75th Anniversary & Annual General Meeting
Save the Date: APHA 75th Anniversary!
When: May 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m - 4 p.m
Where: Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary
Attendance is free, but please register by May 3!
The Alberta Public Health Association is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, and will be hosting a forum together with Campus Alberta Health Outcomes. The theme of the forum is "In Defense of Public Health: Identifying Opportunities to Strengthen Our Field".
Annual General Meeting
When: May 9 2018, 4:15 - 5:30pm
Where: Foothills Campus of the University of Calgary (adjoining Rose/Nightingale Rooms on the 3rd floor of the TRW building)
Please be advised that our 2018 AGM will be held immediately following the 75th Anniversary Forum/event. All members in good standing are eligible to vote. We will be accepting nominations to our voluntary Board of Directors. Please click here for more information.
Please contact Benjamin Kung (Benjamin.Kung@cpsa.ab.ca) for more information or to express interest. Please plan to join us!
New TeamSTEPPS® Master-Trainer course now available in Canada – May 8 & 9, 2018, Calgary
The program was developed by the U. S. Department of Defense and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to improve institutional collaboration and communication relating to patient safety. Click here to register for the event & check out our Events Calendar for more options.
Call for applicants: Apply to be a health equity practice site
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) is seeking public health departments to partner in a two-year project (project overview) to increase effective organizational capacity for health equity-oriented action. Click here for the full details.
University of Lethbridge Full-time Instructor Position in Public Health
The Faculty of Health Sciences has an opening for one full-time 12-month term position as Instructor in our undergraduate public health program. Click here for the full details. Electronic applications are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit an application by April 13, 2018.
Public Health News
Canada’s Food Guide Consultation – Phase 2
In the summer of 2017, over 6700 stakeholders and Canadians provided input to the second consultation for the revision of Canada’s Food Guide. Click here to see the results from the consultation.
Health Canada's Front-of-Package Regulatory Consultations (Feb 10, 2018)
There is a proposal underway requiring FRONT-of-Package Nutritional Symbol for foods at or within the 15% Daily Value for sodium, saturated fats & sugar intake. Read the full report here.
Help the Department of Health choose a Food label to promote healthier shopping choices. Click to do their 5-min survey.Heart and Stroke continues to work with tobacco control partners to advocate for plain and standardized packaging of tobacco at the federal level. Plain and standardized packaging would prohibit all promotional features on all tobacco packaging, including the use of colours, images, logos, slogans and distinctive fonts or finishes. Health warnings would remain. Please click here to send a letter by email to your MP.
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).
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).
Issues at a Glance
Alberta's recent pilot project initiative to subsidize child care has potential to improve lifelong health of Albertans - overview by Erika Roy.
Organ, tissue, and blood donation in Alberta
Opioid Crisis in Alberta
Parks, wild spaces, and public health
Access to parks and wild spaces can impart numerous health benefits. Our intern Erika Roy provides an overview of the public health issue.
The Alberta Public Health Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2018. In recognition of APHA’s important history, we are pleased to present some materials from a research project titled “Public Health Advocacy: Lessons from the History of the Alberta public Health Association, funded by a grant from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation’s Heritage Preservation Partnership Program awarded to Lindsay McLaren, Kelsey Lucyk, and Frank Stahnisch.
This larger project started in 2015 and aimed to examine the history of APHA from its 1943 foundation to the present day. We invite you to review our Narrative History, scroll through the List of Past Presidents, and consider the impressive breadth of Historical APHA Resolutions.
We welcome feedback (including corrections) on these materials. Please send comments to email@example.com.
Dr. Lindsay McLaren
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