New video: "Radon: Public Health and Cancer Prevention"

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.

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Experiences with BC First Nations community-based radon testing

Co-written by Casey Neathway (FNHA), Anne-Marie Nicol (NCCEH), and Lydia Ma (NCCEH), this article in Environmental Health Review describes a multi-year home radon testing program in First Nations communities in British Columbia. The paper outlines key elements, such as developing local champions and clearly identifying funding issues that led to a very high rate of homes being tested and mitigated.

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The 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge for Canada

This blog post discusses the upcoming Take Action on Radon program: The 100 Radon Test Kit Challenge. While public health professionals often have challenges addressing radon as a health exposure, this program offers an opportunity for local champions to organize free testing in their communities. More radon testing results can both facilitate public awareness about possible risks in their homes and help get radon on the health protection agenda.

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NOW LIVE! 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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Call for Applications

  • Are you a masters or PhD student? Does your research involve knowledge translation and public health? Apply for the 2019 NCCPH Knowledge Translation Graduate Student Awards! Up to three awards will be handed out at Public Health 2019, the annual conference of the Canadian Public Health Association. Winners’ travel, accomodation and registration fees will be covered up to a maximum of $1,500. Visit the NCCPH website for more information and to download the application form. Deadline for applications : December 21st, 2018!

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