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February 2023

This blog provides the links to our recent DIY air cleaner evidence review and webinar, and shares some of the most frequently asked questions from audience members.

Do-it-yourself (DIY) air cleaners: Evidence on effectiveness and considerations for safe operation

Climate change impacts on Canada’s food supply cold chain

The food supply cold chain plays a key role in maintaining food safety and quality for perishable foods. This evidence review describes the effects of climate change on the food supply cold chain and discusses opportunities to improve the resiliency of food supply cold chains in the face of increasing ambient temperatures and more frequent and severe natural disasters.

Foodborne Illness Outbreaks: Roles and responsibilities

Environmental public health professionals play an essential role in foodborne outbreak investigations. This paper examines the roles and responsibilities of environmental public health professionals in various levels of foodborne outbreak response. It also introduces the use of a responsibility matrix (RACI chart) as a tool to identify and plan the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved in foodborne outbreak investigations.

Climate Change and Health: The IPCC Report and COP27

February 24, 2023 | 12 - 1 pm (PT)

Sherilee Harper, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Climate Change & Health,
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

In this webinar, the health findings from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on climate change impacts and adaptation will be presented, and then linked to the UN's Climate Change COP27 and COP28.

Research scan

February 2023 environmental health & COVID-19 scan

This monthly Research Scan highlights recent environmental health publications by topic and provides easy access to article abstracts and report summaries to support public health professionals, researchers, planners, students, and others working in public health.

Environments and Health Research Summit

CANUE in partnership with NCCEH present the following:

Livestream of Environments and Health Research Summit

The Environments and Health Research Summit will be held April 17-18 as the capstone knowledge translation event of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Environments and Health Signature Initiative (EHSI). Speakers will share insights in environments and health research (EHR) in Canada and will outline an agenda for the future that advances EHR to ensure generated knowledge addresses critical gaps on issues from local to planetary scales.

Participation is free. Register to receive information including a detailed agenda and livestream link.

Register here

Environments & Health Signature Initiative Webinars

As part of this landmark event, a series of webinars will be presented over the coming weeks to showcase the research findings from the 18 project teams funded by the CIHR EHSI. Two free webinars in the series are now open for registration.

Webinar - Urban Form and Health
February 27, 2023 | 3 - 4:30 pm (ET)

Webinar - Resource Development 
March 9, 2023 | 12 - 1:30 pm (ET)


World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2023 has extended their abstract submission deadline to Feb 21, 2023

You are invited to attend the World NCD Congress 2023 in Toronto from June 25 to 30. The Congress will advance the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and networks of researchers, students, clinicians, policy makers, health care managers, advocates and funders for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases (CVD, cancer, respiratory disease, mental health, neurodegenerative conditions, diabetes, kidney disease, nutritional and metabolic conditions, etc.) and their determinants (the environment, income, health care access, tobacco use, physical activity, diets, genetics, social connections, etc.). The Congress theme of Sustainable and Equitable Health for all features internationally renown plenary speakers, concurrent sessions, and symposia. One of the six sub-themes focuses on the impact of and preparing for climate change and environmental degradation on NCDs.

Abstracts submission has been extended to Feb 21, 2023.
Conference details, including how to register and submit abstracts can be found here

The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) Knowledge Translation (KT) Graduate Students Awards recognize the work of graduate students for KT in public health in Canada

Three prizes of $1500 will be awarded during the Canadian Public Health Association annual Public Health conference. Awardees are expected to use the funding to support their registration and virtual attendance at Public Health 2023 (June 20-22, 2023).

Award winners will present their knowledge translation research projects to an audience of public health networks in Canada, during the conference or via webinar (date and format to be confirmed). The deadline for applications is April 7th, 2023.

For more information or to apply for the NCCPH KT awards, click here.

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