- The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with one or more indigenous and/or non-indigenous British Columbia communities that are addressing air quality, environmental health issues and/or promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative initiatives. The scholarship is an award of $3,000. Applications for the 2020 scholarship are being accepted now through May 10, 2020.
New Fact Sheet: Economic development as a social determinant of First Nations, Inuit and Métis health
- This fact sheet explores the landscape for economic development in Indigenous communities, as well as the potential economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts of development processes on the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities. In Indigenous contexts, economic development strategies must consider both formal, wage-based, economic development processes and informal economic activities based on traditional subsistence economies, as both of these play important roles in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities. The fact sheet also examines barriers to and facilitators of economic development and provides some resources to guide economic development in Indigenous contexts.
Consultation: Withdrawal of Select Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality
Take care when munching on cannabis edibles
- Stay calm and take one bite at a time. Now that cannabis edibles are hitting retail shelves, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has a number of tips for people to avoid the unpleasant consequences that can come from accidental over-consumption.
Call for Abstracts: 86th Annual CIPHI Education Conference
- The Durham Region Health Department is now accepting abstracts for the 2020 CIPHI National Annual Educational Conference. The conference will be held in Ajax, Ontario from October 4 – 7, 2020. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2020. Presentation, poster, workshop or panel formats are available. Abstracts are welcome from public health partners and industry professionals. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparing and Conducting Work Meetings Within the Context of the Health Impact Assessment Process
- Created by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHP), this guide is designed for teams responsible for carrying out an Health Impact Assessment (HIA) but also for anyone who might participate in an HIA process.It contains information that will help determine 1) the tasks to be carried out in preparation for the meeting 2) the meeting's agenda 3) the support materials that might be required for the meeting 4) how much time to allocate for the meeting. It also provides practical advice to ensure the meetings run smoothly.
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.
Ready-to-Eat Meats: Assessing the Food Safety Risks