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Tuberculosis and Housing Workshop

The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health have presented a workshop on Tuberculosis and Housing at the 2012 Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference in Edmonton, on June 12, 2012.

This workshop explored the relationship between inadequate housing and TB; explored potential policies and practices that improve population health and reduce health inequities; and examined findings and analysis of
related evidence. This was done in a way that illuminates the complementary roles of the six NCCPH: infectious disease, environmental health, Aboriginal health, methods and tools, determinants of health, and healthy public policy. The workshop included presentations regarding inadequate housing and TB, inter-related determinants of health, housing issues affecting health specific to Aboriginal communities, methods to collect/assess related evidence, public health practices and policy options. In small groups, participants will analyze potential interventions, identify knowledge gaps, and discuss policy and practice implications.

Learning Objectives:

1. Increase delegate's understanding of the relationship between inadequate housing and TB;

2. Learn about the NCCPH and their various approaches to complex public health issues.


Speakers:

* Tom Kosatsky, Scientific Director, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

* Dianne Kinnon, Director, Inuit Tuttarvingat, National Aboriginal Health Organization

* Richard Long, Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine Departments of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

* Elizabeth Rea, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, Toronto Public Health


To consult the PPT presentations, click on the following links.

1. TB and Housing - Approaching complex public health problems from various NCC perspectives
Tom Kosatsky, Scientific Director, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
National Collaborating Centres for Public Health
PDF 874 K

2. Tuberculosis and Inadequate Housing among Inuit in Canada
Dianne Kinnon, Director, Inuit Tuttarvingat, National Aboriginal Health Organization
PDF 1.05 Mb

3. The importance of TB and housing and its impact on TB transmission, reactivation, severity and prevention
Richard Long, Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine Departments of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry,
University of Alberta
PDF 1.46 Mb

4. TB and Shelters: a bad combination
Elizabeth Rea, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control
Toronto Public Health
PDF 403 K