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.
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Online this year due to COVID-19, but just as engaging as ever
Registration is open. https://phabc.org/summer-school-2020-registration/
For at least the past 70 years, since the mid-20th century, we have been living — unknowingly, for the most part — in a new geologic epoch: The Anthropocene. This new epoch – literally, a line in the sediment – is the geological expression of a set of massive and rapid global ecological changes, one of which is climate change, that are driven by human activity. These ecological changes and the cultural, social, economic, and technological forces causing them have profound implications for our health and well being and current way of life, at all levels from the personal to the global.
The Anthropocene has serious implications for population health and thus for public health practice locally, provincially, nationally and globally. Ensuring good health for all while making a swift and just transformation to a community and society that remains within the carrying capacity of the Earth requires transformational thinking and action. Knowledge and strategies for working in the interplay between social and ecological systems – from climate change to pandemics and at local through to global scales – are critical competencies to cultivate in this epoch.
This two-day online summer school will utilize engaging and equity informed approaches to exploring the population health implications of global ecological change and to identify and create innovative, effective community level interventions.
The price for registration is $60 plus GST for regular, $50 plus GST for student and seniors. Registration is open to anyone, no matter their location. Those that sign up in the provinces/territories that are involved in the planning committee (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Yukon) get a complimentary registration to their region’s public health association as an added bonus to attend.
Dr. Trevor Hancock, Retired Professor, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria
Dr. Maya Gislason, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
CPHA will have updates as available 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.
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