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Workshop - Tackling Wicked Problems in the Built Environment: Of Health Inequalities and Bedbugs
This workshop took place at the Place and Health: Shaping the Built Environment of NB and PEI conference, in Fredericton, New Brunswick on October 25-26, 2012.
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The NCCHPP's Val Morrison led this two-hour workshop on October 25th. The workshop exposed participants to a basic explanation of the nature of wicked problems and how they differ from other sorts of problems, and included a practical exercise designed to highlight approaches to resolving them.

Wicked Problems in the Built Environment: Of Health Inequalities and Bedbugs    
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In addition to Val's workshop, the NCCHPP hosted a breakfast discussion on Friday October 26th, entitled ‘Enhancing Public Policy'. The intent was to exchange ideas with participants about how to advance healthy public policies, and to help to guide the NCCHPP's work in this area.

Our colleague Mona Shum, from the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, was also at this event, with a presentation entitled, "Built environment: a multi-sectoral health issue".

The Place and Health conference was presented by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) NB - PEI Branch, and the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors - NB Branch. To find out more about the conference, click here. (On the site of the CPHA.)

To view the preliminary program, click here. (On the site of the CPHA.)

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.