HealthyPlan.City releases new interactive urban heat tool
HealthyPlan.City has released a new tool that maps the distribution of urban heat islands and tree canopy cover in Canadian cities across a variety of populations.
The tool, developed by leading Canadian environmental health researchers and epidemiologists, uses environmental exposure data and Canadian Census data to identify areas of equity priority in over 150 Canadian cities. The current version of the tool draws attention to neighbourhoods with both a greater proportion of vulnerable populations and higher land surface temperatures and fewer trees and green spaces that help cool temperatures. The result is a map highlighting neighbourhoods with greater proportions of vulnerable populations and less beneficial environments.
CIPHI Alberta Fall Workshop registration now open!
The CIPHI Alberta Fall Workshop will be held on October 23 - 25 in Edmonton AB.
The Federal Zone of CIPHI Alberta Branch is pleased to host the Fall Educational Workshop 2022. The Federal Zone is represented by members from Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations & Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada - Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, and Concordia University of Edmonton.
Along with professional development and technical content for working Environmental Public Health Officers/Public Health Inspectors, wellness and Indigenous cultural components will be incorporated.
Leveraging geographic information systems (GIS) for environmental public health practice
Geographic information systems (GIS) have enabled innovative solutions to long-standing challenges in Environmental Public Health research and practice. This article, written by NCCEH staff, highlights the novel ways in which GIS is being used in the field and provides an introduction to GIS for public health inspectors, environmental health officers, and managers looking to incorporate this tool into their own work.