NEW | BC’s Campaign on Antibiotic Resistance
The AntibioticWise.ca website supports the Do Bugs Need Drugs media campaign initiatives in BC, directing the public to relevant and specific information about antibiotic stewardship and resistance. Learn more about antibiotic resistance at AntibioticWise.ca
NEW | A Short Review of Literature on the Effects of Climate Change on Mosquito-Borne Illnesses in Canada
Consequences of climate change include a change in the distribution, habitat and geographic range of mosquito vectors known to transmit disease, potentially putting Canadians at risk. This short review of the available literature informs public health practitioners and planners of the anticipated effects of climate change on select mosquito-borne disease in humans.
Building on the first CARSS report released in March 2015, the 2016 report presents a more detailed analysis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) in humans and animals in Canada based on surveillance data up to 2014. This year’s report presents an executive summary of key data, followed by detailed information and analysis on AMR and AMU in humans and animals. The 2016 CARSS report also includes the important work of the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network Task Group on Surveillance.
BACKGROUNDER on common concepts and measures of disease burden used in population and public health. It also reflects on emerging interpretations of disease burden and suggests questions that might be asked of those writing and speaking about burden of disease.
• Framing Burden: Towards a new framework for measuring burden of disease in Canada
This collaborative calendar lists upcoming events from across the National Collaborating Centres.
Webinar | Data Management / Coordination and Refugee Health
November 16, 2016 presentation about one Ontario city’s recent experience with data management / coordination. The City of Hamilton Public Health Services team was responsible for creating a strategy on the fly, working with several agencies to collect, collate and share such basic data as the names, ages, sex and location/address of refugees, but also vaccination status, health assessment status and dental screening results. Archived copies available upon request.
WEBINAR // Refugee Oral Health: Interim Federal Health Plan (IFHP) Coverage
In this 18 October 2016 presentation, our two presenters delved into refugee oral health, both in children and adults. Content covered key findings from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, including the oral health needs of immigrants and refugees in Winnipeg and the coverage offered by IFHP (Interim Federal Health Program), and a large scale refugee oral health program offered by the University of Saskatchewan.