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APHA welcomes new president and (re-) elects 10 board members --Praise for outgoing President Lindsay McLaren and two outgoing board members
APHA held its annual general meeting on May 9th at the University of Calgary, immediately after a very successful 75th anniversary event. Thank you to all members who participated, either in person or remotely.
Angeline Webb, a well-known public health advocate with the Canadian Cancer Society and a long-time APHA member, was affirmed as APHA’s new president. Webb takes over APHA’s leadership from Lindsay McLaren, a University of Calgary professor at the O’Brien Institute, who was president from 2014 - 2018.
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Register Now: Public Health Summer School
Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches and Practice in Complex Systems
PHABC, SPHA, MPHA, YPHCoP and PHAC present the 10th annual public health summer school. Course is being offered in Edmonton, located in Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue.
For more information and to register, click here. Edmonton registrants write “Edmonton” under the location site on the online registration form: https://phabc.org/registration-now-open-for-public-health-summer-school-2019/
The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools’ (NCCMT) Rapid Review Guidebook
Are you looking for an effective way to synthesize current evidence on a public health topic? Conducting a rapid review might be just what you are looking for! The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools has developed a Rapid Review Guidebook that details each step in the rapid review process, including guidance on how to structure the report and what to include in each section. Click here to download the Rapid Review Guidebook.
Update on Marketing Unhealthy Food & Beverages to Children
The impact of marketing to children is a result of both exposure to unhealthy food ads through settings and media channels, and the power of the marketing techniques used. The proposed approach addresses both by considering three primary elements:settings;
Patient Concerns/Complaints Resolution Provincial Framework: click here to read the this framework by the Health Quality Network of Alberta (HQNA).
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What is Public Health?
Check out this informative website to learn more about public health in Canada. http://www.whatispublichealth.ca/
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Lindsay McLaren
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