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Social Isolation and the Built Environment - Can Housing Form Play a Role?

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Vancouver, BC

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Welcome to the NCCEH Healthy Built Environment in Canada Forum Webinar Series! Webinar instructions will be included in the confirmation email. A recording of this webinar will be posted on the Healthy Built Environment discussion forum.

Social Isolation and the Built Environment - Can Housing Form Play a Role?

Social isolation is an increasingly important issue in Canada which has been associated with negative health outcomes such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline among those with dementia. In this webinar we will briefly explore the state of knowledge around built environment and what is being done regarding social isolation. We will focus on exploring how housing forms, such as co-ops and cohousing, may play a role in fighting social isolation, as well as what public health and municipalities can do to promote them.

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Amy Lubik, Health Policy Analyst and Researcher, Fraser Health Authority

Dr. Amy Lubik works on the social determinants of health, broadly how issues such as poverty and unequal access to housing, transit, and services impact health outcomes. She also has experience researching how the built environment can influence health, focusing on the mental health impacts of social isolation, as well as municipal resilience to climate change. She is also member for the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and the Public Health Association of BC, and is a first term city councilor in Port Moody, BC.

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The presentation portion will be approximately 30 minutes, followed by 45 minutes of Q&A and discussion questions. Participants will be able to chat via the chat box. More information about the Healthy Built Environment in Canada Online Discussion Forum can be found here http://www.ncceh.ca/content/healthy-built-environment-online-discussion-forum.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are your experiences with co-ops and cohousing, either personal or professional?
  2. How do you think public health could promote co-ops/cohousing (if you agree they should)? What are the avenues?
  3. What are the implications for the general community?
  4. Are there any potential environmental and or equity impacts?
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