Report from June 2016 roundtable gathering over 50 experts, key influencers and stakeholders in the fields of antimicrobial stewardship and resistance to begin developing a Canadian multi-sectoral Antimicrobial Stewardship Action Plan, spanning hospital, long-term care and community settings.
Knowledge of the various contexts in which antimicrobials are used, such as human health, animal health, and agriculture, is required to get a complete picture of what is causing this unprecedented acceleration of resistance and what can be done to reverse it.
The authors conducted a review of peer-review literature and analyzed terminology usage. The intent of this document is to provide public health practitioners and policy makers across disciplines with a lexicon that can lead to consensus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A concept paper intended to act as a starting point for a critical examination of burden of disease, with the longer-term goal of developing a framework to guide transparent, fair, meaningful, and practical measures of burden.
A systematic review of the literature to summarize the epidemiologic evidence on the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccines against A (H1N1) pdm09 infection in post-pandemic seasons.
According to Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), annual vaccination against influenza remains the best available strategy for reducing the risk of serious illness and death due to influenza. This systematic review summarizes epidemiologic evidence on the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccines against A (H1N1) pdm09 infection in post-pandemic seasons.
A national overview of the legislation, regulations and guidelines relevant to partner notification (contact tracing) from Canada’s Provinces, Territories and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
This factsheet describes the uses and functionality of the NCCID resource, the Notifiable Disease Database (NDDB), and briefly explains the process and nuances of notifiable disease reporting in Canada.