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November 2022

Radon Action Month

Climate change and opportunistic pathogens (OPs) in the built environment

Energy efficiency renovations are key for addressing climate change. Care needs to be taken to ensure these efforts do not increase indoor air quality contaminants such as radon.

Additional NCCEH Resources

Post-disaster emergency response: Supporting people who use substances

People who use substances have unique considerations in the aftermath of a natural disaster. This blog provides information about substance use to support environmental public health professionals in an emergency response scenario.

Impacts of Canada’s changing climate on West Nile Virus vectors

This review summarizes the current and projected distributions of four West Nile Virus vectors under a changing climate, and highlights the ways in which heatwaves, droughts, and heavy rainfall may impact WNV outbreaks in the future.

Post-flooding community-level psychosocial impacts and priorities in Canada: A preliminary report

This preliminary report draws on the literature, practice-based sources and engagement with a pan-Canadian practice advisory committee to reveal some of the experiences, challenges, and priorities for action regarding the psychosocial impacts of floods and community recovery.

Monkeypox in personal service establishments: Low risk, but know the signs [Updated]

Alongside several other countries, Canada has reported an outbreak of human to human transmission of monkeypox virus (MPVX). This updated document provides an overview of monkeypox and outlines key information for public health inspectors to prevent transmission in personal service establishments and other public settings where there is higher potential for transmission.

Research scan

November 2022 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.

Upcoming Webinars

Housing as a determinant of health equity

November 30, 2022 | 12 - 1pm Pacific Time (PT)

Dr. Diana Hernández and Carolyn Swope
Columbia University

Air quality sensor lending libraries: Bringing home public health

December 7, 2022 | 12 - 1pm Pacific Time (PT)

Walter Zicha
North Vancouver City Library

Anne-Marie Nicol & Angela Eykelbosh


CPHO report: Mobilizing Public Health Action on Climate Change in Canada

This year’s report makes it clear that climate action is public health action.

The report describes the multiple and far-reaching effects of climate change on our physical and mental health and outlines the critical actions public health systems can take to help prevent and reduce the health impacts of a changing climate.

Register to receive a link to the Northern Canada chapter livestream

By providing your email address, you will receive a link to view the livestreamed presentation of the Northern Canada chapter of the Regional Perspectives Report, taking place at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting on Wednesday December 7th at 1:30 pm EST

Public Health 2023: Call for submissions is now open

The Steering Committee for Public Health 2023 is accepting submissions for virtual presentation June 20 – 22, 2023. Submission formats include oral research abstracts, 60-minute interactive sessions, and a new ‘Present, Discuss, Connect’ format that will feature public health policies and programs. Our goal is to present an integrated scientific program that encourages participants and presenters to learn from each other.

Submission deadline: Thursday 12 January


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