On behalf of the NCCDH, I extend a warm welcome to the new Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH), Steven Hoffman. Our organization looks forward to working with Steven and his new team to advance population and public health knowledge across Canada.
NCCDH recently attended Pathways to health equity: Levelling the playing field in Winnipeg, an event designed to engage researchers, trainees, practitioners, and decision makers with each other to explore how to translate research knowledge into practical actions to address health equity.
NCCDH was fortunate to be invited to Sparking Population Health Solutions, an international summit held in Ottawa that brought together researchers, influencers, and decision makers to discuss shifting the emphasis from studying the problem to creating solutions for population health.
Like most organizations, the end of the fiscal year is a busy time for the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH). There are projects to finish, budgets to balance, reports to write, the list goes on. With the 2015-2016 year now behind us, a great opportunity arises to discuss resources recently added to our library.
I (Raymond) have been a Public Health Inspector (PHI) for over 15 years and currently fulfill the role of Environmental Health Specialist with Toronto Public Health (TPH) within the Healthy Environments directorate.