Behind the Curtain of Mathematical Modelling : Inside a collaborative modelling project on public health strategies for syphilis management

Case study on the application of mathematical modelling to assess the impact of a newly-designed intervention on the burden of syphilis in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Their story illustrates how mathematical modelling can provide timely evidence to guide decision-making by public health planners and practitioners throughout the implementation of a new intervention.

The lessons they share may help to demystify modelling and reveal the benefits of collaborations between modellers and public health personnel.

Published: 2018

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Project No. 395

Commentary on POCT for HIV/STBBI : an analysis of contextual factors impeding implementation in Canada

  As part of the national efforts to diversify innovative STBBIs testing options for more equitable testing in Canada, NCCID has embarked on a knowledge translation program for public health professionals that aims to synthesize the best available evidence, identify the most adapted service delivery models to reaching underserved populations and highlights next steps to […]

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Project No. 387

Reaching Underserved Populations: Leveraging Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections to Explore New Program Options in Canada

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is one solution for rethinking testing and screening strategies. POCT offers the flexibility to perform medical diagnostic testing outside the clinical laboratory in close proximity to where the patient is receiving care… Read more in this publication.

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Project No. 382

TB Performance Measures Scan – Phase 1

This scan compares TB performance indicators and targets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. This is a student project.

Published: 2018

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Project No. 386

Policies and Provisions for Public Health Surveillance of Zika and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases in Canada : Summary and Analysis of the 2016 Environmental Scan

Policies and Provisions for Public Health Surveillance of Zika and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases in Canada Summary and Analysis of the 2016 Environmental Scan Production of this document has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada through funding for the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases. The views […]

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Project No. 383

Canadian Databases for Disease Vectors

Mathematical modelling is a method of research that allows for simulations of the real world in a virtual space. For Public Health, the results of modelling can be used to determine possible interventions and optimize desired outcomes for populations. At the 2016 5th biennial workshop of the  Pan-InfORM research group, public health practitioners and analysts […]

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Project No. 385

Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis – International Resources for Canadian Public Health Personnel

List of MDR-TB resources that can inform the Canadian Context[1]: 1. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) Update 2017 (PDF) Infographic and fact sheet 2. The Lucky Specials: Tuberculosis Awareness Through Storytelling (2017) A film which educates viewers on the risks, prevention, and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and MDR-TB. The Lucky Specials combines animation and live-action storytelling to […]

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Project No. 381

Chronic diseases and population mental health promotion for children and youth

This discussion paper describes the complex relationship between chronic health conditions and mental health among children and youth. Mental illness can itself be a chronic health condition, and both physical and neurocognitive conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactive disorder and fetal alcohol syndrome disorder, can contribute to mental illness or poor mental health.

Published: 2017

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Project No. 299

Reflections on the Development of the HIV 90-90-90 Cascade Measures: Meeting Proceedings

NCCID and the Surveillance and Epidemiology Division of PHAC, co-hosted a knowledge exchange forum to provide an opportunity to debrief and share lessons learned from the development of the first national cascade estimates.

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Project No. 335

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

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

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.

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Project No. 332