Environmental Public Health Week – The Path Forward

Environmental Public Health Week is celebrated September 24 to 28, 2018.

“The Path Forward” is this year’s Environmental Public Health Week theme and highlights the important work done by Certified Public Health Inspectors in Canada. After more than 100 years of protecting the public’s health, environmental health professionals remain committed to the pursuit of a safer tomorrow.

“The work of public health inspectors may not always be seen, but it is always there to protect you and your family,” said Stacey Laforest, Director of Environmental Health. “Public health inspectors inspect your favourite restaurants, the public pools and beaches where you and your children swim, and ensure the water you drink is safe. We are very proud of our public health inspectors and acknowledge their dedication and commitment to public health.”

This year’s theme refers to emerging issues that environmental public health practitioners across the country are becoming engaged in and how these issues can be effectively managed. One example of this is climate change and the impacts that this complex issue will have from a public health perspective.

Constant change in the environment and industry requires a dynamic understanding of human health risk and public health promotion. Public health inspectors work in partnership with other environmental and public health professionals to effectively address public health challenges and to protect and promote health and prevent disease within our communities.

For more information about Environmental Public Health Week or services provided by environmental public health professionals, please call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 ext. 398, toll-free 1.866.522.9200, or visit www.phsd.ca.

This item was last modified on September 24, 2018