services, First Nations Health Authority Mould RemediationMona Shum, Occupational Hygiene and Safety Team Lead, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure Mould As A SymptomLouis Sorin, Community Area Director, Winnipeg Health Regional Authority

PDF icon CPHA_2015_Radon_Mitigation-Hebert.pdf, PDF icon CPHA_2015_On-reserve_Housing-Pillsworth.pdf, PDF icon CPHA_2015_Mould_Remediation-Shum.pdf, PDF icon CPHA_2015_Mould-Sorin.pdf

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Public health impacts of hydraulic fracturing: Seismic activity and potential risks

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2015

Presenter: Anne-Marie Nicol

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Widening the Health Lens in the Environmental Impact Assessment Process: Lessons Learned in the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project

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: Laura Chow, Environmental Health Officer, Built Environment Team, Vancouver Coastal Health

Recording (YouTube)

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Guidance for the Characterization and Management of Public Health Risks from the Acute Release of Chemicals of Concern: Crude Oil

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: Marc Lafontaine, Science Advisor, Health Canada

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2017-02-16_EH_Seminar_Guidance_for_Crude_Oil_Spill.pdf

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Community Impacts of Fuel Spills: a Case Study from BC’s Northern Coast

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:Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, Heiltsuk NationLinda Pillsworth, Manager of Environmental Public Health Services, FNHAAngela Eykelbosh, Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH/BCCDC

Recording (YouTube)

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Climate change adaptation in public health : Over 10 years of progress in Quebec

Topics: Climate 

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: Céline Campagna, Responsable scientifique adjointe, Institut national de santé publique du Québec

PDF icon 2016-10-27_EH_Seminar_Climate_Change_in_Quebec-Campagna.pdf

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BCIT Environmental Health Student Presentations 2016

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.

PDF icon 2016-06-30_EH_Seminar_Kombucha_Tea-Hammel.pdf, PDF icon 2016-06-30_EH_Seminar_Sensory_Deprivation_Tanks-Zambon.pdf

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The 2013 Lac-Mégantic tragedy: The public health response then and now

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. Mélissa Généreux, Director, Estrie Public Health

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On Shaky Ground - Evidence of Public Health Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing

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: Anne-Marie Nicol, MES, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist, NCCEH

Abstract: This seminar describes the processes involved in shale gas production, including hydraulic fracturing, and provides an overview of the main public health concerns that can arise from the various stages. Potential exposures in air, water and at the community level are discussed, along with the current state of the evidence of regarding these exposures in the US and Canada. The presentation also includes an overview of the seismic risks that can occur specifically from hydraulic fracturing and waste water disposal.

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2016-02-25_EH_Seminar_Fracking_and_seismic_risk-Nicol.pdf

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Foodborne Chemical Toxins

Topics: Food 

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: Reza Afshari, MD, MPH, PhD. Senior Scientist, Toxicology, BCCDC

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2015-12-17_EH_Seminar_Foodborne_Chemicals-Afshari.pdf

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Pickling, fermentation, packaging and canning issues: is pH 4.6 the magic number?

Topics: Food 

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. Brian A. Nummer, Utah State University

Abstract: Acid, pickled and fermented foods are trending with small commercial and home-based food producers. What concerns in preparation, ingredients, packaging and acidification are there? Are these foods really lower risk? Is a home-based kitchen safe? How is shelf life determined? How does the processor know if refrigeration is safe? Can these foods be thermally processed for ambient storage? All of these questions will be answered and topped off with a brief discussion on inspections, traceability, and recall issues.

PDF icon 2015-11-05_EH_Seminar_Food_Safety-Nummer.pdf, PDF icon 2015-11-05_Food_Safety_Workshop_Final_Notes.pdf, PDF icon 2015-11-05_Food_Safety_Workshop_Promotional_Info.pdf

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BCIT Environmental Health Student Presentations 2015

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.

PDF icon 2015-06-25_EH_Seminar_KT_for_PHIs-Tang.pdf, PDF icon 2015-06-25_EH_Seminar_Sous_vide_Cooking-Li.pdf

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EHOs' involvement with food security: Promoting food donations

Topics: Food 

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: Winifred Lao, Kimberly Wrixon, Cathy Wong, and Wilson Yu, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2015-04-30_EH_Seminar_Food_Donation_Guidelines.pdf

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Case Studies in Food Risk Assessments

Topics: Food 

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: Lorraine McIntyre, Environmental Health Services, BC Centre for Disease Control

Abstract: If you’ve ever wondered how long partially dried pasta can be refrigerated, the risks with carob or chocolate in raw food and baked desserts, or whether you can safely sous vide shell eggs, this presentation is for you.  Following a brief review of risk analysis, case studies derived from EHO field questions will be used to guide you through the process of a food safety risk assessment.

Recording (YouTube)

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Can Eating be a Risk-Free Activity?: Conceptualizing Public Policy Initiatives Aimed at Improving Food-Related Health Outcomes

Topics: Food 

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. Shannon Majowicz, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Recording (YouTube)

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Environmental health equity: From the molecular to the global

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. Trevor Hancock, Professor and Senior Scholar, University of Victoria

Abstract: As is the case with the social determinants of health, the environmental determinants of health are distributed inequitably based on income, ethnicity, age, geography, level of development and so on. In this presentation I will discuss various forms of environmental health inequity, ranging from the molecular to the global level, and the implications for communities, societies and public health and other health professionals.

Recording (YouTube)

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Public Health and Industry: Partners In Reducing Lead Exposure

This presentation, delivered at the Canadian Water Quality Association's (CWQA) Annual General Meeting, discusses opportunities for Public Health and the Drinking Water Treatment Industry to partner in reducing lead exposure.

 

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Policy options for healthier retail food environments in city-regions: The case for a solid measurement foundation

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: Leia Minaker, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2017-11-02_EH_Seminar_Food_environment_measurements.pdf

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Radon and Child Care Facilities

This presentation was delivered at the 83rd CIPHI National Annual Education Conference and created in conjunction with an environmental health officer from the BC Interior Health authority. It provides an overview of testing research and policies to reduce childhood radon exposure.

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From communication to mitigation: The challenges of managing radon exposure in Canada

This presentation, delivered at the BC Lung Association’s 4th Annual Radon Workshop, outlines a theoretical framework that supports radon outreach and behavior change.

PDF icon BC_Lung_2015_Communication_to_Mitigation_Managing_Radon_Exposure-Nicol.pdf

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How We Talk about "Pot" Matters: Risk Messaging around Cannabis Legalization

This presentation, originally delivered at the 2017 CIPHI Annual Education Conference in Richmond, BC, provides an overview of some basic risk communication principles as they pertain to cannabis legalization in Canada, and provides suggestions and examples for those shaping public health risk messaging.

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Splash Parks: Understanding the Risk and Implementing Better Practice

This presentation was delivered at the 83rd CIPHI National Annual Education Conference and was created in conjunction with Chris Russell an Environmental Health Specialist from the BC Interior Health authority. It provides an overview of the risks associated with splash parks and it describes some of the best practices regarding the design and operation of these kinds of facilities.

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Bed bugs: What to do about unwanted houseguests

American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition 2012

Bed bugs: What to do about unwanted houseguests

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Determinants of health and environmental health practice: Opportunities for Action

CIPHI Manitoba Branch Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) Fall 2015 Workshop

The National Collaborating Centres for Environmental Health and Determinants of Health (NCCEH and NCCDH) co-hosted a workshop at the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Manitoba Branch Workshop in Winnipeg, MB. This interactive workshop provided an overview of how health equity and the social determinants of health impact environmental public health practice and explored ways practitioners can respond. 

Presentations:

PDF icon CIPHI_MB_2015_SDH_Public_Health_Practice-Oickle-Rideout.pdf, PDF icon EH_Action_SDH_Equity_PHI_Fillable_Draft.pdf

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How the “Tick Talk” works for communicating risk awareness

Climate changes are expanding the areas where ticks can survive and thrive across Canada. The number of Canadians contracting tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis, is also increasing. As a result, educating Canadians on how to prevent tick bites is becoming increasingly important.  This presentation details an animated tick awareness program, aimed specifically at children, that was developed in conjunction with the BCCDC.

 

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Putting Health in Environmental Assessment

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors National Conference 2015

This panel was designed to provide public health inspectors with a basic understanding of the inclusion of health in environmental assessments and to share experiences of working on environmental assessment across Canada.  After a brief overview of environmental assessment, three panel members from the local (Toronto Public Health), provincial (BC Centre for Disease Control) and national (Health Canada) levels spoke.  The presentation slides from this panel can be found below. 

Health Canada's Participation in Environmental Assessments under CEAA 2012

PDF icon CIPHI_National_2015_Putting_Health_in_EA-Peterson-Kosatsky-Ma.pdf, PDF icon CIPHI_National_2015_Health_EA_Local_Level-Macfarlane.pdf, PDF icon Readiness_BC_Health_Authorities_EA-Dix-Cooper-Kosasky.pdf

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Appreciating and applying metal in drinking water guidelines

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 81st Annual National Educational Conference

National and International agencies establish drinking water guidelines based on objectives which combine health protection, aesthetics, and the efficacy of metal removal. Recent examples of requests by BC agencies to BCCDC around selenium, arsenic, manganese and lead in water illustrate the need to appreciate the objectives and evidence supporting the guideline. Here we review how aggregate exposure is compared to effects on health (or other endpoint), how acceptable population all-source intake is set, and review how water consumption is apportioned within overall acceptable exposure. Lesson: read the fine print.

PDF icon CIPHI_National_2015_Metal_Drinking_Water_Guidelines-Kosatsky.pdf

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NCCEH: Linking Research with Practice

Poster presentation from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) 2016 Annual Conference.

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Introduction to Food Environments: Contextualizing Retail Food Environment Assessments for Public Health Inspectors

Topics: Food 

Poster presentation from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) 2016 Annual Conference.

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Public Health in a Changing Climate: Leveraging Connections and Knowledge for Action

This presentation was originally delivered at the 2017 CIPHI Ontario Annual Education Conference in Brampton, ON.

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Improving Public Health with Healthy Food Environments

Topics: Food 

This presentation was originally delivered at TOPHC 2018 in Toronto, ON.

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Inuit and Metis radon research across the country

Radon, an odorless, colourless, radioactive gas, is an established carcinogen and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Radon poses a health risk for indoor environments, particularly in rooms on ground or basement levels where the gas can enter through cracks in the foundation. Health Canada has been measuring radon levels in homes and workplaces and elevated levels of radon have been identified in most regions of the country.

PDF icon NCCEH Overview of historical radon testing programs with FN communities April 2018_EN.pdf, PDF icon NCCEH_Radon_Neathway_EN.pdf

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Health Effects of Oil Spills: Implications for Impacted First Nations Communities

This presentation, delivered at the Centre du savoir sur mesure (CESAM) 1st national symposium, contains a combination of academic research carried out during the Exxon Valdez oil spill as well as a much more recent event that occurred in Heiltsuk territory on BC’s central coast.

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Food Donation Guidelines, 2015

Topics: Food 

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar

The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) presented two sessions at the CIPHI Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar held on September 29-30, 2015 in Regina, SK. See the presentation on NCCEH Resources for Environmental Health Professionals.

PDF icon CIPHI_SK_2015_Food_Security_Guidelines-McIntyre.pdf

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Linking practice with research: Building a public health evidence base for health and the built environment

Topics: Built Environment Location: WA, United States

UW/UBC/SFU/UVic Annual Occupational, Environmental and Public Health Conference 2014

Linking practice with research: Building a public health evidence base for health and the built environment

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Hypothermia-related mortality in British Columbia: Who, how, and where?

Topics: Climate Location: WA, United States

UW/UBC/SFU/UVic Annual Occupational, Environmental and Public Health Conference 2014

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Public Health Inspectors Taking Action on Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 81st Annual National Educational Conference

The National Collaborating Centres for Environmental Health and Determinants of Health (NCCEH and NCCDH) teamed up to present at the CIPHI 81st Annual National Educational Conference in Ottawa, ON. This session, titled “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” focussed on how the social determinants of health and health equity intersect with the work of public health inspectors (PHIs) and environmental health officers (EHOs) and ways that practitioners can address these factors.

Presentations:

PDF icon CIPHI_National_2015_PHI_Health_Equity_SDH-Oickle-Rideout.pdf

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NCCEH Resources for Environmental Health Professionals

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar

The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) presented two sessions at the CIPHI Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar held on September 29-30, 2015 in Regina, SK. See the presentation on Food Security Guidelines, 2015.

This presentation provides an overview of resources available on the NCCEH website on current and emerging environmental public health topics and issues. The NCCEH invites input on evidence-based information needs to inform our work.

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Fires, Floods, and Bugs: How Climate Change Impacts Drinking Water Source Quality

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 82nd Annual National Educational Conference. 

Climate change is anticipated to have myriad potential impacts on human health, some of which may be difficult to predict. However, the effects of climate change on ground and surface water, and the concomitant risk to human health through disruptions to drinking water, have been the subject of intensive research, particularly for communities with high quality source water supplies that originate in forested watersheds. Observed and modelled impacts include changes to the quantity of water available, as well as changes in water quality. Of particular concern are the anticipated increases in frequency of sudden shifts between high- vs. low-flow conditions, as well as rapidly changing and increasingly variable water quality, which may pose a severe challenge for drinking water treatment, particularly in small water systems.

PDF icon CIPHI_National_2016_Climate_change_impacts_drinking_water-Eykelbosh.pdf

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Flint Water Crisis: Can It Happen in Canada?

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 82nd Annual National Educational Conference

In January 2016 a US federal state of emergency was declared in Flint Michigan due to elevated lead concentration in the city’s drinking water. This presentation gives an overview of the Flint lead crisis and how regulation was insufficient to protect public health given human error and omission. Comparisons will be made to the Canadian regulatory system and a discussion of the role of lead monitoring in drinking water and blood lead surveillance in Canada will be presented. Effective mitigation strategies for lead in drinking water and implications for public health inspector practice in Canada will be discussed.

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Evaluating a Novel Carbon Monoxide Monitoring Framework in Long-Term Care Facilities

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2016

This poster highlights the findings from our evaluation of Saskatoon Health Region’s carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring policy in 10 long-term care facilities (LTCFs).

Presenter: Daniel Fong

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Creating Space: Enabling Organizational Capacity for Action on Health Equity

In September 2016, the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), in collaboration with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) hosted two sessions about health equity and environmental public health (EPH) practice at the Annual Educational Conference of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) in Edmonton, Alberta. This was followed by a workshop at the New Brunswick Branch Education Conference in Fredericton and a presentation at the Nova Scotia Branch Education Conference in Fall River in October 2016. These sessions, including input from participants, are summarized here to provide guidance on priority action areas.

The objectives of these sessions were to:

PDF icon CIPHI_2016_Equity_Workshops_Report.pdf, PDF icon CIPHI_2016_Organizational_capacity_action_equity.pdf

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Public Health Ethics: A Case in Environmental Health

In this webinar, co-presented by NCCHPP and NCCEH, participants discussed the evidence and ethics of a case involving radon.

Presenters:

Recording of the webinar

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Communicating the Risk of Infectious Diseases in a Changing Climate

A changing climate brings the threat of emerging, new infectious diseases and the resurgence of old infectious outbreaks. To ensure that public health professionals and policy makers receive timely information, effective risk communication must be used.

NCCEH and NCCID jointly presented a webinar last year that provided different perspectives on communicating risk in an “environment of change". The objectives of the webinar were to:

present a range of perspectives on good risk communication for public health stakeholders and to discuss how public health can contribute to effective messaging by providing some examples of emerging and resurging infectious diseases in the context of a changing climate.

Presenters:

SoundCloud recording of presentation

PDF icon NCCEH-NCCID Webinar Ticks_Risk_Communication Nicol.pdf, PDF icon Webinar_2017 Lessons learned from previous outbreaks West Nile virus-Elmieh (1).pdf, PDF icon Webinar_2017 Communicating Climate Change-Stephen (1).pdf

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Conservation as a Public Health Strategy for Climate Change Preparedness

Topics: Climate 

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

YouTube video of the presentation

PDF icon 2018-05-09 Conservation for climate change preparedness.pdf

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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

YouTube video

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Public Health in a Changing Climate: Leveraging Connections and Knowledge for Action

This presentation was delivered at the 78th CIPHI Ontario Annual Education Conference. It provides an overview of how climate change impacts public health and how public health workers can act at a local level to address climate change challenges.

PDF icon CIPHI 2017 Public Health in a Changing Climate Ma.pdf

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Exploring Gaps and Sharing Findings: The 2016 NCCEH Environmental Health Needs Assessment

This poster was delivered at the 78th CIPHI Ontario Annual Education Conference. It describes a multi-phase needs assessment conducted by the NCCEH to understand the needs of environmental health (EH) stakeholders across Canada.

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Enabling organizational capacity for health equity in environmental public health

Topics: Equity 

This presentation examines the intersection of Environmental Public Health & health equity.  Key concepts covered in the presentation include:

a review of the structural & intermediary determinants of health an examination of the different theoretical approaches that can be used to understand health equity a look at organizational capacity, barriers & facilitators to health equity work some of the practical implications of integrating health equity into EPH work suggestions for tools for EPH practitioners

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BCIT Environmental Health Student Presentations 2018

Topics: Cannabis, Food, Mould 

  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.  

PDF icon 2018-06-28 An Evaluation of the Knowledge and Practices of Metro Vancouver Residents Regarding Mould.pdf, PDF icon 2018-06-28 Cannabis Risk Awareness A British Columbia Perspective.pdf, PDF icon 2018-06-28 Impact of Overcrowding Sous Vide Water Baths on the Thermal Process of Pork Loins.pdf

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Mapping the Built Environment: Peel Public Health’s Healthy Development Mapping and Monitoring Project

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: Maria Mukhtar, Analyst, Research and Policy, Peel Public Health (Ontario); David Guillette, Data and GIS Specialist, Peel Data Centre (Ontario)

Youtube video recording

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General

Infiltration of air pollutants and effectiveness of cleaners

Topics: Air, Indoor Air, Outdoor Air Location: General, Canada

L'Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ) 8e Atelier de santé environnementale

Infiltration of air pollutants and effectiveness of cleaners

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Heat-Related Mortality in BC: Surprising Numbers

Topics: Climate Location: General, Canada

University of Washington/UBC/Simon Fraser University Occupational and Environmental Health Conference

Heat-Related Mortality in BC: Surprising Numbers

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Raising Chickens in City Backyards: The Public Health Role

Topics: Agriculture Location: General, Canada

Canadian Public Health Assocation Centennial Conference (2010)

Raising Chickens in City Backyards: The Public Health Role

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

Topics: Climate Location: General, Canada

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

Warmer Day Mortality in Yellowknife and Whitehorse

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Public health interventions related to risks associated with exposure to local air pollution sources: control measures and health protection and public education approaches

Topics: Air, Outdoor Air Location: General, Canada

L'Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ) 8e Atelier de santé environnementale

Public health interventions related to risks associated with exposure to local air pollution sources

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Foundations of Health and the Built Environment

Topics: Built Environment Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Newfoundland and Labrador Branch) 2010 Educational Conference

CIPHI_NL_2010_Built_Environment_Workshop.pdf

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Forest Fires: Impacts on Air Quality and Health

Topics: Air, Outdoor Air, Forest Fires Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (New Brunswick Branch) 2010 Annual Conference

Forest Fires: Impacts on Air Quality and Health

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Mould and Health Effects

Topics: Air, Indoor Air Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Saskatchewan Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Conference

Mould and Health Effects

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NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Newfoundland and Labrador Branch) Annual Branch Conference 2009

NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

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

Topics: Climate Location: General, Canada

Health Canada - Heat Health Community Sharing Network Webinar

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

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Retrospective Investigation of Drinking Water-related Illnesses in Canada

Topics: Water, Drinking Water Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) Small Drinking Water Systems Symposium

Retrospective Investigation of Drinking Water-related Illnesses in Canada

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Indoor Air Quality Issues in First Nations and Inuit Communities in Canada

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

Indoor Air Quality Issues in First Nations and Inuit Communities in Canada

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Lead in School Drinking Water: Approaching a Public Health Issue from an Occupational Hygiene Perspective

Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Canadian Public Health Association Centennial Conference (2010)

Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

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Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization at Personal Service Establishments

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Manitoba Branch) 2011 Annual Education Conference; BCCDC Grand Rounds Environmental Health Seminar Series

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization at Personal Service Establishments

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Indoor Air and Air Cleaners: An Inside Look

Topics: Air, Indoor Air Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors 2011 Annual Educational Conference

Indoor Air and Air Cleaners: An Inside Look

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An Introduction to Healthy Built Environments

Topics: Built Environment Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Saskatchewan Branch) 2011 Professional Education and Development Seminar

An Introduction to Healthy Built Environments

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Factors that affect RF Exposure from Mobile Phones

American Industrial Hygiene Association (BC/Yukon Local Section) Annual General Meeting and Conference 2010; previous version presented at University of Washington/UBC/Simon Fraser University Occupational and Environmental Health Conference

Factors that affect RF Exposure from Mobile Phones

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Urban Agriculture: Issues for Public and Environmental Health

Topics: Agriculture Location: General, Canada

UBC School of Environmental Health Seminar Series; previous version presented at Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Session

Urban Agriculture: Issues for Public and Environmental Health

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Power Lines and Health: The Evidence and Public Policy

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (New Brunswick Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Conference; previous version presented at American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo "09

Power Lines and Health: The Evidence and Public Policy

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Food Security 101: What is Food Security and What Does It Have To Do With Food Protection?

Topics: Food Location: General, Canada

British Columbia Food Protection Association - BC's Premier Food Safety Conference 2009

Food Security 101: What is Food Security and What Does It Have To Do With Food Protection?

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Efficacy of some sanitizers or alternatives on food contact surfaces?

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Manitoba Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Conference

Efficacy of some sanitizers or alternatives on food contact surfaces?

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Specified Risk Material: Public Health Implications

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) 2009 Educational Conference

Specified Risk Material: Public Health Implications

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Bridging the Evidence-Practice Divide: The Science and Policy of Bisphenol-A

Raw Milk: Clarifying the Debate and Moving Towards Healthier Public Policy

Topics: Food Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 75th Annual Educational Conference

Raw Milk: Clarifying the Debate and Moving Towards Healthier Public Policy

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Intervention Strategies to Reduce Residential Pesticide Exposures

Mould: Health Effects, Exposure Assessment and Remediation

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Newfoundland and Labrador Branch) 2010 Educational Conference

Mould: Health Effects, Exposure Assessment and Remediation

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Wind Turbines and Environmental Assessment

Western Medical Officers of Health Meeting June 2009; previous versions presented at Atlantic Medical Officers of Health Meeting May 2009 and CIPHI (NS/PE Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Session

Wind Turbines and Environmental Assessment

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Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Topics: Drinking Water, Water Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Saskatchewan Branch) 2010 Seminar; previous version presented at Canadian Public Health Association Centennial Conference (2010)

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Indoor Air Quality: Interpreting Assessment Results

Topics: Air, Indoor Air Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 79th Annual National Educational Conference

Presentations

General indoor air quality parameters: CO, CO2, relative humidity, temperatureDru Sahai, Public Health Ontario Volatile organic compoundsPrabjit Barn, NCCEH MouldDaniel Fong, NCCEH RadonPam Warkentin, Radonmatters Additional indoor pollutantsDru Sahai, Public Health Ontario

General indoor air quality parameters: CO, CO2, relative humidity, temperature

Volatile organic compounds

Mould

Radon

Additional indoor pollutants

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Alberta

Safe Drinking Water (2009)

Topics: Water, Drinking Water Location: AB, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2008 National Conference

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TB and Housing

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2012 Annual Conference

Presentations

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Shale gas extraction and public health: What we know, what we can infer, and how we can move forward

Canadian Public Health Association 2014 Conference

The panel session was designed to provide a basic understanding of shale gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing and to describe its impact on public health. Furthermore, this panel sought to identify important aspects to consider for provinces that are currently pursuing, or considering pursuing, the extraction of shale gas using hydraulic fracturing.

Introduction

Hydraulic Fracturing & Public Health: What we know, what we can infer and how we can move forward

Public Health Review on Shale Gas Activities: Water, Air Contamination and Technology Risk Management

Shale Gas and Public Health

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British Columbia

Risk Management for Lead

Communicating Health Risk Uncertainty: Busting the myths

BCCDC Grand Rounds Environmental Health Seminar Series

Communicating Health Risk Uncertainty: Busting the myths

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Quantitative Risk Assessment: An Overview and Discussion of Emerging Issues

An Introduction to Tools Used in Air Quality Assessment

Topics: Air, Outdoor Air Location: BC, Canada

BC Lung Association - 8th Annual Air Quality & Health Workshop

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Radon: Threats, Challenges & Actions

BC Lung Association - 9th Annual Air Quality & Health Workshop

Presentations

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Introduction to Healthy Built Environment

Topics: Built Environment Location: BC, Canada

International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) 11th World Congress; Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2010 National Conference

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Ethics in Action: A workshop for practicing environmental public health professionals

Environmental Health & Safety and the Law: Understanding the legal framework for regulators

Manitoba

Using Comparative Analysis as a Tool for Evidence-based Policy

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) 2010 Summer Institute

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New Brunswick

Built Environment: A multisectoral health issue

Topics: Built Environment Location: NB, Canada

Canadian Public Health Association (NB/PEI Branch) and Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (NB Branch) Joint Educational Conference 2012

Built Environment: A multisectoral health issue

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Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector

Topics: Food Location: NB, Canada

CIPHI New Brunswick Annual Educational Conference 2014 CIPHI National Educational Conference 2014 (with Rick Kelly, Food Security Network of NL)

Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector (CIPHI NB)

Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector (CIPHI National)

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Health and Planning: Exploring Options for Rural Communities

Topics: Built Environment Location: NL, Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador Public Health Association et al. - Building Healthy Communities Conference

Workshop Summary

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Nova Scotia

Building a National Environmental Health Agenda

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2008 Annual Conference

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Environmental Health and Inequalities: Evidence and Action

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2008 Annual Conference

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Risk Communication (2011)

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2011 National Conference

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Ontario

Water-borne Disease Outbreaks in Canadian Small Drinking Water Systems

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

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2010 Centennial Conference

Presentations

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Risk Communication (2009)

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch 2009 Conference

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Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental Health

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch 2010 Conference

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

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch 2010 Conference

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Food Safety Interventions: Disclosure

Housing and Health: How can Community Health Nurses intervene?

Topics: Air, Public Facilities, Indoor Air Location: ON, Canada

6th National Community Health Nurses Conference

Housing and Health

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Regulatory Performance Measurement and Evaluation

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

Quebec

Bringing Health Back Into Planning: Overview of Canadian Tools and Cross-Sector Action

Topics: Built Environment Location: QC, Canada

Ecocity World Summit 2011

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