This report summarizes the Winter Institute, held on February 7-9, 2023 in Winnipeg. The event brought together over 100 community experts, policy makers and public health personnel from Northern Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, to explore the potential for partnerships between shelters and public health.
Stream: HIV/STBBI Prevention and Control
Shelters and Public Health: A Winter Institute
The purpose of this gathering was to explore how shelters and public health can work together to improve the health of people who use shelters. Watch recorded presentations and download event resources here.
Connect Care’s Best Practice Advisory for Syphilis
In this case study, we describe the process and planning done by AHS STI Services to create an outbreak strategy using a Best Practice Advisory. The BPA is an example of a promising practice for syphilis testing alerts that can be adapted in other parts of the country.
Maximizing the impact of limited vaccine supply under different early epidemic conditions: a 2-city modelling analysis of monkeypox transmission among men who have sex with men
This study sought to explore how different epidemic conditions could affect optimal allocation of a limited supply of mpox vaccines across 2 partially connected GBMSM networks.
Hepatitis A Immunization and High-Risk Populations in Canada and Internationally
This document is intended to be a resource for public health professionals and policy-makers, to identify similarities and differences among hepatitis A policies and immunization criteria in Canada.
Structured Stigma in Public Health
This webinar considers existing structured stigma in public health and the consequences that this stigma has had on different communities.
Prison Health is Public Health: The right to hepatitis C prevention, testing, and care in Canada’s correctional settings
The webinar provides an overview of the current state of hepatitis C care in correctional settings, explores evidence for prevention, testing and treatment in these facilities, and gives recommendations on how to improve prison health care for hepatitis C.
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.
Summary of Findings from the 2021 Manitoba Harm Reduction Network Evaluation
This document summarizes key findings from the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network Evaluation. Findings include recommendations for changes to programs and practices that can be made by harm reduction service providers, clinics, and other public health organizations.
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…