NEW | Health Organizations Release Action Plan to Address Antimicrobial Stewardship

HealthCareCAN and NCCID have jointly released Putting the Pieces Together, A National Action Plan For Antimicrobial Stewardship. The Action Plan lays out ten areas in which governments, healthcare organizations and professionals, civil society groups and the public can collaborate to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics. It is built on the work of 50 experts, key influencers and stakeholders in the field of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) who met at a national roundtable in June 2016. | MORE

Newcomers and Vaccine Decision-Making Practices: Lessons from the Prairies

This January 26 webinar focused on immunization information-gathering and decision-making practices in vulnerable refugee and immigrant populations in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. | MORE


LISTEN | Infectious Questions Podcast

A public health podcast produced by NCCID, Infectious Questions connects those with infectious disease questions to those with answers. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

More than just numbers: Exploring the concept of “burden of disease”

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.


 Thinking about burden of disease with equity in mind

 Framing Burden: Towards a new framework for measuring burden of disease in Canada

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.

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.

BC Campaign on Antibiotic Resistance

The 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

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.

This collaborative calendar lists upcoming events from across the National Collaborating Centres.