The team at NCCEH regularly presents at environmental health events across Canada, in addition to organizing workshops and meetings on various topics. A select listing of our conference presentations and external webinars, as well as presentations from our Environmental Health Seminar Series are available here.
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
Presentations:Risk Communication FundamentalsHelen Mersereau, Cape Breton UniversityMedia PerspectivesPauline Dakin, CBCRisk Communication in PracticeNelson Fok, Alberta Health Services
Additional resources:Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. A primer on health risk communication: Principles and practices. Atlanta, GA: ATSDR; 2004.Presenting Information at Public MeetingsBefore the MeetingUsing Risk ComparisonsDOs and DONTsWorking with the MediaNational Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases. OAHPP risk communication workshop. Feb 28 – Mar 2; Toronto, ON: NCCID; 2011.Sandman, PM. Mass media and environmental risk: Seven principles. RISK: Health, Safety, and Environment. 1994;5(Summer);251–260.
Continuing Education Credits: 6.0 PDHs