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Understanding the Effects of Communications and Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“The role of communication strategies and media discourse in shaping the psychological and behavioural response to the COVID-19 outbreak: an international comparative analysis” During the current COVID-19 pandemic, NCCID has been nimble and responsive, initiating and partnering on numerous COVID-19 related knowledge translation activities. Among them, NCCID is a partner with a team of Canadian…

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Infectious Questions: What health professionals should know about COVID-19 (2019-nCoV)

To support public health knowledge translation during the current outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, NCCID is releasing a Q+A podcast series for public health professionals and health care practitioners in Canada. Listener submissions and feedback will drive podcast topics. Please contact NCCID Project Manager Shivoan Balakumar to submit questions on 2019-nCoV and COVID-19 for future episodes. Listen below or…

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health Covid-19 Resources

Since March, the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health have shifted focus to the COVID-19 pandemic. As each of our Centres works in different areas of public health, each has produced a variety of resources over the last few months. Below is a compilation of those resources and information about each Centre’s ongoing work during…

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NCCID’s Infectious Questions podcast ranked in top public health podcasts of 2020

NCCID continues to contribute resources for public health practitioners during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We’re excited and grateful that MPH Online has ranked Infectious Questions in their top 30 public health podcasts of 2020. As we continue producing episodes of Infectious Questions during this challenging time for public health, we understand the massive physical and…

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…

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…

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.

Emerging Infectious Diseases and Outbreaks

The aim of this project stream at NCCID is to provide the most recent information available on emerging infectious diseases (EIDs): an EID is an infectious disease that has appeared in a population for the first time, or that may have existed previously but is rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range. Outbreaks are the occurrence of disease cases in excess of what would normally be expected for a community, geographical area or season.