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Health Impacts of Environmental Toxic Exposures: Building Capacity for Education and Advocacy

February 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

This webinar is aimed at healthcare and service providers working with pregnant people, those planning a pregnancy, and families with infants. Exposure to environmental toxicants can have an impact on an individual’s health and development, and is of particular concern during preconception, pregnancy, and early childhood.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify practical measures to improve communication with patients/clients about environmental toxic exposures;
  • Access authoritative sources of information, training, tools, and patient resources; and
  • Identify ways to advocate for toxic exposure prevention and health equity at the practice, community, and policy levels.

Details

Date:
February 8, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Event Type:
Register

Organizer

Temi Haastrup
Phone:
306-651-4324
Email:
thaastrup@skprevention.ca

Presenters

Eric Crighton, PhD
About:

Eric Crighton is a Full Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa; Co-Director of the Environment, Community and Health (ECoH) Lab; and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). He is a Health Geographer whose research is focused on understanding relationships between social, economic, and physical environments, and human health. He has published widely on themes including environmental and socioeconomic determinants of health, environmental disasters and psychosocial health, environmental risk perceptions and protective behaviour, and environmental health education. Dr. Crighton is also the lead investigator for the CIHR funded Prenatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) Collaboration.

Erica Phipps, PhD
About:

Erica Phipps is the Executive Director of the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), a national collaboration of organizations that work together to advance children’s environmental health protection, and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Prenatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) Collaboration at the University of Ottawa. Erica has worked on environmental health issues for more than 25 years, with much of her work focused on promoting intersectoral and multi-disciplinary approaches to knowledge mobilization and policy. Prior to joining CPCHE in 2008, she held positions with the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, the United Nations, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Erica holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in health promotion from Queen’s University.

Details

Date:
February 8, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Event Type:
Register

Organizer

Temi Haastrup
Phone:
306-651-4324
Email:
thaastrup@skprevention.ca

Presenters

Eric Crighton, PhD
About:

Eric Crighton is a Full Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa; Co-Director of the Environment, Community and Health (ECoH) Lab; and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). He is a Health Geographer whose research is focused on understanding relationships between social, economic, and physical environments, and human health. He has published widely on themes including environmental and socioeconomic determinants of health, environmental disasters and psychosocial health, environmental risk perceptions and protective behaviour, and environmental health education. Dr. Crighton is also the lead investigator for the CIHR funded Prenatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) Collaboration.

Erica Phipps, PhD
About:

Erica Phipps is the Executive Director of the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), a national collaboration of organizations that work together to advance children’s environmental health protection, and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Prenatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) Collaboration at the University of Ottawa. Erica has worked on environmental health issues for more than 25 years, with much of her work focused on promoting intersectoral and multi-disciplinary approaches to knowledge mobilization and policy. Prior to joining CPCHE in 2008, she held positions with the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, the United Nations, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Erica holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in health promotion from Queen’s University.

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