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Understanding and responding to the impacts of a changing climate on human health.

Project

Extreme Heat

Topics: Climate 

According to Environment Canada, a heat wave is a period of more than 3 days when temperatures are more than 32°C (Health Canada, 2012); the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines excessive heat events as “summertime temperatures that are substantially hotter and/or more humid that average for a location for that time of year”(US EPA, 2016). Due to climate change, by 2050, cities across...

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Heat Advice

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

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 and...

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Current Evidence on the Effectiveness of Interventions During Heat Episodes

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

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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How efficacious and how practical are personal health protection measures recommended to reduce morbidity and mortality during heat episodes?

Topics: Climate 

The potential impact of elevated temperatures on mortality and morbidity is severe. Every year, hospitalizations and deaths occur in numbers well above average during and just after days of extreme heat, particularly in vulnerable populations. Persons living in urban environments may be particularly at increased risk for mortality from ambient heat exposure (urban heat island effect). Other risk...

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What is the Evidence on Applicability and Effectiveness of Public Health Interventions in Reducing Morbidity and Mortality during Heat Episodes?

Topics: Climate 

Heat events are associated with a diverse range of adverse health effects including excess mortality as well as many symptoms falling under the broad umbrella of “heat-related illness”. Although these effects are most marked in vulnerable populations like the elderly, sociallyisolated, and homeless, everyone is at risk to varying degrees. This negative impact of heat on health continues to be a...

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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?

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

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

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Health Canada - Heat Health Community Sharing Network Webinar

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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 Abstract: In 2007, the Quebec government released its Climate Change Action Plan (...

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Building a National Environmental Health Agenda

Presentations: Inuit Environment and Health: One Issue under Climate ChangeOnalee Randell, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Prescription for a Healthy Canada: Towards a National Environmental Health Strategy David Boyd, Trudeau Scholar at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Environmental Sustainability and Impacts on Health: Building an AgendaRay Copes, NCCEH Workshop Report

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

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

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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 Abstract: A community’s capacity to cope with change and make incremental improvements to health may...

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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 Abstract:A key need for...

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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.

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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"....

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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...

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Event

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

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

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?

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

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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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - 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 Abstract:A key need for...

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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series - Conservation as a Public Health Strategy for Climate Change Preparedness

Topics: Climate BC, Canada 

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 Abstract: A community’s capacity to cope with change and make incremental improvements to health may...

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Canada and Global Public Health: Moving from Strategy to Action

Topics: Climate MB, Canada 

Key topics for the conference include:• Identifying key challenges in global public health and emerging strategies and opportunities for addressing them;• Reviewing areas of Canadian excellence for improving global public health; and• Developing concrete strategies for mobilizing and coordinating Canada’s efforts in global public health to enhance their impact.

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Assessing Interest in a Special Issue on Climate Change and Health: LOI Deadline

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

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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