Intersectional Perspectives on Climate Change and Public Health
Each year the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada (CPHO) produces an independent report on the health of Canadians that is provided to the Minister of Health and Canadian Parliament. This report is an opportunity to examine the state of public health in Canada and to stimulate dialogue about public health priorities. This year’s CPHO report focuses on the role of public health systems related to climate change. The HEC Lab’s Scientific Director, Heather Castleden has been commissioned to meet with about key informants (via interviews and focus group discussions) and produce a supplementary “What We Heard” report. The data gathered as part of this process will be helping to inform the CPHO annual report. The CPHO will use this report to create awareness and catalyze actions. The What We Heard report will be publicly available and posted on the CPHO website alongside the annual report later this year. Heather is working with her research associate, Isaac White, on this project.