Built Environment


Recognizing the health impacts of the natural and human-made surroundings in which we live, work, and play.

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Healthy Built Environment

BackgroundAspects of the built environment, including man-made and natural features, impact human health directly and indirectly through air quality, traffic injuries, and toxic substances. These…
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Healthy Built Environment Forum Webinar - Place Standard – how good is our place?

We know that every development creates a place but what is seldom asked is whether or not that development has a positive, neutral or negative impact on the social, physical and cultural well-being…
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Healthy Housing Environments: Public Health, Cooperative and Co-housing 101

Social isolation is an increasingly important issue in Canada which has been associated with negative health outcomes such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline among those with dementia. …
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Healthy Housing: Exploring the Interface between Public Health and Municipal Property Standards

Healthy Places: How Does Public Policy Make Them Happen?

The NCCEH Healthy Built Environment Online Forum Webinar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange through presentations and discussions on a variety of built environment…
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How can Health Authorities add value to the Housing Needs Reports process?

Housing Needs Reports are now mandatory for all local governments in British Columbia. These reports include recommendations for future housing development, meaning they have the potential to impact…
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How can public health shape inequitable social environments to promote positive mental health?

Join your fellow community members from November 18-22 in talking about positive mental health from a health equity perspective. Log into NCCDH Health Equity Clicks community to participateThe…
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How to put participatory urban planning into practice?

Are you interested in working collaboratively to design healthy, active, and equitable communities? Do you want to expand your professional practice, push the conventions of citizen engagement, and…
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Impact of Prolonged Shutdown on Buildings from a Water Quality Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a new set of challenges to our society. To help slow down the spread of COVID-19, businesses, schools, universities, and other facilities were shut down or are sparsely…
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Incorporating Health in Urban Planning: Quebec City Case Study

For over 50 years the importance of protecting health has been recognized in many areas of public policy. Concepts and approaches for actually including heath considerations in assessment processes,…
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Indigenous Food Safety and Security: Community Adaptations in the Wake of Climate Pressures

Indigenous people have long relied on traditional foods, as they are nutritionally, culturally, and economically important to individuals and communities, and are an important aspect of food…
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Indigenous Food Safety and Security: Community Adaptations in the Wake of Climate Pressures

As ecosystems try to adapt to climate volatility, so are Indigenous communities striving to become more food self-sufficient — both in reaction to and in anticipation of further climate pressures.…
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Indoor environmental quality of sustainable building designs and occupant health

The NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online…
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Integrating Indigenous Community Planning into a Healthy Built Environment

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2016In collaboration with NCCAH, this session included four presentations, each addressing different aspects of a holistic approach towards…
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Intersection between the Built and Social Environments and Older Adults’ Mobility

Inevitably, an aging population will demand significant health and economic costs at personal and societal levels. Emerging evidence highlights that built and social environments both play a role in…
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Intervention Strategies to Reduce Residential Pesticide Exposures

American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo '09
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Introduction to Healthy Built Environment

AgendaPresentations:Overview of HBE and impacts on public healthLarry Frank, University of British ColumbiaHealthy Canada by Design: Case StudiesAlice Miro, CLASP NationalHelena Swinkels, Fraser…
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Inuit and Metis radon research across the country

Radon, an odorless, colourless, radioactive gas, is an established carcinogen and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Radon poses a health risk for indoor environments, particularly in…
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Legionella

Legionella is an opportunistic premise plumbing pathogen (OPPP) that can cause illnesses including Pontiac fever and Legionnaires’ disease, a severe pneumonia named after an outbreak that resulted in…
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