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 launching “A day in the life of…” webinar series for students, trainees, and early career professionals. Curious about what it’s really like to work in public health? Join us each month as we dive into a typical day in the life of different public health professionals. The webinars — a combination of mentorship and skills-building — will provide participants with career-related insights and advice.
We kick off on Sept. 13, 2017, with Dr. Catherine Dickson, Field Epidemiologist at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Visit the listing to find out more about the session or register.
A day in the life of…
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 12:00-13:00 ET
a conference presenter
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 12:00-13:00 ET
a city planner with a public health impact
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 12:00-13:00 ET
a public health physician
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 11:00-12:00 ET
a health promoter
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 12:00-13:00 ET
a public health post-doctoral candidate
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 12:00-13:00 ET
an R.D. Defries award recipient
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 12:00-13:00 ET
– Free for CPHA members
– Free for Public Health Physicians of Canada members in September and December 2017
– $12 each for non-members
Population Health Promotion…
is a population health approach used to improve the well-being of the entire population, by addressing the range of factors that affect people’s health within homes, schools, workplaces and communities.
Population Health Practitioners…
work in partnership with communities to influence the personal, social, economic, environmental and cultural contexts that affect health. Practitioners work to ensure that people in all stages of life (early years to older adulthood) have a fair opportunity to live a healthy and productive life, regardless of their income, education or ethnic background.
In our homes and neighbourhoods — The quality of our home and neighbourhood environments has more impact on our health and well-being than personal choice or health care services.
Where we work — A good, secure job and a healthy workplace environment promote better health, well-being and life satisfaction.
At school — A nurturing school environment has more impact on health, well-being and school success than personal choices or health care services.
In early childhood — Our early childhood experience builds the foundation for well-being throughout our lives. It is the most significant factor in our future education, job, relationships and living arrangements.
With our opportunities to choose — Making healthy Choices has a great impact on the well-being of an individual and community. Yet, not everyone has the same life circumstances to allow them to choose healthy things such as more vegetables, a home in a safe neighbourhood and quality childcare.
Health Promotion… Take Another Look
This webinar will focus on health equity tools available to public health practitioners to address population health inequities. We will learn about the Equity Lens in Public Health’s (ELPH) updated inventory of health equity tools, which identifies nine categories of health equity tools developed for a range of purposes and audiences.
Guest presenters will explore five main considerations for selecting a health equity tool, including four key organizational conditions required for successful implementation. We will also hear about practical and theoretical criteria to consider when determining if a particular health equity tool is suitable, which will support public health practitioners to further their understanding of how to address population health inequities.
Call for Papers
Editors: Lindsay McLaren and Trevor Hancock
The Canadian Journal of Public Health invites submissions to a special section on Why public health matters today that explore, and provide evidence for, the value of public health to Canada today. We encourage a range of contributions, including: health, social, economic and political analyses; rigorous commentaries containing cogent/robust analysis; research informed by a range of theoretical perspectives; work that explores the value of public health for various communities; and research conducted at local, regional, provincial and national levels. We also welcome international studies that would be relevant to Canada, as we believe Canada has much to learn from other countries.
Caring, Connecting and Leading for a Healthy Canada
National Community Health Nursing Conference
Deadline for abstract submissions is January 12, 2018
How are you providing care in your community? What connections are you making to improve the health of clients and communities?
How have you led change? What impact have you had through community health nursing?
Share your successes, innovations, lessons learned and ideas for community health nursing when community health nurses come together in Regina, SK in 2018. Build your connections with community health nursing colleagues from across Canada.
Using the arenas for action from the A Blueprint For Action For Community Health Nursing in Canada (2011) as a foundation, your abstract can address the following themes:
• Client centred care
• Practice innovations
• Quality Improvement
• Demonstrating leadership
• Building Relationships/Partnerships
• Advancing CHN roles
Submit your abstract online at https://register.absolutevents.com/eSites/chnc18/Login
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? Get involved and volunteer! It’s the best way to make the most of your membership and advance your career.
Dr. Carrie Bourassa is a professor of Indigenous Health Studies at First Nations University of Canada. She is Metis, and was born and raised in Regina, and received her academic training at the University of Regina, including a PhD in social studies. She has worked in policy development with the provincial government, as well as in academia. Her research interests include the impacts of colonization on the health of First Nations and Métis people; creating culturally competent care in health service delivery; Aboriginal end of life care and Aboriginal women’s health.
Dr. David Jones has a medical degree and a Masters of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology, both from the University of Toronto. He has worked in many areas of clinical medicine and public health in his long and distinguished career. He served as chief medical health officer and executive director of the Population Health and Primary Health Services Branches for the province from 1995 to 2002. In 2004, when the Public Health Agency of Canada was established, he was appointed as its first Chief Public Health Officer, a position he held until 2014.
He has served as the President of the Canadian Public Health Association and Vice-President of the American Public Health Association. In 2010, he was awarded the R.D. Defries Award, CPHA’s highest award, honouring his outstanding contributions to public health in Canada. After having strokes in 2012 and 2015, Dr. Jones is now working fewer hours, teaching and advising on public health through Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit branch in Atlantic Canada and Ottawa. He also serves on the National Board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
For an interview with Dr. Jones prior to this panel, see http://www.thinkupstream.net/wickedproblems