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Preventing harm through emergency preparedness, surveillance, health impact assessments and risk management and communication.

Workshops Presentations

Risk Communication (2009)

Presentations: Risk Communication Theories and Principles, with Examples*Timothy Sly, Ryerson University Risk Communication in Practice from One Health Department's PerspectiveNelson Fok, Alberta Health Services Handout:      * The Perception and Communication of Risk: A Guide for the Local Health Agency  

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Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental Health

Presentation: Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental HealthDonna Ciliska, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and ToolsChristina Chociolko, NCCEH

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Environmental Health Surveillance Workshop

Presentations: IntroductionTom Kosatsky, BCCDC Environmental Health Surveillance in Canada NowEric Lavigne, PHAC National Environmental Public Health Tracking: Environmental Health Surveillance in the U.S.Heather Strosnider, US CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking In New York StateNeil Muscatiello, New York State Department of Health Environmental Public Health Surveillance in EnglandMike...

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Regulatory Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Presentation: Telling the Regulatory Performance StorySteve Montague, Performance Management Network Inc.

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Event

Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: Exploring communication campaigns that address LGBTQ health issues

The intersections between health communication and identity are complex and dynamic. This session will highlight Ontario-based campaigns which have engaged diverse LGBTQ communities by creating messages that are relevant, supportive, and accessible. We will reflect on the stories we tell about LGBTQ health issues through the lens of public health. AIDS ACTION NOW! Poster Virus campaign(Jessica...

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Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: LGBTQ cultural competency in health education and practice

The needs of LGBTQ people have long been overlooked in our health systems and medical school curricula. This session will explore what it means to deliver culturally competent care to LGBTQ populations, and discuss the benefits of increasing the representation of these traditionally underrepresented groups in medical training. Trans health perspectives and experiences in medical education (Kat...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - Surveillance systems as a cornerstone to public health decision-making: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) experience

During this presentation, Dr. Choi will share his experience in developing and applying public health surveillance systems and networks at the local, provincial, national, and international levels. Methods adopted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to prioritize program areas will be described, which are based on surveillance data and statistics. Following its development and...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) - Economic evaluation of complex population health interventions: The role of simulation models

Population health interventions are complex, often implemented across sectors and characterized by interconnected challenges and interdependent solutions. They are also context-specific, respond to changes in the environment, and may not be restricted to the intended population. Complexity is one of several barriers to the economic evaluation of population health interventions, where critical...

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Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: Environmental outbreak investigation of Legionella

A practical presentation that will provide public health professionals with a basic understanding on how to carry out the environmental aspects of a legionella outbreak investigation. Topics covered will include: an overview of Legionnaires’ disease, factors influencing the survival and growth of legionella, identifying potential sources, conducting a risk assessment, environmental sampling,...

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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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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Radon in Canada: the challenges of putting prevention into action

Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas that contributes to the deaths of thousands of Canadians every year. Conventional wisdom suggests there should be outrage about the number of Canadians unnecessarily and unwitting exposed to elevated levels of alpha radiation from radon gas. Unfortunately, most Canadians are still not aware of the threats posed by this leading cause of lung cancer; or how...

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