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