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: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
Presentations:Overview of HBE and impacts on public healthLarry Frank, University of British ColumbiaHealthy Canada by Design: Case StudiesAlice Miro, CLASP NationalHelena Swinkels, Fraser Health AuthorityClaire Gram, Vancouver Coastal HealthJani Urquhart, Vancouver Island Health AuthorityHealthy Built Environment in the NetherlandsErna van Balen, NCCEHNCCEH Healthy Built Environment ToolsMona Shum, NCCEH
Presentations:IntroductionKaren Rideout and Prabjit Barn, NCCEHPublic Health and the Body Modification IndustryElwood, Elwood's Body ModificationPublic Health Inspectors and Personal Services Settings - Regulatory and Knowledge GapsChristian Lapensee, Ottawa Public Health
Public health interventions related to risks associated with exposure to local air pollution sources: control measures and health protection and public education approaches
Presentations:Inuit Environment and Health: One Issue under Climate ChangeOnalee Randell, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)Prescription for a Healthy Canada: Towards a National Environmental Health Strategy David Boyd, Trudeau Scholar at the University of British Columbia (UBC)Environmental Sustainability and Impacts on Health: Building an AgendaRay Copes, NCCEH