Webinar: Supporting health equity through healthy built environments

On January 30 we will host a webinar on health equity and the built environment and how community planning and design can incorporate factors to address health inequities. Several resources will be highlighted and the presentation discussion will include examples to illustrate how health equity has been supported by public health efforts to create healthier built environments.

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Toolkit: Equity in EPH Workshop toolkit

The BC Centre for Disease Control recently released the Equity in Environmental Public Health Workshop Toolkit, which includes a Facilitator's Guide, presentation and workshop materials, and evaluation tools. Three ready-made sessions focus on (1) Introduction to health equity, (2) Health equity knowledge to action, and (3) Organizational capacity for health equity action . The Workshop Toolkit also provides guidance and customizable materials to create training sessions to meet your organization’s specific objectives.

Video Series: Equity in Environmental Public Health

The BC Centre for Disease Control has created a series of five short animated videos about health equity for environmental public health (EPH) professionals. We have summarized videos 1-3 in an article titled Equity 101 – Health Equity Videos for Environmental Public Health Professionals. A second article guides managers and decision makers on how they can incorporate health equity into their programs and policies. A third post focuses on where individual practitioners can be informed on how they can take action to support health equity in their work.



New Radon Video

  • In Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, but the deaths associated with radon exposure are preventable. This video illustrates why radon is a problem, how people are exposed, and what public health professionals can do to reduce radon exposure and help prevent cancer.

NCCEH Healthy Built Environment Online Discussion Forum

  • The NCCEH and BCCDC have collaborated to pilot a pan-Canadian online HBE discussion forum for professionals, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The forum is free to join and anyone with an interest in built environment-related issues is encouraged to participate. Visitors can read posts without signing in but those wishing to post to the forum will need to create an account. Visit the "Welcome to the Forum" section to get started!

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