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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

Is School Closure an Effective Strategy to Control Influenza? Summary Version

Closing schools seems like a logical approach to managing community outbreaks of influenza. In practice, however, the effectiveness of school closures for managing outbreaks or severe outcomes related to influenza is unclear. Research on school closures has sometimes lacked rigour, often led to contradictory findings, or been insufficient to answer some of the more important questions.

Published: 2015

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Project No. 216

Effectiveness of School Closure for the Control of Influenza: A Review of Recent Evidence

School closures continue to be considered by public health as a way to manage the spread and severity of influenza. This project provides an up-to-date review and assessment of studies on the effectiveness of closing schools.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 180

The Settings Approach in Public Health: Thinking about Schools in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

The purpose of this Purple Paper is to consider the settings approach to health promotion in schools, specifically with respect to infectious disease, and to stimulate considerations for the development of a framework to further advance partnerships and collaboration between public health and the education sector in Canada.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 173

Addressing the Dimensions of Sexual Health: A Review of Evaluated Sexual Health Promotion Interventions

Health promotion is a cornerstone for sexual infection prevention and control in public health. This paper examines the literature on interventions that have been evaluated.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 181

Canadian Healthcare Workers’ Experiences Associated with Vaccination Against Pandemic H1N1 Influenza: A Review of the Qualitative Literature

Mandatory vaccination remains a difficult public health issue. NCCID commissioned this review of qualitative research that asked Canadian health care workers their views on the subject.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 183

Canadian Healthcare Workers’ experiences during pandemic H1N1 influenza: Lessons from Canada’s response

This paper reviews all relevant qualitative research on the experiences of Canadian healthcare workers who were so critical to the response during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 182

Social Media and Sexual Health Promotion: WEBINAR

A Storify version of highlights from a webinar about social media’s utility for sexual health promotion initiatives, including examples of interventions, issues they address, and evaluative methods and measures used to gauge impact.

Published: 2014

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Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Benefits and Challenges

Key Points: The application of geographic information systems (GIS) to public health practice has great potential for improving our understanding of the ecology and causes of complex health issues, and for guiding the design and evaluation of effective population based programs and strategies. GIS can summarize vast amounts of tabular data into compelling visual maps […]

Published: 2012

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Project No. 112