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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.

Health Promotion in the Context of Health Protection

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
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Housing and Health: How can Community Health Nurses intervene?

Presentation:

Housing and HealthTom Kosatsky, NCCEHMona Shum, NCCEH
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Bed bugs: What to do about unwanted houseguests

Regulatory Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Presentation:

Telling the Regulatory Performance StorySteve Montague, Performance Management Network Inc.
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Health Impact Assessment in Environmental Health: Methods, Tools and Policy Change

Abstract:

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…
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Radon: Threats, Challenges & Actions

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.

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Health and Planning: Exploring Options for Rural Communities

Food Safety Interventions: Disclosure

Topics: Food

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

Workshop summary

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Ethics in Action: A workshop for practicing environmental public health professionals

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

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Bringing Health Back Into Planning: Overview of Canadian Tools and Cross-Sector Action

Presentations:

IntroductionCatherine Elliott, BC Centre for Disease ControlHealth 201Alice Miro, Heart and Stroke Foundation of CanadaHealthy Built Environment InventoryErna van Balen, NCCEHCLASP InitiativeDavid Mowat, Peel Public Health

 

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Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization at Personal Service Establishments

An Introduction to Healthy Built Environments

Risk Communication (2011)

Agenda

Presentations:

Risk Communication FundamentalsHelen Mersereau, Cape Breton UniversityMedia PerspectivesPauline Dakin, CBCRisk Communication in PracticeNelson Fok, Alberta Health Services

Case studies

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.

Group photo

Continuing Education Credits: 6.0 PDHs

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Indoor Air and Air Cleaners: An Inside Look

An Introduction to Tools Used in Air Quality Assessment

Topics: Outdoor Air

In March 2011, the British Columbia Lung Association held its 8th Annual Air Quality & Health Workshop in Vancouver. As a pre-meeting event, the NCCEH, in combination with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and the BC Lung Association, organized an air quality training workshop.

Workshop Objective

The objective of this training workshop was to increase the understanding and accessibility of specific air quality assessment tools for researchers, public health practitioners, and policy-makers to increase support for research, public health responses, and policy decisions concerning local air quality.

Specific assessment tools include:

emissions inventories;dispersion modeling;source apportionment;mobile monitoring;land use regression.

Health impact assessment (HIA) was also discussed as a direct application of information provided by air quality assessment tools.

A guide based on this workshop has been developed: Air Quality Assessment Tools.…

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Foundations of Health and the Built Environment

Mould: Health Effects, Exposure Assessment and Remediation

Environmental Health and Inequalities: Evidence and Action

Presentations:

Environmental Stewardship UnitStuart Wuttke, Assembly of First Nations (AFN)Health and the EnvironmentAlbert Marshall, Unama'ki Institute of Natural ResourcesState of Knowledge on Environmental Health Issues for First NationsTara Marsden, First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network (FNEHIN)Health Canada's Implementation of the Drinking Water Safety Program: Successes and ChallengesDominique Poulin, Health Canada's First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)

 

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Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project