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Seminar: By-law Development as a Health Promotion Strategy
Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: online
Health Promotion
City: Online
Format: Webinar
In this webinar we will discuss by-law development as a health promotion strategy. We will explain how by-law development is an opportunity to enhance conditions for quality health outcomes and address health inequities. Participants will be oriented to a historical perspective, learning how by-laws can improve population health. We will present municipal by-law examples, showing how they link to various public health topics, and current research about by-law development.
A brief lecture will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Additional resources will be featured. 

Who should attend?

The goal of this webinar is to help health promotion and public health practitioners work toward healthy public policies. We recommend these sessions for anyone seeking definitions, tools, resources and organized approaches to by-law development. Both front line staff and team leaders will find this session useful.

Presenter: Kim Bergeron

Kim Bergeron is a health promotion field support specialist, By-law and Policy Development, with the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention department at Public Health Ontario.
Kim has over nineteen years of experience working within and alongside the Ontario public health system to facilitate multidisciplinary partnerships to create healthy, sustainable communities. She has provided consulting services to a number of provincial government programs working towards policy change, program development, and improving standards of practice. Kim holds a doctorate in health studies with a focus on health and the built environment from Queen’s University and a master of health studies from Athabasca University.

Learning objectives

•         Understand how by-law development is a health promotion strategy
•         Reflect on how by-law development can be applied to various health topics


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