Welcome to the International Association for Ecology and Health!
The International Association for Ecology and Health or the IAEH is a scholarly organization with members from all continents. The IAEH is committed to fostering the health of humans, animals and ecosystems and to conducting research which recognizes the inextricable linkages between the health of all species and their environments. A basic tenet held is that health and wellbeing cannot be sustained in a resource depleted, polluted and socially unstable planet. This is why ecohealth scholars and practitioners engage in integrated systemic approaches to health that sustain ecosystem health services, foster social stability and promote the peaceful coexistence of humans, animals and their environments.
Following our successful 2016 Biennial Conference in Melbourne Australia in December 2016, the International Association for Ecology and Health (IAEH) and the Journal EcoHealth Boards began a process towards separately managed organisations. For more information about EcoHealth Journal, please visit http://ecohealth.net
7th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Ecology and Health EcoHealth 15-18 August, 2018
The 7th International Conference for the Association for Ecology and Health, EcoHealth 2018 will be hosted at the University of Valle, Cali, Colombia with the overall theme of “Environmental and Health Equity: Connecting local alternatives in a global World.” This theme emphasizes the need to connect local initiatives in a world with global drivers that threaten healthy ecosystems and populations, and makes a call to tackle these forces and pursue justice. More information about the Conference can be found here.
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Our New Constitution – Draft for Consultation
As a separate organisation we have had the opportunity to draft a new constitution to underpin our future regional focus,funding opportunities and partnership arrangements. As a Board, we have been committed to strengthening regional efforts within our EcoHealth community and to account for principles embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals. Our current Constitution states that members of the Association need to have six months to consider the new draft, prior to it being ratified at the EcoHealth Association Conference in Cali, Colombia in August 2018. Click here to read the draft constitution. Any comments or queries can be provided to email@example.com
From Our Students and Early Career Researchers
The Aspirational Statement of the OHEH 2016 Congress was developed by Emerging Scholars and Practitioners working at the intersection of human, animal, environmental and planetary health. The Aspirational Statement was developed to be reflective of who we are and what we want our diverse communities to be. Though we have reached an important milestone in the development of this Statement, this is only the beginning. The Aspirational Statement before you is a ‘living document’. It will require continual updating, critiquing and deliberation as our communities of inquiry and practice continue to evolve in response to the deep sustainability challenges of our time. Though we are many, our aspirations are the same. This Aspirational Statement has become a cornerstone of the new look Constitution. Find a copy of the Statement http://oheh2016.org/aspiration-statement/
Postdoctoral Position with the Environment, Community, Health Observatory Network at the University of Northern British Columbia
The ECHO Network is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to the design and conduct of foundational research and evaluation relating to our Canadian and international team project. The position will contribute to knowledge synthesis and evaluation regarding integrative tools and processes relevant to the design of intersectoral-oriented observatory networks. Read more here.
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New Membership Fee Structure
Now that we have separated from the Journal and have established different operational costs per annum, we can review our membership fees and encourage representation and membership base growth, aligned within different Regional Chapters identified in the Constitution. The proposed membership categories are contained within the proposed Constitution and are as follows:
- Peak Body Membership (no Governing Board): $650AUD per annum
- Organisational Membership (a Governing Board): $500AUD per annum
- Individual Membership (over the age of 18): $50AUD per annum
- Student Membership (over the age of 18 and studying f/t or p/t): $30AUD per annum
All these memberships categories can be offered as multiyear options on the website and does not include the Journal as part of the Subscription costs.
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Climate Change is Affecting our Health. Is There a Cure?
Professor Johnathan Patz provides a Tedx Talk: Climate Change is Affecting our Health. Is There a Cure?
Public health is being impacted by climate change via many pathways – from alterations in infectious disease transmission to water-source compromise, malnutrition, air pollution, and other factors. This talk includes recent analyses that show how mitigating global warming provides extensive health opportunities, as well as major savings in healthcare costs. Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is Professor & John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also directs the Global Health Institute.
Decolonising Climate Change and the Anthroposcene
See Professor Kyle Whyte from the Michigan State University talking about decolonising climate change and the Anthroposcene as part of the #JustClimate work in Oceania. Indigenous Peoples and the impact of climate change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbAqnbJTW3Y
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