Big Data for Public Health

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) brings collaborators together to explore what can be learned from big data to inform public health decision-making for the control of infectious diseases.

Out of the ashes: Ashcroft Indian Band and the Elephant Hill wildfire – Insights for public health responses to long-term evacuation

This case study by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) explores the evacuation of Ashcroft Indian Band following the Elephant Hill wildfire in 2017. It includes insight into the health and social impacts of the evacuation, as well as the role of public health to support long-term emergency planning and recovery.

Opportunities for Public Health to Reduce the Burden of COVID-19 among Migrant Agricultural Workers in Canada

Migrant agricultural workers come to Canada annually to help farmers with planting, harvesting, and processing foods. Clusters of community-acquired COVID-19 among migrant agricultural workers in Ontario during the 2020 growing season signify that migrant agricultural workers are vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19. This does not mean that the men and women who…

Navigating the Canadian health care system: Refugee women’s experience

TRANSCRIPT DON’T SEE PLAYER? // Listen HERE Zeeshan:           Welcome to a brand new episode of Infectious Questions, a public health podcast produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases. At NCCID, we help those with infectious disease questions connect to those with answers. Hello, I’m Zeeshan Qadar. Shivoan:            And I’m Shivoan Balakumar. For this episode of the…

Public Health Response and Health Status of Asylum Seekers: A Review of the International Literature and Implications for the Canadian Context

The number of asylum seekers crossing the U.S.–Canada border has seen a significant increase since the U.S. election in November, 2016. In order to aid in establishing an effective public health response, current gaps in knowledge regarding health status, access to health care, and barriers to access of asylum seekers in Canada were identified.