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Canadian Public Health Association

Public Health 2017 highlights the latest public health research



HALIFAX, NS – June 5, 2017 – Public Health 2017 the Annual Conference of the Canadian Public Health Association, features the latest public health research including more than 200 oral abstracts and poster presentations.

These 10 Scientific Abstracts will be of particular interest to the media:

  1. Public health impacts of free trade agreements Jia Hu
  2. Perinatal and Postpartum Health Outcomes and Care Experiences of Marginalized Women in Canada: A Mixed Methods Literature Review Anna Dion
  3. Engaging public health decision makers with interactive Twitter infographics disseminating actionable messages from systematic reviews Olivia Marquez
  4. The Carrot Rewards app: Multi-sectoral partnerships and new technologies drive effective public health practice Lauren White
  5. The Nuluaq Project – Mapping Inuit Community-Based Food Security Initiatives Inuit Food Security Working Group led by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
  6. Everybody Present: Using mindfulness meditation to promote positive mental health among university students Paula Gardner
  7. Reducing the risk of overdose and intervening to save lives in Ottawa: Increased and Coordinated Access to Take-Home Naloxone Cynthia Horvath
  8. Caution in the Wind: Researching and translating evidence on cannabis for parents Natalie Hemsing
  9. Evaluation of Mainline Needle Exchange: Implications for Atlantic Canada’s Harm Reduction Landscape in the Context of a Changing and Growing Opioid Epidemic Susan Kirkland
  10. A Time-Trend Cluster Analysis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Ontario Liam Rémillard

Media are invited to Public Health 2017. Representatives from the media are requested to register on-site.

Note: Abstracts are being presented June 6-8. The Final Program, Oral Abstract Program, and Poster Abstract Program provide more details. Interviews with researchers can be arranged through Emma Mallach. Presenters may only be available on the day their abstracts are presented.

For more information contact:
Dolores Gutierrez, Communications & Marketing Officer
Canadian Public Health Association
Telephone: 613.725.3769, ext. 190

About the Canadian Public Health Association
Founded in 1910, the Canadian Public Health Association is the independent voice for public health in Canada with links to the international community. As the only Canadian non-governmental organization focused exclusively on public health, we are uniquely positioned to advise decision-makers about public health system reform and to guide initiatives to help safeguard the personal and community health of Canadians and people around the world. We are a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association. Our members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions that are necessary to achieve health for all.

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