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APHA 2017 AGM - June 16, 12 - 2:30 PM

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Join us for a stimulating presentation and discussion with Professor Tim Caulfield from 12 - 1 PM, followed by our annual general meeting. Click here for more information and to register
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.

Membership: APHA has a voluntary membership representing a variety of disciplines including practitioners, students, representatives of government departments and non-government organizations, and community members

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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

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. E-cigarettes in Canada: click here to access a fact sheet produced by The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Busting myths about food insecurity: comunity gardens, subsidized housing not answers

The University of Alberta School of Public Health is accepting applications for its Fellowship in Health System Improvement and Professional Certificate in Public Health programs.

Benefits of Sugar Tax:  A 10% reduction in sugary beverage consumption could result in hundreds of thousands of fewer cases of diabetes and tens of thousands fewer strokes, heart attacks and deaths in 10 years, as well as savings of almost $1 billion in health care expenditures. Read more

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