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

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.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 313

Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) Management at BridgeCare Clinic (Full Report)

An in-depth review and analysis of the model of latent tuberculosis infection management and promising treatment completion outcomes at BridgeCare Clinic in Winnipeg, Canada.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 311

A Provincial Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: Successes and Challenges in Alberta

Worldwide, antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a serious public health threat. Preserving the ability to use antimicrobials effectively for the future will require far-reaching responses. 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.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 316

Welcoming Refugees: Niagara Region’s Guide for Primary Care

In November 2015, the Canadian government released its initial plan to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees. 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.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 320

Big Data for Infectious Diseases Surveillance and the Potential Contribution to the Investigation of Foodborne Disease in Canada

Recognizing the potential of big data as “an untapped resource of evidence that may be used to inform policy and decision making”, NCCID commissioned a background paper to initiate discussion among Canadian public health professionals. The primary objective was to examine the potential for big data to inform public health policy for infectious disease management in Canada.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 332

Public Health Response and Health Status of Asylum Seekers: A Review of the International Literature and Implications for the Canadian Context

The number of asylum seekers crossing the U.S.–Canada border has seen a significant increase since the U.S. election in November, 2016. In order to aid in establishing an effective public health response, current gaps in knowledge regarding health status, access to health care, and barriers to access of asylum seekers in Canada were identified.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 352

Summary of NACI Recommendations for HPV Immunization

A summary of the recommendations from the four National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Statements on HPV vaccination.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 365

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