Saskatchewan Public Health Association (SPHA) is a volunteer run, non-profit, non-governmental organization with a mission to promote the health of Saskatchewan people and their environment through education, advocacy and empowerment.
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.
You can find out more here.
CPHA is organizing a webinar series for its students, trainees, and early career members. The webinars are a combination of mentorship sessions featuring speakers working in various public health professions and skills-building sessions that will provide participants with career-related tips and tools.
The webinars will occur monthly from September 2016 to April 2017 from 12:00-1:00 pm ET.
Free for CPHA members
Free for Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) members in the months of October 2016 and April 2017
$12 each for non-members
See the CPHA website for more details here.
All of SPHA’s work is done by unpaid volunteers. Volunteering is one way to give back to our community.
Do you want to network with the public health leaders of Saskatchewan? Gain valuable work experience? It’s the best way to make the most of your membership and advance your career.
From there, Jill’s interest in public health and community nutrition brought her back to Alberta to take a position with the Calgary Health Region as a Public Health Nutritionist. Jill has been a practicing Registered Dietitian for 22 years. Jill presently works with the Health Promotion Department, Population and Public Health, Saskatoon Health Region and focuses on the areas of food security and improving environments to enable all to achieve health. Previously in Calgary she worked in trans fat reduction policy for the Calgary Health Region and co-led the assessment phase of a health impact assessment with the department of healthy public policy. Jill has been involved in a variety of projects in the school health area including the School Nutrition Handbook, the subsequent evaluation of the handbook, the creation of healthy vending machine criteria and messaging to compliment the vending tools. Jill has written numerous nutrition articles and resources for the public and for health professionals including newsletters, research briefs, and literature reviews. Jill has co-authored a school nutrition framework documents for the Alberta Coalition for Healthy School Communities and has been a presenter at provincial and national health conferences in the area of public health nutrition and health promotion.
Jill completed a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta (2001) in the area of health promotion and completed a qualitative research thesis on the factors that impact breastfeeding duration among women living on a low income. Jill’s particular area of interest is in creating physical and social environments that enhance the likelihood that we can all lead healthy lives.