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How do we ensure equitable access to opportunities for physical activity in our communities? Join BC Healthy Communities for a live province-wide webinar featuring thought leaders and innovators in conversation about the planning and policy approaches communities can use to ensure healthy communities for all. This event invites local government officials, planners and recreation programmers, as well as health authority staff and physical activity researchers, to learn about the tools and approaches they can use to ensure everyone in our communities can be physically active.
Judy Brownoff– President & Chair, BC Healthy Communities Society, Munipal Council member, District of Saanich
Shannon Clarke, MPH
Community Well-being Specialist,
BC Healthy Communities
Public Health Association of BC
Shannon is a community well-being specialist with a passion for supporting healthy, equitable and sustainable communities. After finishing her degree in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria she went on to complete her Masters in Public Health with a focus on social policy. Her work experience includes healthy communities planning, multi-sectoral stakeholder engagement and collaboration, workshop development and facilitation, and outcomes monitoring. Shannon also sits on the Board of Directors for the Public Health Association of BC. Through her work, Shannon has had the opportunity to engage with diverse partners, including local and provincial governments, health authorities, educational institutions, community funders, local businesses and community organizations. She strives to build strong relationships with community partners and work with them to identify opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing; bridging the gap between planning and public health.
PJ Naylor, PhD
Professor, Graduate Advisor, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria
Dr. Naylor is a researcher in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, with a public health focus, conducting research on chronic disease and obesity in children. She looks at real-world environments where children live, learn and play. In one internationally-recognized project, Dr. Naylor is part of a team of researchers from UVic and UBC who produced the evidence policy-makers needed to start a province-wide health promotion initiative called Actions Schools! BC, which promotes physical activity and healthy eating in children and youth.
Senior Manager of Physical Activity, Healthy Living and Health Promotion Branch, Population and Public Health Division, Ministry of Health
Ame-Lia Tamburrini is an epidemiologist who has focused much of her career on building capacity and helping communities, companies and governments understand the health implications of projects, policies and programs. She currently works with the BC Ministry of Health to support community organizations in their implementation of physical activity initiatives and is a partner consultant with Victoria-based Rethink Urban. Prior to these experiences, Ame-Lia was Vice President of Habitat Health Impact Consulting, a small population health consulting company that specializes in Health Impact Assessments (HIA). During her time with Habitat she conducted over 20 HIAs across Canada, the US and Burkina Faso, developed and delivered HIA workshops, provided technical expertise, and developed guidance documents to support governments and community organizations in implementing HIA. Ame-Lia is the co-author of two publications on best practices in stakeholder engagement in HIA and was Vice-President of the Society of Practitioners for Health Impact Assessment (SOPHIA), an organization dedicated to supporting growth and innovation in HIA in North America. She loves living in Victoria, BC where she gets to play in nature year-round.
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