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April 2022

Environmental noise is a growing concern in Canada. This blog explores the impact of changing trends on environmental noise exposure and discusses how environmental health practitioners can contribute to proactive noise management planning in their community.

Marine shellfish poisoning

Marine shellfish poisoning may become more common as blooms of biotoxin-producing phytoplankton increase due to climate change. This topic page provides key resources on the types of shellfish poisoning that can occur, how to identify safe harvesting sites, and emerging areas of research.

Environmental Noise

This topic page includes information about the health effects of environmental noise exposure as well as links to resources that provide guidance on conducting noise exposure assessments and reducing noise exposure.

COVID-19 Resources

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we continue to update our EH resources in our COVID-19 topic page. You will find a complete listing of NCCEH's COVID-19 products as well as curated external resources organized by topical headings.

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April 2022 environmental health & COVID-19 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.

Irreversible Extreme Heat: Protecting Canadians and Communities from a Lethal Future

April 27, 2022 @ 12 1pm (PST)

Joanna Eyquem, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

Transportation Planning for Equity and Healthy Communities

May 5, 2022 @ 11am 12pm (PST)

Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute

CPHW Webinar - A Vision to Transform Canada's Public Health System

April 25, 2022 @ 2 – 3pm EST

Speaker: Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic represents the biggest public health crisis that our country has confronted in a century. While our public health system and workforce extended itself to respond to COVID-19, public health was challenged in their capacity to address other important and public health issues. The pandemic has highlighted the strengths of our system but it has also exposed vulnerabilities. During this webinar, Dr. Theresa Tam will discuss how we can join forces across communities and sectors to build the public health system that meets the needs of all people in Canada.

Two NCCEH presentations at CHNC2022: Community Health Nurses conference

The CHNC 2022 conference brings together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education. It is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions. NCCEH is featured in the following: 

NCCPH symposium at IUHPE Conference

The National Collaborating Centre for Public Health will be presenting a symposium at the IUHPE Conference Monday, May 16, 2022 (11:30-12:30 EST) titled, Making a Difference: Contribution of the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health program (NCCPH) during the COVID-19 response and recoveryRegistration is now open.

CIPHI National 2022 Conference: Hybrid format

The Durham Region Health Department has resumed planning for the 2022 CIPHI National Annual Educational Conference! After facing many challenges in the last 2 years, get ready to learn, collaborate, network, and have fun! We are excited to host the first hybrid conference. You can now experience the conference virtually or in-person. Our in-person conference will be held at the Ajax Convention Centre, Ajax Ontario on September 11–14, 2022. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Registration opens April 19th.

Please note that not all information is available in both official languages as the source of the information may not be subject to the Official Languages Act.

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