ITE Northern Alberta Webinar - Prioritizing Community Health and Well-being Through Transportation
A webinar on addressing today's community health and wellbeing priorities and opportunities for Transportation. Led by Dr. Karen Lee.
Non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and strokes, diabetes, cancers and mental health conditions are now the leading causes of mortality and morbidity, and healthcare costs, across provinces in Canada. Many such chronic diseases are also risk factors for severe infection for COVID-19. Our populations are also aging.
This presentation will discuss these issues and case studies illustrating global best practices and the opportunities for collaboration between transportation and health professionals
Dr. Karen Lee, MD, MHSc, FRCPC is author of the recent book Fit Cities. She is Associate Professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine, Dept of Medicine at the University of Alberta. She also directs the Housing for Health Project, bringing together over 150 multi-sector partners across multiple Canadian provinces to improve housing developments, and neighbourhoods and streets for active living, healthy food access and social connections.
We will be holding a social from 12:00 to 12:15 PM to provide attendees the opportunity to mingle just like we would if we were back at the Faculty Club. Participants will be split into breakout rooms to facilitate conversations. This is optional, anyone who is not interested in the social may log in for 12:15 PM for the webinar.
This session is free, however registration is required, click here.