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CHNET Fireside Chats Autumn 2008

A Breath of Fresh Air: Be the Change
November 7 2008, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • Advisor on Tap, David Chernushenko brings practicality and inspiration to the issue of what individuals and organizations can do about climate change.

Climate Change and Health: Shedding Light on the role of Community Health Professionals
November 20, 2008, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • Has Climate Change Hijacked the Global Change Agenda? Our Advisor on Tap provides an interdisciplinary viewpoint from a broad array of disciplines, including law, health, ecology, biology, economics, social sciences, and ethics, all concerned with the sustainability of living systems and based on years of research and peer review.

Climate Change and Health: Why Children are Vulnerable to Environmental Contaminants
December 10, 2008, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • Dr Marshall will share information adapted-for-Canada per the World Health Organization module "Children are Not Little Adults."

Healthy Aging: Housing, Support Services and Health: Lessons from Seniors in Atlantic Canada
November 26, 2008, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • This FireSide Chat will focus on the findings from ASHRA's Atlantic Seniors Housing and Support Services Survey of more than 1,700 seniors across all four Atlantic Provinces, and in particular, the implications of these findings for the community health sector.

Food Insecurity: The Cost of Living - Understanding perspectives and influencing policies
December 5, 2008, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • The community nutritionists of East Central Health Region in Alberta developed an activity highlighting the impact of poverty on making ends meet and specifically in terms of food security. It is a tool created to raise awareness and start a dialogue addressing food insecurity in our own communities.

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