Measuring What Counts in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Equity Indicators for Public Health

Under the leadership of public health agencies, departments and units across the country, the 2020 responses to COVID-19 in Canada have seen an unprecedented mobilization of funds, human resources and materials. Responses have involved communities and multiple federal, provincial and territorial departments across the country.

PHAC Agent-Based Model on COVID-19

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Article CMAJ Article – Projected effects of nonpharmaceutical public health interventions to prevent resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Canada This paper describes the results of predictive modelling of several nonpharmaceutical measures used to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. A Public Health Agency of Canada research team used an aged-structured agent-based…

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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…

Synergies in Infectious Disease Modelling for Public Health

Join the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) for a new, interdisciplinary webinar series! The Synergies Series harnesses the knowledge of experts from several disciplines and nations. Collaborators share research evidence, context-based insights, information on data availability, and practical tools to develop better infectious disease models and evidence-based public health policies for the control…

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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…

Mycoplasma genitalium

The purpose of this disease debrief is to communicate evidence that supports M. genitalium as an emerging Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and the concerns regarding potential antibiotic-resistant strains. Risk factors for STIs are broad and outlined in Section 2: Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections – Primary care and sexually transmitted infections. NCCID Disease Debriefs provide…

Legionella

UPDATE OF NOVEMBER 18, 2019: NCCID Disease Debriefs provide Canadian public health practitioners, clinicians and advisors with up-to-date reviews of essential information on prominent infectious diseases for Canadian public health practice. While not a formal literature review, information is gathered from key sources including peer reviewed literature, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the…

Ebola

UPDATE OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 : Please, read the STATEMENT FROM CDC REGARDING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) DECLARATION ON OFFICIAL END OF NINTH EBOLA OUTBREAK NCCID Disease Debriefs provide Canadian public health practitioners and clinicians with up-to-date reviews of essential information on prominent infectious diseases for Canadian public health practice. While not a formal literature…

Candida auris

UPDATE OF AUGUST 29, 2019: NCCID Disease Debriefs provide Canadian public health practitioners and clinicians with up-to-date essential information on prominent infectious diseases for Canadian public health practice. While not a formal literature review, information is gathered from key sources including the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the USA Centers for Disease Control and…

Syphilis

UPDATE OF AUGUST 12, 2019: The purpose of this Disease Debrief is to provide public health personnel in practice and in policy with a quick reference and to encourage practitioners to test for syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in individuals with opportunities for infection. Risk factors for STIs are broad and outlined in Section…