142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Second century of the Canadian Public Health Association: New ways of advocating for action on the determinants of health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Lynn McIntyre, MD, MHSc, FRCPC , Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
A historical synthesis of public health achievements over the course of the first 100 years of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) reveals the emergence of determinants of health action on health problems of modernity. Recent evolution of CPHA’s determinants approach to population mental health, ecosystem health, and psychoactive substances underscores the importance of civil society organizations influencing jurisdictional policies.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Compare a leading national public health organization’s approach to action on the determinants of health over an extended time period with case examples.

Keyword(s): Public Health Policy, Health Systems Transformation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Chair of the Canadian Public Health Association and have been a board member for 7 years, hence I know the content of the presentation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.