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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.

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 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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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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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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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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NCCEH: Linking Research with Practice

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

PDF icon CIPHI_ON_2016_NCCEH_Linking_Research_Practice-Ma.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

PDF icon Public_health_ethics_webinar_NCCHPP-Nov2016.pdf

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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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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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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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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)

PDF icon 2016-12-15_EH_Seminar_Community_impacts_oil_spills.pdf

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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

PDF icon TOPHC_2016_Carbon_Monoxide_Framework_Long_Term_Care_Facilities-Fong.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.

PDF icon CIPHI_National_2016_Flint_water_crisis-Fok.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

PDF icon 2016-04-28_EH_Seminar_Lac_Megantic-Genereux.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.

PDF icon CIPHI_SK_2015_NCCEH_Resources-Ma.pdf

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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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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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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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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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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

PDF icon CPHA_2015_Equity_EH-Rideout-Oickle.pdf

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