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.
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.
To become a member of CPHA alone or conjoint with SPHA please go to the CPHA New Member webpage
We are calling on all federal political parties in Canada to see climate change as we, and the World Health Organization, see it, “as the greatest health threat of the 21st century.” We are asking you to see climate solutions as we, and the Lancet Commission see them, “as the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”. Many of the policies needed to fight climate change will produce immediate health benefits, reduce healthcare costs, and improve social cohesion and equity in our communities. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Urban Public Health Network (UPHN), and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) are calling on all national political parties in Canada to make a commitment to keep global warming below 1.5oC and to come up with comprehensive, evidence-based plans that will ensure Canada does its fair share. Sign on to our Call to Action
CPHA will soon be accepting submissions for Public Health 2020, Canada’s largest public health knowledge exchange event. It is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being.
Living in a world without Epidemiology: Learning from the past, looking to the future
Epidemiology’s response to public health challenges over the past century has helped to shape and protect the health of populations throughout the world. As the field evolves, it continues to offer new insights into health, illness and disease. However, emerging threats, compounded by globalization and rapid periods of change, raise questions about our readiness to address new health challenges. Join us for the 19th annual SEA conference as we consider the contributions epidemiology has made to addressing some of the most important health challenges of our time, and explore how the field is being redefined to meet health risks looming on the horizon.
Keynote presentations on October 8th
Dr. Steven Jones
Vice Provost Health Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr. Lawrence C. Loh
Associate Medical Officer of Health, Peel Public Health, Toronto, Canada
Workshop on October 9th
Social Network Analysis with Dr. Ann Jolly
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
A hands-on introduction to the theory and application of social network analysis in public health.
Registration is open at https://www.eventbrite.ca – search using the keyword SEA.
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