Happy New Year to you all and to inspire those of you involved in housing and health as we enter 2017 you may like to check out the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) http://www.ahuri.edu.au/ website for some further-afield open access resources.
I was in two minds whether to see Ken Loach’s latest film for reasons that will soon become clear. The film explores the life of unemployed carpenter Daniel, recovering from a heart attack and the recent death of his wife, and Katie, a young homeless mum with two children, displaced to Newcastle from her London … Continue reading Film review: I, Daniel Blake
Mapping has long played a vital role in the on-going struggles to improve environmental health worldwide. The early mapping work of pioneering cholera epidemiologist Dr John Snow continues to inform investigations into the disease in countries like Haiti to this day. But for many mapping, like so many EH interventions, continues to be something you … Continue reading Making EH visible: mapping food safety in Nairobi’s informal settlements
Many in environmental health are also Fellows of the Royal Society for Public Health and last night’s AGM and lecture on the history of public health was followed with the unveiling of a new artwork. To take a look at this fascinating art, depicting the depressing state of society today, click here Hogarth’s Gin Lane … Continue reading Gin Lane 2016
We are delighted to hear again from Karen Rideout, PhD, Environmental Health Policy Analyst at Canada's BC Centre for Disease Control & National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health. She would like to share these resources they've recently posted online. Karen says: There is a BCCDC report about policy levers that can support the integration of … Continue reading Canada and environmental health
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) are offering a one day conference on how to get published on 29th November. For more details, click here
Our apologies for being so quiet recently, this will change soon (my PhD is nearly ready to submit, hurrah!!!) but in the meantime the Guardian newspaper has just published some powerful reflections of a housing EHP via http://tinyurl.com/h7wf5xv I'm constantly amazed why EHPs (unlike junior doctors, lawyers etc), particularly those in local government, aren't more angry … Continue reading The voice of a housing EHP…