Archives: public health
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Frontline Health – Showcasing Public Health Successes One Story at a Time
By Frank Welsh, Director of Policy, Canadian Public Health Association Your health and quality of life is determined by a wide range of factors. These social determinants of health (SDH) are broadly defined as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age” and include education, income, housing, gender, physical...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
David Butler-Jones receives Carleton Hon Doc
In recognition of his "outstanding service as Chief Public Health Officer in times of crisis and his leadership in making the Public Health Agency of Canada the highly respected organization it is today”, Dr. David Butler-Jones was awarded an honorary degree from Carleton University on June 9, 2015. In his convocation address, he talked...
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Vaccine Hesitancy and Risk Communication
By Suzanne Waldman, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University How do we make decisions about which risks to take, and which to not take? Do we look at evidence about the likeliness of harm, or do we go with our gut feel? Do we trust science, or follow celebrity advice? Why some people...