American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition 2013
Here we review what radiofrequency (RF) is, common sources of RF exposure, common levels of exposure, and RF mitigation strategies.
The team at NCCEH regularly presents at environmental health events across Canada in addition to organizing workshops and meetings on various developing topics. A select listing of our presentations made at conferences and other meetings is available here.
Please contact us to find out if we can contribute to an upcoming event.
Presentations:IntroductionTom Kosatsky, BCCDCEnvironmental Health Surveillance in Canada NowEric Lavigne, PHACNational Environmental Public Health Tracking: Environmental Health Surveillance in the U.S.Heather Strosnider, US CDCEnvironmental Public Health Tracking In New York StateNeil Muscatiello, New York State Department of HealthEnvironmental Public Health Surveillance in EnglandMike Studden, England Health Protection AgencyThe Uses of Surveillance in Environmental Health: The Case of TransportationLouis Drouin, Montreal Public Health DepartmentUses of Surveillance: To Follow the Effects of DevelopmentJames Irvine, Northern Saskatchewan Population Health UnitEnvironmental health surveillance to assess intervention adequacy: case studies from the BCCDCSarah Henderson, BCCDCThe Alberta Biomonitoring ProgramJennifer Graydon, University of AlbertaEnvironmental Health Surveillance in QuebecGermain Lebel, INSPQThe Canadian Total Diet StudyRobin Churchill, Health CanadaHealth…
Presentations:Introduction and overviewRay Copes, Public Health OntarioFood Safety Interventions of Food Service Establishments Brian Lee, NCCEHUpdate on DineSafe Ron de Burger, Toronto Public HealthServing Safer Food AlbertaMichael Sidra, Alberta Health ServicesFood Safety Calendar Carolyn Pigeau, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Sharing Challenges:Summary of Discussion
Sharing Successes:FOODSAFE ProgramLynn Wilcott, BC Centre for Disease ControlHands-on Food Safety Training for Folklorama Robert Mancini, Manitoba Health
Presentations:Introductions and purpose of the workshopMona Shum, NCCEHWhat is Health Promotion in the context of Health Protection?Audrey Campbell, University of British ColumbiaA Collaborative Health Promotion ApproachWayne Fletcher, Toronto Public HealthThe Role of Health Protection in a Safe Housing ProgramNelson Fok, Alberta Health ServicesGetting Local Food to the Table for Food SecurityPaula Tait, Northern Health (BC)What does it take to get Smoke-free Taxicabs? Lessons LearnedTerry Battock, Service NLSharing Successes and ChallengesImproving Food Safety in Private Homes by Marketing Behaviour, not Information - Steven EngKitimat Food Share - Sabrina DosanjhConnecting for Healthy Communities - Paula TaitHands-on Food Safety Training for Folklorama, a Temporary Food Service Event - Robert ManciniEnvironmental Health Officers Supporting Community Development - Jennifer Reid
Health impact assessment (HIA) is usually defined as a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, a program or a project can be judged or evaluated on the basis of its potential effects on the health of a population. This session will cover various aspects of HIA, including theoretical basis, HIA tools and use of HIA to influence policy.
At the end of this session, participants will: 1) understand the HIA approach as demonstrated in theory and a case study; 2) acquire knowledge and skills in applying HIA by working through real-world examples; 3) be able to assess the relevance of HIA in their own diverse contexts and practices; and 4) understand how information from HIA can be used to influence policy. The session will include formal talks, a case example using waste-to-energy, and group work using case examples from participants’ own situations.
Presentations:HIA in Environmental Health: Approaches within and outside of…
In a joint effort, BC Lung Association, BC Centre for Disease Control, and the NCCEH organized a radon workshop on March 7, 2012 as part of the BC Lung Association’s two day Annual Air Quality & Health Workshop in Vancouver. The objective of the radon workshop was to identify ways in which public health practitioners and other stakeholders can move forward on reducing residential radon levels in the province. Workshop participants included public health practitioners, scientists, physicians, policy makers, and students.
Presentations:Food Safety InterventionsHannah Moffatt, NCCEHToronto Public Health Food Safety Inspection and Disclosure ProgramRon de Burger, Toronto Public HealthEvidence-informed decision-making for food safety in Ontario: Do we have what it takes?Ray Copes, Public Health Ontario
Presentations:Public Health Ethics: Theory, practice, and policy implications for environmental public health professionalsChristopher McDougall, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public PolicyEvolving Environmental Public Health: An overly ambitious ideal or an achievable realityPhi Phan, Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors
Continuing Education Credits: 6.0 PDHs