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October 2023

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

Can we reduce inevitable exposures to chemicals of concern?

October 24, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT

Miriam Diamond, PhD
University of Toronto

New chapters in the BCCDC Fermented Foods Safety Guidance

Three new chapters on plant-based cheese, kombucha & jun, and koji have been added to the BCCDC Fermented Foods Safety Guidance website. These documents discuss specific food safety risks for common types of fermented foods and provides guidance to mitigate these risks. Eight more chapters are currently being developed.

Research scan

October 2023 environmental health research 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.


The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada report on the state of public health in Canada 2023

October 30, 2023 | 12:00 - 13:00 (ET)

The increasing frequency and severity of emergencies in Canada has prompted discussion across sectors on how best to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. The 2023 CPHO Annual Report, Creating the Conditions for Resilient Communities: A Public Health Approach to Emergencies, highlights the public health role in all phases of the emergency management continuum, given its focus on addressing inequities and supporting the conditions for good health and well-being. Health promotion approaches, founded on intersectoral action on the social determinants of health and strengthening collective action at the community level, can guide the public health response. This virtual discussion will illustrate tangible actions that have brought health promotion into emergency management in Canada with the goal of promoting future collaborative action.

Register for the webinar

Second Annual Healthy Cities Conference - November 1-3, 2023

The CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC funded SMART Training Platform team is pleased to invite you to the second annual Healthy Cities Conference hosted virtually on November 1-3, 2023.

Entitled “Imagining Healthy and Smart Cities of the Future – Building Towards Systemic and High Dimensional Change, a New Framework”, the conference will focus on today’s challenges and potential solutions for healthy cities.

Conference session topics and posters will span many areas related to healthy cities, including implementation science, convergence-by-design, food and health, Indigenous issues and equity, aging and chronic disease, transportation and housing, and training and policy.

Take the 2023 Canada in a Changing Climate Survey

Natural Resources Canada has launched a new survey on Canada in a Changing Climate, the National Knowledge Assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation in Canada.

The survey will gather feedback on how you use information on climate change impacts and adaptation and what topics and formats you find most useful.

Complete the survey

Public Health 2024 Call for Reviewers and Abstracts

Call for Reviewers
CPHA is seeking volunteers to participate as abstract reviewers for Public Health 2024. The timeframe for review is November 9 - 30, 2023.

To assist with the review process, you will be prompted to indicate your area(s) of expertise and preferred language of review.

You can volunteer to review oral and poster abstracts and will be assigned no more than 15 abstracts. If you choose to review symposium and workshop submissions, a maximum of eight (8) submissions will be assigned to you for review. Register as a reviewer by November 2, 2023.

Call for Abstracts
CPHA also invites you to explore how to submit an abstract. The call for submissions closes on November 2, 2023.

Webinar Recording

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