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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar

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BC Centre For Disease Control / Online webinar

655 12th Ave W

Lane Level Lecture Hall

Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

Canada

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The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health invites you to attend the upcoming Environmental Health Seminar. Webinar instructions will be included in the confirmation email. A recording of this webinar will be posted on the NCCEH website.

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Title: Mapping the Built Environment: Peel Public Health’s Healthy Development Mapping and Monitoring Project

Speakers:

Maria Mukhtar, Analyst, Research and Policy, Peel Public Health
David Guillette, Data and GIS Specialist, Peel Data Centre

Summary:

The impact of the built environment on health and chronic disease outcomes is increasingly being recognized. The Region of Peel – Public Health has been at the forefront of collaborating with Regional and local municipal planning departments to create innovative approaches to entrenching health as an explicit consideration in the land use planning process. Successful implementation of public health built environment interventions relies on the ability to measure changes in the built form, over time. The Healthy Development: Mapping and Monitoring Project measures the health-promoting potential of the existing built form across Peel’s neighbourhoods, and will monitor health-promoting changes to the built form within these neighbourhoods, over time. Land use planning data is used to create neighbourhood-level GIS-based indicators that are grounded in evidence-informed built environment elements that increase the potential for active transportation in neighbourhoods.

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the methodology and collaborative decision-making process required to create built environment indicators, a description of the indicators, and their role in measuring the health-promoting potential of neighbourhoods in Peel. We will also present a demonstration of the Healthy Development: Monitoring Map, an online interactive story map displaying these built environment indicators and the Peel Walkability Composite Index.

Speaker Bios:

Maria Mukhtar, Analyst, Research and Policy, Peel Public Health
Maria Mukhtar is a Research and Policy Analyst at the Region of Peel, Public Health on the Built Environment Team. Her interests include healthy land use planning and community design. She studied Political Science and Geography at the University of Toronto.

David Guillette, Data and GIS Specialist, Peel Data Centre
David is a GIS Specialist at the Region of Peel with eight years of experience working across various levels of government. He studied at Laurentian and Lakehead with a focus on history, geography and education, prior to earning a post-graduate certificate in GIS. His interests include human geography, demographics, spatial analysis related to sustainable communities and cartography.

Please note: Citrix GoToMeeting webinar capacity is limited to 100 attendees. To accommodate this, please consider attending the webinar as part of a group. Successful registration does not guarantee you an attendee spot in the webinar. Please arrive early to secure a spot. If you are unable to attend after registering, please cancel your registration prior to the event. Thank you!

These sessions are eligible for CIPHI Professional Development Hours. If you would like a letter of credit validation for CIPHI PDHs, please specify this on the registration form. Letters are sent out annually in January.

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BC Centre For Disease Control / Online webinar

655 12th Ave W

Lane Level Lecture Hall

Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

Canada

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