Point of Care Testing & Treatment for Syphilis in Provincial Corrections

The webinar is the third in a series that examines corrections as a public health setting for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and care. The webinar will explore evidence for STBBI care in correctional settings, and examine the development, implementation, and results of a point of care tests for syphilis and HIV study in Alberta provincial corrections.

STBBI Opt-Out testing in Provincial Correctional Settings

The webinar is the second in a series that examines corrections as a public health setting for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and care. The webinar will explore evidence for STBBI care in correctional settings, and examine the development, implementation, and results of an opt-out testing program in Alberta provincial corrections.

Co-creating policies and guidelines for STBBI care in correctional centres with people who are incarcerated: the You Matter Project

This webinar explores evidence for STBBI interventions in corrections, and describes the results of the You Matter Project, in which people who are incarcerated, corrections officers, health care providers, researchers, and representatives from community organizations co-created policies and guidelines for STBBI care in BC Provincial Correctional Centres.

Report of an Evaluation of Manitoba Harm Reduction Network Services in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

An Emerging Syndemic Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March of 2020, extensive public health resources have been directed to identifying cases, curbing transmission, and carrying out vaccination campaigns. This focus has undoubtedly saved lives; it has also reduced the attention paid to other public health crises in Canada, including epidemics of sexually transmitted…

Incarceration and Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Diseases

Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) rates have been increasing across Canada, particularly for hepatitis C (HCV), gonorrhea, and syphilis, including the highest rates of congenital syphilis ever reported. STBBI transmission is influenced by social, structural, and environmental factors, and these infections are increasingly associated with substance use, inadequate housing, and a history of incarceration….

Corrections and correctional facilities as a public health setting in Canada

In the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic context, there has been increasing attention to correctional facilities and other congregate settings as catalysts for infectious disease transmission. It is well known that infectious and other diseases are prevalent in correctional facilities around the world and Canada is no exception. Rachlis et al. discuss the importance of considering…