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Canadian Public Health Association

Séances simultanées 4

mercredi le 30 de mai 9 h à 10 h 30

Les séances seront présentées dans la langue de leur titre. 

ACHIEVING EQUITY BEYOND RHETORIC: LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND IN THE REGION OF THE AMERICAS

présenté par : Pan American Health Organization

In this session, the Pan American Health Organization will discuss approaches to reduce inequalities to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in Latin America and the Caribbean. The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda of Leaving no One Behind and the centrality of equity and health inequality monitoring capacity at country and sub-country levels to ensure accountability to this commitment will be examined.  

Presenters will discuss the connection of the sustainable development goal indicators with health inequality reduction; how this impacts efforts to promote social inclusion, as well as social and health equity; and, the information requirements.


BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES:  EDUCATION FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS IN THE OVERDOSE EMERGENCY

Participants in this workshop will be offered the opportunity to learn and discuss key education topics needed for preparing staff working in the overdose crisis. A brief overview of a large education project undertaken in Interior Health BC will be provided. Following this, two key activities will be facilitated with the group – Integrating Harm Reduction Principles into Health Settings and How Theories of Substance Use Influence our Treatment Directions.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to facilitate the two guided activities in their workplace. Participants will receive a take-away summary and complete facilitator manual for the Building on Best Practices program to apply in their day-to-day practice.  


THE CANADIAN URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH CONSORTIUM – SETTING THE STAGE FOR A NEW ERA OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

Les présentateurs et présentatrices des séances peuvent répondre aux questions en français ou en anglais.

The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) is a new initiative funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2016 - 2021). CANUE is gathering and developing measures of urban environmental factors such as air pollution, noise, greenness/blueness, walkability, and weather for every neighbourhood in Canada, and making these data freely available for research purposes. Understanding the complex interactions among these factors and how they impact health is key to producing effective, evidence-based strategies for planning healthy cities and towns, today and in the future. 

This symposium will highlight key features of CANUE and provide three concrete case studies showing how CANUE data can be used to inform public health policy. Participants will identify opportunities and barriers for incorporating CANUE data and associated study results into local public and population policy through a facilitated group session following the presentation of selected case studies. 


CONDUCTING QUALITY PEER REVIEWS OF QUANTITATIVE MANUSCRIPTS

Les présentateurs et présentatrices des séances peuvent répondre aux questions en français ou en anglais.

Reviewers play a critical role in ensuring published manuscripts are of high quality. In this workshop, organized and led by the Editor-in-Chief and a senior editor of the Canadian Journal of Public Health, participants will develop skills to conduct a quality peer review of a quantitative-type manuscript. 

Participants will engage in a facilitated exercise to conduct a review of a manuscript and will learn the do’s and don’ts of reviewing a manuscript.


DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PUBLIC HEALTH – WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

présenté par : Association canadienne de santé publique

Artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, genomics, nanotechnology … Scientific and technological developments over the past 20 years have affected how people work, communicate and interact.  Whether it’s the application of information technology to surveillance of disease or the influence of robotics on people’s work and livelihood, these advances will dramatically impact health and the work of public health.  The purpose of this session is to review the emerging disruptive technologies and their implications for public health.  A World Café will provide those in attendance an opportunity to express their views on the influence of disruptive technologies on public health.   The result of these discussions will influence the development of a CPHA discussion paper on this subject.


EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INDIGENOUS HEALTH: WHAT’S MEASURED MATTERS

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #19 calls for the creation of goals with indicators and regular reporting to close the gap in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Working with Indigenous health data offers unique opportunities and challenges. This symposium explores how to respectfully work with Indigenous health data. Different perspectives on the subject will be presented, including those of a First Nations Community Wellness Director, a regional health authority, an epidemiologist, and a provincial data custodian.

These panelists have different perspectives on Indigenous health data through their own individual experiences and their shared experience in Mamow Ahyamowen. Mamow Ahyamowen (meaning Everyone’s Voices) is an epidemiology partnership of nine First Nations health service organizations serving 74 First Nations from across Northern Ontario. Participants will learn about a model they can apply in their own work to respectfully support the data needs of Indigenous leaders who are striving to achieve health equity.


ANNULÉ - TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: THE ROLE OF LAW IN PUBLIC HEALTH PEDAGOGY


UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING INDICATORS FOR CHRONIC DISEASES 

Les présentateurs et présentatrices des séances peuvent répondre aux questions en français ou en anglais.

Comme cette séance a un composant interactif, les organisateurs demandent aux participants d'apporter un ordinateur portable pour utiliser l'application qui sera utilisée dans la session.

Participants will review basic concepts about chronic disease indicators and work with real data to illustrate strategies for interpreting indicators. We will begin with a presentation on current and emerging methods for calculating indicators, along with strategies for interpreting indicators. Then, participants will use the Population Health Record to complete two exercises, with a moderated group discussion following each exercise. 

The first exercise will focus on analyzing indicators within a region and understanding how different types of indicators (e.g., prevalence, incidence, mortality) can be used to set priorities. The second exercise will focus on analyzing indicators across regions and understanding the use of benchmarks and standardization in comparisons between regions. We will close with a brief review highlighting the learning objectives addressed. The skills and knowledge learned in this workshop will help participants to interpret chronic disease indicators appropriately and use them effectively for surveillance and planning within and across regions.


WORKING TOGETHER ON A SHARED AGENDA: THE NCCS AND THEIR PARTNERS DISCUSS THE ROLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN POPULATION MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION

présenté par : Centres de collaboration nationale en santé publique

Promoting mental health and wellbeing for all, preventing mental illness and addictions and intervening early is critical to achieving significant population-level impact for Canadians. The Canadian public health workforce’s role in promoting mental health at a population level is fundamental but insufficiently supported or clarified. Recently, a national forum was hosted by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in collaboration with four partners, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Participants in this session will learn about the forum, which brought together key stakeholders, including pan-Canadian public health practitioners, and will have the opportunity to discuss, support and clarify the role of public health in population mental health promotion, reflecting on their own practice and mechanisms to support involvement in population mental health. Participants will also hear the knowledge and expertise that was shared at the forum as highlights are presented from different partners’ perspectives.