NEW // 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.
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
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.
• Framing Burden: Towards a new framework for measuring burden of disease in Canada
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.