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Canadian Public Health Association

Concurrent Sessions 2

Tuesday 29 May 14:00 - 15:30

FOSTERING PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS: ASSESSING NEEDS AND INFORMING SOLUTIONS THAT SUPPORT TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Session presenters can respond to questions in either English or French.

During this symposium, panelists will engage participants in a discussion of: 

  • The state of public health (PH) ethics education in Canadian university PH schools and programs; 
  • The PH ethics resources used by today’s practitioners in Canada, and what resources or training might be needed; and 
  • The essential PH ethics skills for PH professionals and how to foster those. 

After presenting empirical results drawn from two 2017 pan-Canadian surveys, panelists will lead a collective discussion of the survey findings and on the most promising solutions to support ethical decision-making in PH. The goal is to assess and identify how we can collectively support the continuing education of current professionals and the teaching of PH ethics to future researchers and PH professionals.


HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: ON THE FRONT LINES OF ACTION FOR A HEALTHY CLIMATE

Session presenters can respond to questions in either English or French.

In late 2017, the Canadian Public Health Association partnered with the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change (which is publishing yearly international data-driven reports between now and 2030 on a range of climate-health indicators) to produce the Lancet Countdown Policy Brief: Canada in 2017, which outlines 7 clear recommendations for action for a healthy climate in the Canadian context. Action led by health professionals is underway to see these recommendations realized.  

This workshop will go over the report’s recommendations, then outline successful initiatives by health professionals around coal phase-out, the expansion of Montreal’s cycling network, and work to study and minimize the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing in British Columbia.  Key evidence, strategies, and partnerships in these efforts will be described. Participants will then have the opportunity to choose two of the four topic areas to discuss in small groups and consider how to apply lessons learned in their home contexts.


ORAL PRESENTATIONS 7

  • Non-linear association between objective physical activity and mental health in a population-based study of Canadian adults – Paquito Bernard
  • Is older adults’ physical activity during transport compensated during other activities? A comparison between 3 countries using GPS and accelerometer data – Ruben Brondeel
  • Income-related inequalities in falls injury hospitalizations in Canada: The case of seniors living with dementia – Alexey Dudevich
  • Impact of a mobility-focused knowledge translation intervention on physical activity levels of older adults: The Move4Age study – Rawan Farran
  • The epidemiology of sensory and cognitive aging: Social and lifestyle risk factors – Anni Hamalainen

ORAL PRESENTATIONS 8

  • Hijacked and leveraged: A case study of alcohol industry sponsorship – Jonnie-Lyn Baron
  • Estimating the harms and the economic burden of substance use in Canada (2006-2015) – Matthew Young
  • Cannabis Legalization: Industry and Regulatory Failure in the Protection of Public Health – Mike DeVillaer
  • Sex, gender and harm reduction responses to cannabis, tobacco and opioids – Lorraine Greaves
  • Proposed guidelines for metrics to evaluate the potential harms and benefits of cannabis regulation in Canada – Stephanie Lake

ORAL PRESENTATIONS 9

  • No Strings Attached: The Impact of an Unconditional Prenatal Income Supplement on First Nations Birth and Early Childhood Outcomes – Marni Brownell
  • Principles for Indigenous Approaches to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention: Enacting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 33 –    Nancy Poole
  • Do Home Visiting Programs Improve the Well-Being of First Nations Children and Parents? – Mariette Chartier
  • Exploring children’s welfare — The case of families from Indigenous off-reserve, African Nova Scotian, and immigrant and refugee backgrounds – Sara Torres
  • To have a C-section or not? Understanding planned C-section experiences of migrant and Canadian-born women in Edmonton, Alberta – Priatharsini Sivanant

ORAL PRESENTATIONs 10    

  • Mapping Health Equity Discourses in Canadian Public Policy – Elizabeth McGibbon
  • Is ‘Health Equity’ Bad for the Public’s Health? A Qualitative Study of Public Health Policymakers’ Perspectives – Maxwell Smith
  • Improving timely care and access for Trans* and Gender Diverse Populations in Primary Health Care in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – Jacquie Gahagan
  • Health Policy by the Homeless: Empowering the Marginalized to Become Policymakers through Research and Theatre – Rahat Hossain
  • Sharing health information with community organizations to promote healthy living for all – Mustafa Hirji

ORAL PRESENTATIONs 11

  • Understanding gentrification in resident-led urban health interventions – Kayonne Christy
  • Building health through planning data: The Healthy Development Monitoring Project  – Maria Mukhtar
  • Co-creating smart healthy cities using the living labs approach of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Technology – Chandana Unnithan
  • INTERACT: A comprehensive urban intervention research framework for healthy and sustainable cities – Yan Kestens
  • Recruiting participants for a cohort study on the health impacts of an urban form intervention: Lessons learned – Karen Laberee

ORAL PRESENTATIONS 12    

  • Making a case for cardiorespiratory fitness surveillance among children and youth – Justin Lang
  • Precipitation, demographics and built environment features are associated with sedentary behaviour in 9- to 14-year-old children — The longitudinal study on Seasonality and Saskatoon Kids  – Larisa Lotoski
  • Examining weight loss method engagement among young adults in Canada – Amanda Raffoul
  • Adverse effects of caffeinated energy drinks among youth and young adults in Canada  – Jessica Reid
  • Understanding children’s perceived barriers to physical activity in varying environments – Leah Taylor

ORAL PRESENTATIONS 13

  • Opportunity costs: Underemployment, a determinant of mental health inequities between immigrant and Canadian-born labour force participants – Farah Mawani
  • Working Well Together:  A workplace health promotion initiative – Vamini Selvanandan
  • Primary health care providers’ perspectives on delivering care to newly arrived Syrian refugee women – Ielaf Khalil
  • The experiences of newcomer Syrian refugees and service providers with a new Refugee Preventive Health Clinic model – Sharon Yanicki