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Heat Advice

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Our HeatAdvice project was about the advice provided to the public for protection against heat-related illness. The potential impact of elevated temperatures on mortality and morbidity are severe. Every year, hospitalizations and deaths in numbers well above average, occur during and just after days of extreme heat, particularly in vulnerable populations. HeatAdvice was developed by the NCCEH...

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Current Evidence on the Effectiveness of Interventions During Heat Episodes

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

This summary provides current evidence on the effect iveness of a variety of described heat interventions by highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each. The authors argue that in the absence of a formal evaluation of effectiveness, and given the limited evaluations of interventions so far accomplished, it is difficult to present a complete review on this topic. The authors also caution...

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How efficacious and how practical are personal health protection measures recommended to reduce morbidity and mortality during heat episodes?

Topics: Climate 

The potential impact of elevated temperatures on mortality and morbidity is severe. Every year, hospitalizations and deaths occur in numbers well above average during and just after days of extreme heat, particularly in vulnerable populations. Persons living in urban environments may be particularly at increased risk for mortality from ambient heat exposure (urban heat island effect). Other risk...

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What is the Evidence on Applicability and Effectiveness of Public Health Interventions in Reducing Morbidity and Mortality during Heat Episodes?

Topics: Climate 

Heat events are associated with a diverse range of adverse health effects including excess mortality as well as many symptoms falling under the broad umbrella of “heat-related illness”. Although these effects are most marked in vulnerable populations like the elderly, sociallyisolated, and homeless, everyone is at risk to varying degrees. This negative impact of heat on health continues to be a...

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Workshops Presentations

Heat-Related Mortality in BC: Surprising Numbers

Warmer Day Mortality in Yellowknife and Whitehorse: Are There Already Demonstrable Climate Change Impacts?

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health

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Preventing Heat-Related Deaths: What We Know, What We Can Do

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Health Canada - Heat Health Community Sharing Network Webinar

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Climate change adaptation in public health : Over 10 years of progress in Quebec

Topics: Climate 

The BCCDC/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. Speaker: Céline Campagna, Responsable scientifique adjointe, Institut national de santé publique du Québec Abstract: In 2007, the Quebec government released its Climate Change Action Plan (...

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Building a National Environmental Health Agenda

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 Workshop Report

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Hypothermia-related mortality in British Columbia: Who, how, and where?

UW/UBC/SFU/UVic Annual Occupational, Environmental and Public Health Conference 2014

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Talking about ticks: Communicating into a challenging and changing environment

One of three presentations delivered as a webinar in collaboration with the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID). The two other presentations from this event (titles below) and the full webinar recording are available upon request from NCCID: Lessons learned from previous outbreaks: West Nile virus Communicating climate change: A whole Earth perspective

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Fires, Floods, and Bugs: How Climate Change Impacts Drinking Water Source Quality

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 82nd Annual National Educational Conference.  Climate change is anticipated to have myriad potential impacts on human health, some of which may be difficult to predict. However, the effects of climate change on ground and surface water, and the concomitant risk to human health through disruptions to drinking water, have been the subject of...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Climate Changes Health: The Breath and Heart of It All

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Part of the Year of Climate Change and Health webinar series, this fourth installment will highlight the lung and heart health impacts of air pollution exposure in a changing climate. Brought to you by APHA, the American Lung Association, the Global Health Climate and Health Alliance, the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance, the Planetary Health Alliance and the Medical Society Consortium on...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) - Enjoy the sun safely: Protect your skin, protect your eyes: The updated recommended core content for sun safety

This presentation describes the updated recommended core content for sun safety messages in Canada. It will review the evidence and process used to achieve consensus on key facts and recommended protective action statements (e.g., shade, clothing, sunscreen and eye protection) for public education. It is based on a paper published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health (2016; vol 107, no 4-5...

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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications and Guidance

Topics: Climate General, Canada 

Join ecoAmerica, Climate for Health, Dr. Susan Clayton (Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology, College of Wooster) and Dr. Howard Kurtzman (acting executive director of the American Psychological Association's Science Directorate) for a free webinar highlighting the insights found in this report. Participants can expect to: Discover and better understand the links between physical impact,...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) et al. - The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2017: Global challenges. Local solutions.

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is hosted jointly by Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa). TOPHC is your opportunity to connect with health professionals from Ontario and beyond to share knowledge and develop skills related to public health. For three days in March we will explore this year’s...

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National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) - Communicating the Risk of Infectious Diseases in a Changing Climate

What are effective means available to public health practitioners in communicating risk of infectious diseases to the public? When a new outbreak emerges, how can public health convey facts and risks accurately to the public and to policy makers? How are risks interpreted by various audiences? These are examples of some of the questions that public health professionals may grapple with during a...

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