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Key resources for environmental public health practitioners to address health equity: A curated list

Public health organizations across Canada have highlighted health inequities as a priority area for action.  Environmental public health practitioners may be unclear of how to approach health inequities within their scope of practice because they have often not been included in discussions about how public health can do this work. This list contains resources specific to environmental public...

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Toward health equity: Practical actions for Public Health Inspectors

NCCEH, the NCC for Determinants of Health, and the BC Centre for Disease Control have collaborated to produce a Framework and accompanying User Guide to help environmental public health practitioners identify potential actions on the social determinants of health and health equity. Environmental health practitioners can play a role to address the social determinants of health (SDH) and work...

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Equity in Environmental Health Practice: Findings of a Pilot Study

Public health inspectors (PHIs) are environmental health professionals who carry out inspections, enforce health protection regulations, and provide environmental health education and training. This qualitative study explored the role of environmental public health practitioners in addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) and health equity related issues that may present as barriers to...

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Case Study of a Persistent Landfill Fire and Community Health Impacts

This case study explores the issue of health impacts in the community from persistent landfill fires and covers a number of topics including: outdoor air pollution; waste management; health equity; health surveillance; environmental surveillance; and occupational health. Although written from a broad public health and medical health officers’ point of view, this case study may be helpful to...

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Workshops Presentations

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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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...

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Health Promotion in the Context of Health Protection

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...

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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...

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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...

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) - Mental Health and Spiritual Care in Emergencies

CDC’s Rebecca Bitsko, Ph.D., chair of the CDC Mental Health Workgroup, will discuss topics such as stress, stigma, isolation, populations more likely to be adversely affected by specific emergencies, and effective communication to address mental health concerns. National VOAD’s Kevin Ellers, D.Min., Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army Central Territory, will discuss...

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NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Collective impact, health equity and public health

Join us for a discussion of how participating in a collective impact initiative can deepen public health’s commitment to community engagement and health equity. This webinar will be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about working with community to make change; however, we recommend you read Collective Impact 3.0 from the Tamarack Institute before attending, or watch the video in which...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Climate Change + Health Equity: Telling the Story With Data

Third in a four-part series from the County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency. National and state leaders will address health equity and data tools available to integrate equity into climate communications and adaptation planning. Moderated by: Linda Helland, Climate Change and Health Equity Program, Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public HealthIntegrating Equity into Resilience...

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Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) - Housing Affordability: Why are new policy directions important for public health?

We are hearing much about a national housing strategy, Ontario’s long-term strategy, more funding for affordable housing, supportive housing, and homelessness, and new municipal and LHIN initiatives. Ontario communities face ongoing pressures of homelessness, poverty, and housing-related health inequalities. What’s changing, what’s constant, and where do recent announcements fit? This webinar...

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UBC School of Population and Public Health - Tackling Poverty and Socioeconomic Inequities

Topics: Equity BC, Canada 

Presenters: John Millar, Clinical Professor Emeritus Craig Riddell, Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor in the Vancouver School of EconomicsCraig Mitton, SPPH Professor

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The ENRICH Project & Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) - Over the Line: A Conversation on Race, Place & the Environment

What would a different conversation about the relationship between race, place, and the environment in Aboriginal and African Nova Scotian communities look like? How can we engage in a more inclusive conversation about the social justice dimensions of the environment? How can we best acknowledge the links between environmental racism, climate change, climate justice, justice-based transition to...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) et al. - The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2017: Global challenges. Local solutions.

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is hosted jointly by Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa). TOPHC is your opportunity to connect with health professionals from Ontario and beyond to share knowledge and develop skills related to public health. For three days in March we will explore this year’s...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - How public health and healthcare take action on social determinants to reduce social inequities

Réseau de recherche en santé populations du Québec (RRSPQ) - Journée d'échanges sur l'éthique et les inégalités sociales en santé

Organisée par Daniel Weinstock et Christine Loignon du Réseau de recherche en santé populations du Québec (RRSPQ), cette journée regroupera des acteurs issus de différents milieux dans un cadre convivial et décontracté. Cette journée fournira une opportunité d'échange et de réflexion collective sur les inégalités sociales en santé. En réunissant des chercheurs, représentants des milieux...

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NCC for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) and NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Methods and Tools for Integrating Health Equity into Public Health Program Planning and Implementation

This event will be presented in English. An audio recording will be available following the event. The presentation slides will be posted online in English and French following the event. French slides are available in advance of this event upon request; please email Apply a health equity lens to evidence-informed public health Join us for a discussion of methods and tools...

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NCCEH eJournal Club - The Role of Public Health Inspectors in Maintaining Housing in Northern and Rural Communities: Recommendations to Support Public Health Practice

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are directed at public health inspectors, anyone interested in a given topic is more than welcome to take part. Remote viewing instructions are available on the Eventbrite registration page. Title of...

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