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Webinar: Health and proximity to local resources

This webinar recording is available in both English and French

How the proximity to community resources impacts health 

This webinar discusses the relationship between population health and proximity to resources (parks, supermarkets, community centres, etc.) that impact our daily life. Drawing on solid scientific knowledge, speakers explain the correlation between the physical and mental health status of urban populations and housing conditions, food environment, community life and sustainable mobility.


Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH Louise Potvin, Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal;
Director, Institut de recherche en santé publique
Ginette Boyer, Coordinator, Canada Research Chair in Community Approaches and Health Inequalities

Related resources

Quelles ressources constituent un environnement favorable à la santé?
Four English-language fact sheets (also available in French):

Local resources and health: 
Overview of knowledge
synthesis — Community life
Local resources and health:
Overview of knowledge
synthesis — Food environment
Local resources and health:
Overview of knowledge
synthesis — Housing
Local resources and health:
Overview of knowledge
synthesis — Sustainable mobility


Click here to access the English webinar recording.
Click here to access the French webinar recording.

  • Presenters:
  • Louise Potvin, Ginette Boyer, 
  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, MHSc

    Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.

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