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

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is responding to antimicrobial resistance and contributing to antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) by building and coordinating a structured, provincial stewardship program. This is a story of the successes and challenges of building a provincial program told from the perspectives of the members of the AHS AMS Committee, an interdisciplinary team working in […]

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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

Big Data for Infectious Diseases Surveillance and the Potential Contribution to the Investigation of Foodborne Disease in Canada: An Overview and Discussion Paper Executive Summary Recognizing the potential for ‘big data’ as “an untapped resource of evidence that may be used to inform policy and decision making”, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease commissioned […]

Published: 2017

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Project No. 332

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 […]

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Project No. 269