Presentation on chronic disease prevention and creating healthy communities
All Islanders are invited to a free presentation exploring how to stay healthy beyond just diet and exercise.
All Islanders are invited to a free, public lecture:
“Taking Action on How We Live, Work, and Play: Implications for chronic disease prevention and the promotion of healthy communities”
October 22, 2018
7 to 8:30 p.m.
UPEI Health Sciences Building (room #104)
Presenter Dr. David Mowat will look at the health challenges facing families and will argue that society needs to move “upstream” in preventing disease. Childhood and youth is a time for growth and development, and it is also when the foundation for good health is built.
There will be a door prize of a $50 grocery card.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Health and Wellness Chief Public Health Office and the UPEI Faculty of Nursing. It is a free, public event. All are welcome.
Health and Wellness
Dr. David Mowat is a public health physician whose career has spanned positions at the local, provincial and national levels. He has a particular interest in the prevention of chronic disease through action at the population level, especially policy change and developing healthy environments, including the built environment.
Dr. Mowat received his medical training at the University of Edinburgh, and holds a Master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a fellow in public health and preventive medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Mowat is now engaged part time in consulting and teaching.