Recent research has discovered that the environment shapes the way genes are activated and expressed. Early childhood is a very sensitive period in human development; it is during the first two to three years that the brain and, especially, the circuitry that governs attention, emotion, self-control and stress are formed.Read More
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Baby Comes Home is filled with substantial advice for new parents in easy to read chapters such as Keeping Baby Safe, Handling and Caring for Baby, Getting Used to Baby’s Routines, Nutrition, Growth and Development, Immunization, Common Baby and Childcare Issues and Common Illness and Conditions During the First Eighteen Months. But the book is not only important for new parents, it is also helpful for the public health epidemiologists, public health professionals and program designers as it illustrate what needs to be done in order to achieve a better outcome for the individual as well as for the community-at-large.Read More
Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada Journal has just released an article of the new Chronic Disease Indicator Framework. An interview with Dr. Gayatri Jayaraman, Public Health Agency of Canada regarding the indicator framework was published in the September/October Issue of CARRFS eNews.Read More
The Population and Public Health team at the BC Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has, in partnership with the Healthy Built Environment (HBE) Alliance, developed an important toolkit "The Healthy Built Environment Linkages - A toolkit for Design, Planning & Health"Read More