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Mahone Bay Launch of “There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities”.

 

Date: May 25, 2018
Starts: 7:00pm
Ends: 9:30 pm
Location: Mahone Bay Centre, Ralph Hennigar Room
45 School Street, Mahone Bay, NS

Join author Dr. Ingrid Waldron as she launches There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities. This book is an expose of the environmental injustice practiced by the government of Nova Scotia against it’s marginalized communities.

Ingrid R. G. Waldron is an associate professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University and the Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project).  This is a free event - everyone is welcome. Books will be available for purchase.

More about: “There’s Something in the Water”

Co-sponsored by Council of Canadians - South Shore Chapter.

 

Froogie App Wins Another Award 
 

Less than 1 in 10 Canadian youth are eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. With funding from Heart & Stroke and Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and leading edge research led by Dr. Sara Kirk of the Dalhousie Healthy Populations Institute, WeUsThem designed a fun, creative solution that ensures families maintain a healthy diet.

WeUsThem has been internationally recognized with a Gold Davey award, for their work on Froogie.

“I am thrilled that the Froogie app has won this award. Healthy eating and active living are two of the most important things we can do to improve our general health and wellbeing. Eating more fruits and veggies is an easy change we can make for a big impact and the Froogie characters are a wonderful way to engage children and families in healthy eating.”, says Dr. Kirk. “I love the creativity that the design team at WeUsThem brought to the app and I am so proud of the app and what it has achieved in such a short time since launch”

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Trans Youth Health Report Atlantic Region - Final Report Launch

 

We are very pleased to share with you the final report from our "Being Safe, Being Me in the Atlantic Provinces: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey".

We will be hosting a public event on May 17th from 6 pm - 8 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia auditorium and we hope you will join us. This free public talk will offer highlights from the report as well as updates from local trans youth serving organizations.

 

Crossroads photos by J. Nguyen

Crossroads 2018

 

Congratulations to the student organizers for another great Crossroads conference. Here are the oral presentation and poster winners winners.

 

View Storify to see tweets on Over the Line

HPI at CPHA - Public Health 2017

The Canadian Public Health Conference - Public Healh 2017 - was in Halifax from June 5th to June 8th. Several HPI Research Scholars presented

View more photos in our Photo Gallery

 

 

Celebrating the Launch of Froogie

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Healthy Populations Institute proudly launched a new smartphone app designed to encourage families to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Thanks to all who made the event possible, including Heart & Stroke, the research team, community partners, and the Dalhousie community.

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