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2017-2018 President-Elect
APHA is seeking a President-Elect for 2017-2018.  For further information see the Call for Expression of Interest.

Strengthening Evidence and Public Health Advocacy for Housing: In Collaboration with the APHA - by Megan Thomas
This report (with figures) by student Megan Thomas describes how the APHA can use its advocacy role to inform public policy on social determinants of health, such as housing.

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Alberta Public Health Association

Vision

Health for all Albertans

Mission

To be a leading voice for public health and work to strengthen the impact of those who promote and protect the highest standard of public health

Mandate

  • Providing leadership on issues affecting the public's health
  • Advocating on issues that affect health
  • Providing educational and networking opportunities
  • Providing mechanisms to discuss issues and views of members and partners
  • Providing expertise and consultation in public and community health


Make Alberta Better is a new campaign by Wellness Alberta to secure provincial government support for the creation of a well-financed, effective and sustainable Wellness Foundation

Public Health

Organ, tissue, and blood donation in Alberta
The need for organ, tissue, and blood donation is a concern for Albertans. Our intern Erika Roy provides an overview of the current situation.

Basic income guarantee for household food insecurity: click here to read a report on the concept.

Patient Concerns/Complaints Resolution Provincial Framework: click here to read the this framework by the Health Quality Network of Alberta (HQNA). The HQCA will be hosting two webinars on the highlights of the framework, on June 22 1-2 p.m. MDT and June 27 10-11 a.m. Send an email to this address to RSVP.

A Food Policy for Canada: click here to complete an online survey which will contribute to the Government of Canada's consultations surrounding a Canadian food policy. The survey closes on July 27.

Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry (CAPHD) National Conference Common Risk Factors Approach: The Role of Policy, Programs and Research

The CAPHD invites you to submit an abstract for the 2017 National Conference, which will be held in Toronto on September 22 & 23, 2107. Abstracts will be accepted until June 15, 2017.

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) Learning Modules 

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools has an online learning resource available. This is a resource for members of the public health workforce to learn about evidence-informed public health. It features ten online learning modules, each of which grants a competency certificate with success on the final test. It also features two non-certificate modules. Each module is interactive, and has an estimation of the time needed to complete it. The resource is free, self-paced, open to anyone, and supports professional development.

Opioid Crisis in Alberta
The recent increase in opioid overdoses is a big concern for Albertans and policy leaders. Our intern Erika Roy provides an overview of the current situation.

Informed Decision-Making for Labour and Birth: click here to read a position paper prepared by members of the Reproductive Health Workgroup of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA).

3-day Anti-Racism Workshop - Centre for Racism and Culture: Participate in this unique course providing in-depth understanding of a complex issue on June 8,9 and 23rd.

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