HEAL youth advisory council calls to prohibit vaping in schools

London’s youth are troubled by the rising prevalence of vaping in public schools and are calling on local, provincial and federal governments to do something about it. The HEAL Youth Advisory Council (HEALYAC) from London, Ontario informs youth-related health research conducted by the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) at Western University. It represents the diverse […]

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The Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) Pilot Project

In this presentation, Brenda Simon from Earth Day Canada presents: The Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) pilot project: Bringing adventure play to recess and lunch hour. The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was held at Western University with the support of The Lawson Foundation.

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Geographic accessibility to primary care providers: Comparing rural and urban areas in Southwestern Ontario

Primary care is the level of a health system that provides the first point of access to health related needs and problems, providing person-focused care over time in a continuous and coordinated fashion. Despite having a universal health care system, many Canadians still experience difficulty in accessing primary care services. This paper, authored by Dr. […]

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