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Exploring the Relationship between the Built Environment and Social Isolation and Loneliness: Implications for Public Policy

This work was one of the 2018 Ron de Burger Student Award winners.  Author: Amber Gillespie, University of Guelph, Master of Public Health Introduction Social isolation and loneliness is a significant predictor of adverse physical and mental health outcomes Though our knowledge of the contextual factors contributing to social isolation and loneliness in Western  culture is increasing, one area...

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March 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan  The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories. Editor’s Picks After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders.  Her “Editor Picks” for March 2018 include: Wildfires, emergency preparedness, and the importance of...

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April 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories. Editor’s Picks After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders.  Her “Editor Picks” for April 2018 include: The built environment: Understanding how physical...

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February 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories. Editor’s Picks After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders.  Her “Editor Picks” for February 2018 include: A review of the experimental evidence on the...

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January 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories. Editor’s Picks After searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the scan, our librarian picks the ones she feels may be especially interesting to our stakeholders.  Her “Editor Picks” for January 2018 include: Adverse effects after medical, commercial, or self-...

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Food Deserts and Food Swamps: A Primer

Topics: Equity, Food General, Canada 

Our food environments, which include the food that is available to us in our day-to-day environments, is a determinant of what we eat as individuals. This document is intended for environmental public health professionals, including medical health officers and public health inspectors, as well as other public health professionals such as public health dietitians and health promoters, whose work...

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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 other...

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Communicating data for health equity action

This webinar is part of a series designed for members of the Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) and delivered by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health. The webinar is open to anyone who would like to attend.    Learning Objectives:   Participants will be able to:   Understand health equity indicators and how to integrate into health status reporting Apply practices for...

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Health impacts of climate change and climate policy (WISE Lecture Series)

Climate change is one of the greatest global health challenges we currently face, but addressing it can be costly. This talk will assess the public health risks resulting from climate change's effects on air pollution. It will explore how the design of climate policy affects its costs and health-related benefits. It will examine the distribution of these impacts across jurisdictions and...

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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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NCCDH environmental scan findings and their implications

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

In this webinar, the NCCDH will unpack the results of its recent assessment of public health’s capacity to act on the social determinants of health and health equity in light of sector-wide restructuring. The document, titled Building a culture of equity in Canadian public health: An environmental scan, is the third report of this type produced by the NCCDH, following similar scans undertaken in...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Championing Transformative Change to Advance Health Equity

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

During the fourth webinar of the "Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments" series, we’ll discuss: What do we mean by “transformative change” and why this is essential to advancing health equity? How Douglas County (Omaha) is building a supportive cohort of local health equity leaders. How Minnesota is changing the narrative around health and confronting root causes of inequity. How...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Fostering Community Partnerships to Advance Health Equity

On the third webinar of the "Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments" series, we’ll discuss: Why fostering community partnerships is key to advancing health equity How Alameda County in California engages in social justice movements to advance health and racial equity How Kansas City shares power and space with community organizers to change policy How NACCHO is supporting building...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Build Internal Infrastructure to Advance Health Equity

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

Join the first of a four-part webinar series on Advancing Health Equity in Local Health Departments. This webinar will cover: Why building internal infrastructure is key to advancing health equity. How New York City is changing internal policies to address racism and structural oppression. How Rhode Island is braiding together various sources of funding and mobilizing data to build capacity. How...

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National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) - Public Health Ethics and Equity: Naming and Navigating Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice

The National Collaborating Centres for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) are pleased to invite you to a webinar showcasing the findings of the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) research project on public health ethics and the process of navigating ethical issues in public health practice. During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn more...

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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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Building Safe & Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach

The annual conference is designed to help attendees learn new methods of fostering safe, healthy and inclusive communities by showcasing the latest work and research within the realm of public health and beyond. Some topics that will be discussed include: Violence prevention at the individual & societal level, health equity, health literacy, fostering healthy relationships, keeping...

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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 a...

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The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC)

TOPHC 2019 will explore how strategy, leadership and practice align to address changes in the public health sector. Discover tools and approaches to move knowledge into practice, refresh your knowledge at thought-provoking sessions and collaborate with colleagues motivated to build healthier and more sustainable communities. 

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Fourth International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health

Topics: Equity ON, Canada 

Be part of this biennial conference exploring the complex and diverse intersections of law enforcement and public health, involving practitioners, policy makers and researchers from these and other related sectors.   Understanding this common ground is critically important, with many current social, humanitarian, security and broad public health issues requiring an inter-sectoral approach. In...

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Fifth International One Health Congress

Topics: Equity, Zoonoses SK, Canada 

The 2018 One Health World Congress will bring together more than 1,000 researchers and health professionals from universities, government and industries around the globe to share their work and create new research collaborations to help solve complex and urgent health threats. The 2018 congress will focus on One Health in underserved communities in recognition of the complex interplay of...

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Sharing health information with community organizations to promote health equity

Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) have an essential role to play in addressing equity. This webinar is an overview of a Locally Driven Collaborative Project that aimed to identify best practices to select, analyze and distribute key health outcome data that enables community partners to better advance health equity in their communities.   The project produced a guide to support sharing data...

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NCCDH - Health equity in the field: Reflections for students and early career professionals

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

This English-language webinar from the NCCDH will offer participants insight into everyday health equity practice through a focus on real life experiences of public health practitioners. The goal of the webinar is to introduce public health students and early career professionals to health equity practice in the field.

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NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Developing public health leadership for health equity action

Presented collaboratively by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) Attention to health equity within the public health sector has increased in recent years due to a growing evidence base, greater commitment to action by leadership, the incorporation of health equity into strategic plans and...

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NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) - Selecting and assessing health equity tools

Topics: Equity General, Canada 

This webinar will focus on the availability of health equity tools for use by public health practitioners to address population health inequities. We will learn about the Equity Lens in Public Health’s (ELPH) updated inventory of health equity tools, which identifies nine categories of health equity tools developed for a range of purposes and audiences. Guest presenters will explore five main...

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Mycotoxins in Food Insecure Countries

Presenter: Dr. J. David Miller, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University, Ottawa Abstract: There are five agriculturally important mycotoxins in food and feed, aflatoxin (1961), ochratoxin (1965), deoxynivalenol (1974), zearlanone (1966) and fumonisin (1988). In the US and Canada, contamination by mycotoxins costs the agri-food system between $200 million and $2 billion in loss each year....

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