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PHO Rounds: Improving Our Community Environments for Health

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancers and their associated risk factors are now leading causes of mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs. At the same time, growing evidence shows the importance of the built environment in the risk and protective factors of NCDs. There are opportunities for improving the health of our populations, including the most vulnerable in our communities such as seniors and those impacted by inequities, through policy and environmental approaches to NCDs. Successful implementation examples from various jurisdictions will be shared as well as current opportunities. 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the burdens of NCDs in Canada and globally 
  2. Identify three key findings from the evidence for built environment and policy interventions for NCDs
  3. Discuss the policy and practice implementation opportunities for built environment approaches to: 
    NCDs and health equity through lessons from various jurisdictions and current initiatives

Présentateur(s): Dr Karen Lee

Dr. Karen Lee, MD/MHSc/FRCPC is the Director of Housing for Health, Director of the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency, Associate Professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine at University of Alberta, and author of Fit Cities. She also teaches at the University of Alberta’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. Replace sentence with: She also teaches at the University of Alberta’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, and at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health for their Designing Healthy Cities course. She is the winner of the 2017 Canadian Institute of Planners President’s Award. 

Avis de non-responsabilité

The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


Public Health Ontario Rounds are a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In order to receive written documentation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please check “Yes” beside the question “Do you require CME credits?” on the registration form.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Affiliate Members may count RCPSC credits toward their Mainpro+ credit requirements. All other CFPC members may claim up to 50 Certified credits per cycle for participation in RCPSC MOC Section 1 accredited activities.

PHO Rounds are also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

For more information or for a record of registration for other Continuing Education purposes, please contact events@oahpp.ca


Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or events@oahpp.ca.

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Publié le 13 janv. 2021