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Webinar: Housing, health equity and opportunities for public health

This webinar will look at the direct effect of housing conditions on health, how exposures to risk conditions impact vulnerabilities and consequences experienced by populations, and why this is an important public health concern.  Guest speakers will highlight intersectoral research initiatives that consider the impact of housing conditions on health, and describe various roles that public health can play to address these issues. Public health involvement in community engaged health promotion and regulatory jurisdiction to address housing will both be explored. 

With our special guests we will explore:

• Housing as an upstream social determinant of health and how it intersects with other determinants to impact health equity
• Research to address housing related environmental health risks
• Practice-based examples to illustrate how public health can be involved in housing related issues
• Cross-sectoral collaboration as an opportunity to address housing related risks to health

Advisors on tap:

Erica Phipps
Executive Director
Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and the Environment (CPCHE)

Vittoria Vecchiarelli
Senior Public Health Inspector
Health Hazard Prevention and Management, Regional Municipality of York

Rebecca Johnson
Environmental Health Officer
Vulnerable Populations Coordinator, Alberta Health Services


Dianne Oickle
Knowledge Translation Specialist,
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)

Karen Fish
Knowledge Translation Specialist,
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)

Who should attend?
This webinar will be of interest to regional and local health authorities, provincial/territorial/national organizations, researchers, policy makers, government departments, public health practitioners at all levels, and intersectoral partners working to address the determinants of health and health equity in Canada.

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Recommended reading:

Let’s Talk:  Moving Upstream

Housing Need in Canada:  Healthy Lives Start at Home

Pathways to improving well-being for Indigenous peoples: How living conditions decide health


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