New for 2017, NCCID issues a national 'Thunderclap'—an on-line campaign that broadcasts one resounding antibiotic awareness message across multiple social media accounts, all at the same time. It’s a wakeup call for Canadians to use antibiotics wisely, supported by healthcare organizations and patient safety proponents throughout Canada. Resources are shared to help professionals, patients, and members of the public to learn and do more to keep antibiotics working. Sign up today to help share a unified message this Antibiotic Awareness Week—it just takes one click!

A Provincial Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: Successes and Challenges in Alberta

Worldwide, antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a serious public health threat. In this case study, we describe the processes and structures put in place by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to support and maintain coordinated antimicrobial stewardship programs in the province.

PODCASTS | “Create H2O” First Nations Water Research Conference

Based on two keynote presentations at the 4th annual “Create H2O” First Nations Water Research Conference, these two episodes of NCCAH's Voices from the Field podcast—"From the Lab to the Reserve: The Transformative Power of Community-Engaged Scholarship," and "Water: Our First Relative, Our First Responsibility"—were produced in conjunction with NCCID and NCCEH.

Public health responses for refugee claimants

NCCID is collecting evidence on public health responses for refugee claimants (including asylum seekers) for the Canadian context. Questions or comments? Please feel free to share with us. Contact Zeeshan Qadar, Project Manager, at 204-318-2582 or qadarsmz@umanitoba.ca.

recent refugee health publications from NCCID

Welcoming Refugees: Niagara Region’s Guide for Primary Care

In this case study, we describe the process and planning done by a dedicated team in the Niagara Region, as an example of public health preparation for refugees that could be adapted in other parts of the country.

Integrated LTBI Care for Refugees: Successes & Challenges at BridgeCare Clinic in Winnipeg

In this case study, we share the story of the success of BridgeCare Clinic, a model of integrated TB services for government-assisted refugees for its approach to improving latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) treatment completion outcomes in priority populations.

Promoting mental health for children and youth at the population level

What do we know about promoting mental health for children and youth at the population level? And what is the Public Health role in this work? Staff from across the six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCs) have been asking these questions in response to gaps identified by the public health community, and can now offer this community a new suite of resources. Visit NCCPH.CA to learn more about this project and download the complete collection. 

PODCAST | Infectious Questions

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


NCCID Disease Debriefs provide Canadian public health practitioners and clinicians with information on prominent infectious diseases for Canadian public health practice.