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Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

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Introduction to Environmental Assessments and Role for Public Health

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Introduction to Environmental Assessments and Role for Public Health

Public Health and Environmental Assessments 101

The Environmental Assessment process is an opportunity for Public Health to influence infrastructure projects for positive health outcomes. However, in a survey conducted by the OPHA Built Environment Workgroup in 2017, many health units in Ontario identified low levels of knowledge about how the EA process works and how to effectively contribute, while also expressing interest in increasing their involvement.

This 4-part webinar series is intended to provide public health professionals with an introduction to the function of EAs, how the process works, why public health should contribute, and how to provide effective input. The content will speak to both Class and Individual EAs and will provide case studies that illustrate successful public health participation in the EA process. Time for questions and answers will be included in each webinar.

Webinar #1 – Introduction to Environmental Assessments and Role for Public Health

October 24, 2018, 12 – 1 pm
  • Build awareness and understanding of why public health should be participating in the EA process and what we can contribute
  • Provide orientation to EAs and EA process (both Individual and Class)
Presenters: 
Lorenzo Mele, Advisor – Healthy Design, Peel Region Health Services
Greg Jenish, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

Webinar #2 – Building Effective Public Health Participation in Environmental Assessments

November 27 or 28, 2018, 12 – 1 pm
  • Identify steps for public health to engage in the EA process
  • Build understanding of how to effectively frame/position public health input
  • Introduce Health Impact Assessments as a framework for public health input

Webinar #3 – Case Studies – Transportation

Date TBC – early 2019
Examples of Public Health contributions to transportation-related EAs

Webinar #4 – Case Studies – Other

Date TBC – early 2019
Examples of Public Health contributions to EAs on projects of public health interest such as waste management, sewage, wind turbines etc.
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