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Urban Socioecological health – webalogue

October 21, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Ecohealth in Action & Practice – CoPEH-Canada presents this Webalogue
Our speakers will be:
**Dr. Jeff Masuda, Queens University, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
For decades, public and population health researchers have been called upon to both support and to lead a new social and political movement for health. In recent years, various urban social movements in support of food, housing, clean air, and other social-environmental determinants of health have begun to coalesce in their efforts to demand a wholesale urban transformation based on principles of sustainability and equity.
While such a movement provides a ripe opportunity for public health researchers and policymakers to support with interventions to promote socioecological health equity, we have persistently fallen short of this goal, choosing instead to continue on a path of framing approaches within an impoverished “evidence based” model that remains thoroughly “proximal” in its ambitions. The failure to grasp a central socioecological focus for the field reflects a longstanding contradiction public health that on the one hand “talks the talk” while on the other ignoring and even opposing urban social movements over the past 20-30 years. I’ll spend my time in this webalogue proposing specific suggestions as to why now is the time for this to change and how we might reposition ourselves in the world to accomplish this transformation. I would situate this problem, and the solutions within the context of the present “tyranny of evidence” that has returned to the forefront of mainstream public health.

**Ms. Michelle Colussi, Manager at the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal

There is a growing focus being placed on the power of relationship and co-operation between neighbours as a means of strengthening everything from safety to emergency planning, food security and responding to climate change.  Michelle will share the approach of the Transition Town movement and the Resilient Neighbourhoods initiative (a partnership between BC healthy Communities, Social Planning Council and Transition Victoria: www.resilientneighbourhoods.ca) in Victoria.  Hear how these grassroots efforts are supporting celebration and mutual support, creating bumping places, gardens and orchards and structuring street level sharing economies.  Explore the opportunities and challenges of scaling for systemic impacts inclusive of lower income families.
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October 21, 2015
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


online webinar