New Healthy Built Environment Newsletter
- The NCCEH has created a new newsletter for those interested in receiving updates on topics related to the Healthy Built Environment. Sign up is simple: go to our automated email management page (don't be alarmed that the page doesn't recognize you), enter your email address, select "Healthy Built Environment Newsletter" from the list of newsletter options and then click "Submit". Your existing account will be updated with the new subsciption.
Radon Topic Page
In recognition of Radon Action Month, we have updated our radon topic page. The page aggregates resources related to the health effects of radon and it outlines strategies proven to be useful in mitigating high radon levels in the indoor environment. Relevant NCCEH resources are highlighted as well as other select resources from around the world. Of particular interest to our Canadian readers will be our links to some new initiatives occurring in local health units in Ontario. A rich set of peer reviewed articles is also provided for those looking to take a deeper dive into the scientific literature.
Healthy Community Design Baseline Project: Neighbourhood Design Survey and Physical Indicators
- This collaborative project incorporated the expertise of public health and municipal planning professionals in creating a set of tailored baseline measures of healthy community design features. This project involved the collection, analysis, and presentation of physical design data and residents’ perspectives regarding neighbourhood design, transportation networks, natural environments and food environments. Final reports were written for the 4 communities involved and a blog was created to explain the findings to the members of those communities.
Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) Casebook
Guidance on Human Health Risk Assessment for Environmental Impact Assessment in Alberta, Version 2
- Environmental assessment is a key element of Alberta's process for the review and approval of new major industrial projects. The process requires the preparation of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report, which includes information on the potential human health impacts of the proposed project. The primary objective of this document is to provide general guidance for the completion of a Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) as part of an EIA, with the overall goal of ensuring quality, consistency and completeness of risk assessments conducted in Alberta.
New Video: Finding Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency
- In an emergency or disaster, access to safe drinking water is essential to survival. Preparation is key! This short explainer video provides some tips on preparing for a water emergency, and principles for treating drinking water in an emergency.
Free Course on Climate Change and Health
- Climate change media coverage tends to be suffused with images of polar bears and smokestacks but very little coverage is dedicated to look at the many and the large health impacts of climate change. This free course provides evidence of the link between climate change and the health of populations.
Ready-to-Eat Meats: Assessing the Food Safety Risks