In this blog post, Knowledge Translation Specialist Dianne Oickle identifies new and past NCCDH resources that address how to incorporate the lived experiences of equity-seeking populations into public health work.
This blog post highlights an interdivisional resiliency project presented by Public Health Nurse Linh Nguyen (Toronto Public Health, pictured above) at the 2019 Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Conference in Saint John, New Brunswick. Contributors to this post also include Patricia Stevens, health promotion specialist, and Nicolette Slovitt, child health and development manager at Toronto Public Health.
Looking back at the last 10 years I have worked in the field of environmental health, the most memorable and rewarding career moments all involved connecting with the public, educating others and effecting change. These are the moments that inspire me and motivate me to continue my career in public health.
Public health agencies that have woven the concepts of the social determinants of health and health equity into the documents that guide agency actions have taken a step to committed action on these issues. Two rural health authorities in Manitoba have very recently done just that, and provide examples of how to recognize these issues as part of a community health assessment.
The NCCDH was very pleased to be invited to participate in the Prenatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) forum on November 20-21, 2014 in Ottawa, ON. The forum was a two day event that brought together researchers, practitioners, and organizations interested in the impact of exposure to environmental health contaminants on pregnant women and their babies.