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Comprehensive school health research: Evidence to action in PEI

Dr. Murnaghan, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of PEI, discusses how the SHAPES (School health action planning and evaluation system) framework is used to inform the design of chronic illness prevention initiatives in PEI schools. Her university-community research recommended policy and practice changes in schools, based on broader, local data.

Grounded in our communities: 3/10 promising practices in Capital Health

Dr. Watson-Creed, Medical Officer of Health, Capital & District Health Authority (Halifax), discusses how Nova Scotia public health’s renewal process resulted in a system-wide focus on health equity. Three promising practices were used: purposeful reporting, community engagement and intersectoral action.

Health equity 101: Videos for environmental health

This series of five short videos from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is designed to help public health inspectors (aka environmental health officers) provide basic information on how the social determinants of health and health equity apply to environmental public health practice.

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