Standard burden of disease measures identify differences in disease patterns and trends for a population, but do not always look for differences within the population. We need a different approach to thinking about and measuring burden of disease—one that considers the social determinants of health and the effects of inequity.
The Outreach Planning Guide focuses on the challenges of planning and managing an outreach program to help deliver information, services and referrals to populations that practitioners often have difficulty reaching, especially those vulnerable to HIV and other STBBIs.
Key Points: Food security is a key determinant of health, and is achieved when all people have the physical and economic means to access, at all times, sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Good nutritional status is critically important for immune function […]
An overview of the Edmonton Learning Site — a partnership with Alberta Health Services — and its implications for public health program planning; specifically, outreach to vulnerable populations for the prevention of HIV and other STBBI.