Public Health 2017 Conference Presentations

June 6-8, 2017

Jennifer Ann McGetrick will be presenting twice at Public Health 2017 in Halifax :


Promoting Healthy Public Policy Readiness: Changing Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Policy Influencers in Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec (2009-2014)

Tuesday June 6, 3:15 pm

In Canada, little is currently known regarding policy influencers’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about chronic disease prevention. Using longitudinal data collected in a pan-Canadian pooled cross-sectional survey, we investigated changes in policy influencers’ framing of behavioural versus environmental etiology, individual versus societal responsibility, and healthy public policy readiness across healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco control, and alcohol reduction domains, serving to evaluate and inform advocacy efforts by the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) and partners across Canada.


Gaining Public Support for Chronic Disease and Cancer Prevention: Evidence for Segmented Approaches across Canadian Subpopulations

Thursday June 8, 11:00 am

Increasing prevalence of obesity is linked to escalating burdens of chronic disease and cancer in Canada. Using data collected in a randomized pan-Canadian survey, we examined knowledge, attitudes and beliefs across socio-demographic and ideological subpopulations in Alberta, Québec, and the Northwest Territories to evaluate whether variation warrants segmented strategies to gain public support for prevention.


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