NCCEH Webinar - Spatially exploring COVID-19 risks in BC’s neighbourhoods
Spatially exploring COVID-19 risks in BC’s neighbourhoods
January 25, 2022 @ 12 - 1pm Pacific Time (PT)
Katherine Paphitis, Program IPAC Specialist, Public Health Ontario (PHO)
David Ryding, Program IPAC Specialist, PHO
The risk of contracting coronavirus varies among people and places, making some British Columbians more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 than others, due to socio-economic factors, occupational hazards, personal behaviours or other factors that are amplified in places characterised by increased risk of transmission. To better understand this, we developed a vulnerability model to identify differences in COVID-19 risks across neighbourhoods, visualized in a series of maps on a public-facing dashboard that indicate where to focus policy and public health efforts. In this presentation we discuss how we worked with patient partners and some of the actions that have been informed by our maps.
Dr. Valorie Crooks
Professor, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Valorie Crooks is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University. She is a health geographer by training and specializes in health services research.
EH & KT Scientist, NCCEH
Leah Rosenkrantz is a PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University and a Knowledge Translation Scientist with the NCCEH. She is a GIS specialist, and has worked on a variety of projects related to environmental health and infectious diseases.
|Event Date||Jan 25, 2022 12:00 to Jan 25, 2022 13:00|
|Posted by NCCEH||Jan 14, 2022|