Our Story of Public Health Epidemiology in Ontario

APHEO began to take shape in the early 1990’s, and much like the practice of public health epidemiology in Ontario it has grown and evolved over the years. 

While epidemiologists are well known for their documentation of details, we risk letting our own story go untold, or even worse told by others, while we are left out of the conversation. 

APHEO has an active network of local public health epidemiologists. Some of its members have practiced in Ontario since the beginning of APHEO, but many do not share in the story of how local public health epidemiology has advanced over the past 25 plus years. Some of these "old timers” may retire in the next few years and their stories may be lost. In addition to a broad network, APHEO has a robust website which could host a curated electronic collection of pictures and stories of public health epidemiology artifacts.

To this effect, APHEO is looking to set up a designated web space to showcase a curated collection of artifacts and stories that tell the rich story of the history, evolution and impact of local public health epidemiological practice and of APHEO itself.

We would like to ask you to dig through the back of your desk drawers and in your archive boxes to see what kind of treasures you can find and share them with us using the form below, or alternately send them to secretary@apheo.ca.

Examples of what kind of treasures you might share include: 
  • stories about advocacy activities
  • photos from previous conferences and meetings
  • images of old datasets on pin-feed paper or 5 ¼” floppy disks
  • mementos of notable social events (or pictures of them)
  • promotional materials for data sources or agencies that you work (or have worked) with
  • any other 'relic' or 'collectible' you can think of!

Please Note: By submitting photos or other files through this form, you are confirming that you are the photographer, owner or have appropriate permissions to share this content for public posting.  If you are not sure, please contact secretary@apheo.ca to discuss further.
If you are experiencing difficulties with file uploads, please follow up with secretary@apheo.ca to discuss other file-sharing options. The maximum file size is 10MB. If you have larger files, consider compressing them or contact the Secretary to make other arrangements.
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