Healthy Canada by Design:
Cross-Sector Innovation, Collaboration, and Evaluation in the Building of Healthier Communities
Organisé par : Dot Bonnenfant
L'évènement va commencer le : Sep 22, 03:00pm EDT
Et se terminer le : Sep 22, 04:30pm EDT
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A growing body of evidence has demonstrated an association between the built environment--defined as the arrangement of buildings, parks, schools, roads and other infrastructure encountered in daily life--and health outcomes, such as, levels of physical activity, body mass index, exposure to air pollution, and others. Public health officials, NGOs and planning practitioners across Canada have taken notice of this evidence and have started to take action. However, improving the health promoting potential of built environments presents a challenge: the levers to address this issue exist within the jurisdiction of several sectors and levels of government. Moreover, there have been few attempts to unite these efforts under a broad, coordinated, network of analysis and action.
To start addressing these challenges, in 2009, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Urban Public Health Network, the Canadian Institute of Planners, the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy and six health regions came together in a novel partnership. With funding from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s “Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP)” program, this initiative will unite existing and emerging cross-sector efforts to promote healthy built environments. We will do this by translating the latest research in this field into state-of-the-art tools to support policy-makers, public health officials, developers, community stakeholders and planners in facilitating the creation of more health promoting communities across Canada.
This session will provide a unique opportunity to:
1) learn more about this pioneering effort and the many tools being developed by Healthy Canada by Design,
2) offer input on this national multidisciplinary collaboration during the early stages of its implementation and,
3) network with leading health and community planning professionals in this field.
Advisors on Tap:
- Dr. David L. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region
- Alice Miro, Manager, CLASP initiative--Built Environment & Health, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
- John Wall, Manager, National and International Affairs, Canadian Institute of Planners
Dr. David Mowat is Medical Officer of Health for Peel Region. Previous to his current position, he was one of three Deputy Chief Public Health Officers, fulfilling particular responsibilities for strengthening public health practice, and for the Agency's activities in regional offices across Canada.
Dr. Mowat has been the Director General, Office of Public Health Practice with responsibilities for surveillance systems, knowledge translation, the development of the public health workforce, and public health information policy, privacy and law.
Dr. Mowat joined Health Canada in 1998, moving to the Public Health Agency of Canada in 2004. Previous appointments include Consultant in Maternal and Child Health in the Public Health Branch of the Government of Newfoundland, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston and area (where he also taught in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and the School of Policy Studies at Queen's), and Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario.
Dr. Mowat received his medical training in the UK, at the University of Edinburgh, and a master's degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a fellow in community medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is an adjunct faculty member at Queen's and the University of Ottawa.
Alice Miro is Project Management, CLASP Initiative—Built Environment and Health at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Prior to this role, she led Smart Growth BC’s Healthy Communities initiative and strategic communications. While at Smart Growth BC, she played a key role in the development of the funding proposal for this CLASP project; co-authored the guide, “Creating Healthy Communities: Tools and Actions to Foster Environments for Healthy Living;” and developed and facilitated healthy built environment workshops for the BC Recreation and Parks Association, Northern Health, Columbia Institute, and others.
As The Food Project’s Manager of Foundations Relations, in 2005-2007, Alice Miro raised $1.3 M for food security initiatives aiming to promote access to healthy, local food for all. She also worked for several years at the University of BC Sustainability Office, writing project proposals, consulting the public on social, economic and ecological issues, and involving neighbors, businesses, academics and students in the sustainability of our communities. She has served as an advisor to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Kids on the Move project, BC Provincial Health Services Authority, 2010 Legacies Now Measuring Up Program, and Vancouver Greenest City 2020 Implementation Plan.
Dr. John Wall is the Canadian Institute of Planners’ (CIP) Manager of National and International Affairs. He plays a key role with CIP’s Healthy Communities Sub-Committee, whose mandate is to facilitate a national initiative that will promote the planning and development of healthy communities across Canada. He holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies from Carleton University and an MSc in Rural Planning and Development from the University of Guelph. John Wall’s research has mostly focused on the human-environment interface, especially as it relates to conservation planning. His work over the years has focused on community economics, environment and development. John Wall has 17 years of experience in government, non-profit, corporate and academic sectors.