Protecting the Health of Canadians: Recognizing the Vital Role of Environmental Public Health Professionals



    VANCOUVER, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute of Public Health
inspectors would like to invite all Canadians to celebrate Environmental
Public Health Week (EPHW) from January 14th to 20th. EPHW includes several
events and opportunities to learn more about and recognize the work of
environmental public health professionals and the importance of environmental
public health in protecting the well-being of Canadians.
    "In the battle to prevent disease, public health inspectors and
environmental health officers are the frontline troops. Through their
dedication to excellence these public service professionals protect and
enhance the lives of all Canadians and their environment," says Claudia
Kurzac, National President of the Canadian Institute of Public Health
Inspectors.
    Public Health Inspectors and Environmental Health Officers are highly
trained and nationally certified professionals who work to protect the health
of Canadians in the areas of:

    
    Food Safety                              Infection Control and
    Drinking Water Quality                   Communicable Disease Control
    Recreational Water Quality               Personal Services Facilities
    Childcare and Institutional Facilities   Rental Housing Conditions
    Air Quality                              Land Use Management
    Outbreak Management                      Injury Prevention
    

    For more information about Environmental Public Health please visit
<a href="http://www.ciphi.ca">www.ciphi.ca</a> or contact your local health region.




For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries - English: Claudia Kurzac,
National President, (604) 675-3812; French: Stefane Gravelle, (204) 761-2258

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