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February 2024

The importance of collaborative foodborne illness outbreak investigations

This blog highlights the importance of adopting collaborative approaches in foodborne illness outbreak investigations, how whole genome sequencing can enhance outbreak investigations, and the role of environmental public health professionals in outbreak response.

Environmental health surveys are now complete

Thank you to everyone who completed the NCCEH surveys. The winners of the gift cards will be contacted on February 22, 2024. If you have any additional comments regarding Food Safety Community of Practice, One Health, and/or Emergency Preparedness and Response, please email us at

Upcoming Webinar

Predicting the environmental drivers of recreational water quality in Canada
Predicting the environmental drivers of recreational water quality in Canada

February 29, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00pm Pacific Time

Johanna Sanchez, MIPH, PhD and Binyam Desta, MIPH, PhD
School of Occupational and Public Health, Toronto Metropolitan University

Register free

Research Scan

February 2024 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.


Invitation to shape the vision for public health surveillance in Canada
by 2030: Online consultation questionnaire

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Data, Surveillance and Foresight Branch (DSFB) recently launched Vision 2030, an initiative to develop a vision for public health surveillance in Canada by 2030. The vision will be informed by broad input from diverse perspectives across Canada, including domestic and international public health practitioners, surveillance experts, academics, First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and the public.

Your input is valuable to the future of public health surveillance in Canada, and we are pleased to invite you to provide your input via our online consultation questionnaire.

The questionnaire will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete and will be closed for input on March 1, 2024, 11:59PM (ET). A final report of the vision is anticipated for public release in 2024.

Public Health 2024 Conference - Preliminary program now available

23-25 April, 2024
Halifax Convention Centre | Halifax, Nova Scotia

CPHA is pleased to announce the launch of the Public Health 2024 Preliminary Program that includes:

  • 3 plenary sessions;
  • Over 30 symposia and workshops;
  • 80 oral presentations; and
  • 150 posters

Early-bird registration deadline: March 14, 2024

Webinar Recording

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