The CanDR2 Network: Improving Disaster Health Outcomes and Resilience through Data and Research

Canadian communities have been deeply impacted by public health emergencies in recent years. This blog discusses efforts by the NCCEH and its provincial and federal partners to better integrate scientific assets and disaster research into our public health responses through the formation of the CanDR2 Network.

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Webinar: Lessons Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

In this webinar, Dr. Richard Kwok (NIEHS) will speak on his work on the National Institutes of Health Disaster Research Response (DR2) Program, using examples from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to address the challenges and benefits of conducting research in a disaster context.

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Psychosocial impacts: resources for mitigation, response and recovery

This new topic page aggregates resources on community approaches to building resilience in the face of disasters. It also presents tools and guidance to screen communities for psychosocial impacts and address their immediate and long-term impacts. Examples of Canadian disaster research is provided.

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New 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.

Climate Atlas Video Series

  • The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians. It is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action that will let Canadians move from risk to resilience. As part of their work, they have created an online video series to address a number of the issues surrounding climate change.

Free Course on Climate Change and Health

  • Climate change media coverage tends to be suffused with images of polar bears and smokestacks but very little coverage is dedicated to look at the many and the large health impacts of climate change. This free course provides evidence of the link between climate change and the health of populations.

Healthy Built Environment Funding Opportunities from CIHR

Free online course: Health Impact Assessment, step by step

  • Discover the new NCCHPP free online course on Health Impact Assessment (HIA)! HIA is a structured and innovative approach to inform decision makers about the potential impacts of a project, program or policy on the health and well-being of populations. This 5-hour course is available free of charge in English and French and can be accessed at any time upon registration. It consists of 9 online modules including videos with experts, different learning activities, as well as various tools to perform HIAs. 

Healthy Built Environment 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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