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Canadian Public Health Association

Virtual Expo

100 years of public health history

Click your way through this virtual EXPO. Click on the main captions for an overview of each section. The individual storyboards can be enlarged.

Enter: The Early Years
The EXPO begins in the early 1900s, when most Canadian communities were faced with staggering public health problems--unsafe water, overcrowded and slum housing, poverty, malnutrition, and unsafe food and milk. Contagious diseases were the leading cause of death back then and many women and children died during childbirth.

A Period of Rapid Change
Tour through a period of rapid change, when maternal health began to improve and progress was made against contagious diseases, thanks to the work of public health nurses and inspectors.

Canada's Public Safety Net
Learn about the creation of benefits and programs that would bring a significant measure of security to the lives of Canadians.

Health Promotion and the Determinants of Health
As you travel through these 100 years, you'll come face to face with some outstanding individuals, like Heather Crowe who demanded better laws to protect workers from second-hand smoke and Ron Draper, the driving force behind the First International Conference on Health Promotion.

12 Great Achievements
Finish the tour with a stroll along the avenue of Great Public Health Achievements.

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EntranceSection 1 The Early YearsA Period of Rapid ChangeCanadaHealth Promotion and the Determinants of Health12 Great AchievementsSection 1 - the Early Years - IntroductionSection 1 - the Early Years - Contagious DiseasesSection 1 - the Early Years - Women in Public HealthSection 1 - the Early Years - The Public Health NurseSection 1 - the Early Years - They Fought the Good FightSection 2 - a Period of Rapid Change - IntroductionSection 2 - a Period of Rapid Change - Improving Maternal HealthSection 2 - a Period of Rapid Change - Did You Know?Section 2 - a Period of Rapid Change - Public Health InspectorsSection 2 - a Period of Rapid Change - They Fought the Good FightSection 2 - a Period of Rapid Change - Who is Responsible for CanadaSection 2 - a Period of Rapid Change - Safer and Healthier FoodsSection 3 - CanadaSection 3 - CanadaSection 3 - CanadaSection 3 - CanadaSection 3 - CanadaSection 3 - CanadaSection 3 - CanadaSection 3 - CanadaSection 4 - Health Promotion and the Deteminants of Health - IntroductionSection 4 - Health Promotion and the Determinants of Health - There is No safe Level of Exposure to Tobacco Smoke!Section 4 - Health Promotion and the Deteminants of Health - The Fitness CrazeSection 4 - Health Promotion and the Deteminants of Health - Motor Vehicle SafetySection 4 - Health Promotion and the Deteminants of Health - Global Public HealthSection 4 - Health Promotion and the Deteminants of Health - They Fought The Good Fight