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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.

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.

 

PDF icon NCCEH_Communicating_Tick_Awareness_EN.pdf

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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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BCCDC Environmental Health Seminar: June 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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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

PDF icon 2018-04-26 Monitoring health impacts of climate change GIS.pdf

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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.

PDF icon CIPHI ON 2017 Poster_Tina final.pdf

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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

PDF icon CPHA enviro health world cafe_EN.pdf

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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.

PDF icon RussellC-SplashPads-Final EN.pdf

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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.

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

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Improving Public Health with Healthy Food Environments

Topics: Food 

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

PDF icon TOPHC 2018 Healthy food environments Chen.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)

PDF icon 2018-02-22_EH_Seminar_Surveillance_Housing_Health-Kaiser.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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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.

PDF icon CIPHI_2017_How_We_Talk_About_Pot_Matters-Eykelbosh.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.

PDF icon CIPHI_2017_Radon_and_Child_Care_Facilities-Nicol.pdf

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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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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.

 

PDF icon CWQA_2017_Public_Health_Industry_Partners_Reducing_Lead-Eykelbosh.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.

PDF icon CESAM_2017_Health_Effects_Oil_Spills_First_Nations-Eykelbosh.pdf

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BCIT Environmental Health Student Presentations 2017

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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