Putting the Pieces Together: A National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Roadmap for improving antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in Canada and lays out a series of 10 areas for a national Action Plan on antimicrobial stewardship that focuses on AMS in the human health context, while recognizing the importance of action in agriculture and animal health as part of a “One Health” approach to AMS.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 279

Glossary of Terms for Infectious Disease Modelling: A Proposal for Consistent Language

A glossary of terms with their definitions that can be used to conceptualize and parameterize models consistent with those applied in public health, epidemiology, and clinical settings related to infectious diseases.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 256

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.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 274

Thinking about burden of disease with equity in mind

Standard burden of disease measures identify differences in disease patterns and trends for a population, but do not always look for differences within the population. We need a different approach to thinking about and measuring burden of disease—one that considers the social determinants of health and the effects of inequity.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 275

A Short Review of Literature on the Effects of Climate Change on Mosquito-Borne Illnesses in Canada

Short review of the available literature and summary of trends to inform public health practitioners and planners of the anticipated effects of climate change on select mosquito-borne disease in humans.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 278

Glossary of Terms: Antimicrobial Resistance

NCCID is working with a number of partners to provide current evidence and knowledge on antimicrobial resistance for public health stakeholders. This Glossary of Terms was developed for NCCID by Katrime Integrated Health. The authors conducted a review of peer-review literature and analyzed terminology usage. The intent of this document is to provide public health […]

Published: 2016

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Project No. 268

The Role of Human Health and Animal Health in Antimicrobial Resistance

Introduction Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is not new; in fact, it is a natural biological phenomenon understood since the discovery of antibiotics. In the early part of the 20th century, AMR was a slow and generally manageable problem, with the simple solution of creating new drugs. Today, however, the overuse of antimicrobials has led to an […]

Published: 2016

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Project No. 269

Canadian Roundtable on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Meeting Report

Report from June 2016 roundtable gathering over 50 experts, key influencers and stakeholders in the fields of antimicrobial stewardship and resistance to begin developing a Canadian multi-sectoral Antimicrobial Stewardship Action Plan, spanning hospital, long-term care and community settings.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 272

Quick Summary: Screening and Vaccination Guide for Refugee and Immigrant Health

In 2011, the CMAJ published detailed evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees as a gold standard for clinical and public health practitioners in Canada. NCCID has designed a summarized version as a quick review tool for clinicians.

Published: 2016

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Project No. 295

Is School Closure an Effective Strategy to Control Influenza? Summary Version

Closing schools seems like a logical approach to managing community outbreaks of influenza. In practice, however, the effectiveness of school closures for managing outbreaks or severe outcomes related to influenza is unclear. Research on school closures has sometimes lacked rigour, often led to contradictory findings, or been insufficient to answer some of the more important questions.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 216

Understanding Summary Measures Used to Estimate the Burden of Disease: All about HALYs, DALYs and QALYs

An introduction to commonly used measures of burden of illness. The ability to consistently describe the relative importance of diseases is important for public health decision-making and planning.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 211

Understanding the Measurement of Global Burden of Disease

Public health practitioners need to understand burden of illness to help set priorities. This document explains the principles and methods of the 2012 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) international project.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 147