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: Migration and Mobility
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.
Learning from Indigenous Leaders: Climate change and public health
This video-infographic series shares Indigenous perspectives on climate change, infectious disease, and public health.
Global Immunization Programs: A Summary and Consideration of Polio Vaccine Programs
This document provides a summary of the significant progress made in immunization globally, and a history of efforts towards polio eradication. The aim of this project is to explore various strategies used by other parts of the world and provide recommendation to improve Canada immunization programs, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic. There are lessons to be learned for Canada from the experiences of other countries in providing mass immunization programs.
Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Preserving antibiotics through community stewardship
In this presentation, we examine the successful interventions and outcomes from the Alberta and BC community antimicrobial stewardship programs. We finish with a discussion of next steps in making the case for other provincial community antimicrobial stewardship programs.
The Effects of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Diseases in Canada Comic
This short comic provides a brief overview of how climate change can affect the spread and transmission of vector-borne diseases in Canada
Health and Social Impacts of Long-term Evacuation due to Natural Disasters in First Nations Communities: A summary of lessons for public health
This webinar overviews the impact of evacuations on First Nations communities through two case studies: the Ashcroft Indian Band following the Elephant Hill Wildfire in 2016, and the Siksika Nations following the Bow River flood in 2013.
Health and social impacts of long-term evacuation due to natural disasters in First Nations communities: A summary of lessons for public health
This summary document by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) describes the Long-Term Evacuees Project. It includes lessons learned from community-based research, as well as implications for public health responses to long-term evacuations due to natural disasters.
From the floodwaters: Siksika Nation and the Bow River flood – 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 Siksika Nation following the Bow River flood in 2013. It includes insight into the health and social impacts of the evacuation and the role of public health to support long-term emergency planning and recovery.
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
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