A national overview of the legislation, regulations and guidelines relevant to partner notification (contact tracing) from Canada’s Provinces, Territories and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
A Mixed-Methods Approach to Addressing Challenges Related to STBBI Partner Notification in Canada: Consultation Proceedings
Partner Notification for STBBI: Why, for whom and how? Deciding on Useful Products and Tools for Public Health Practitioners (Proceedings from a Knowledge Exchange Forum)
A two-day knowledge exchange forum held in 2013 to begin to prioritize issues, and to assess the knowledge gaps and other knowledge translation needs related to PNA.
Outcomes Related to STI Partner Notification
A review of evidence examining the effect of partner notification strategies.
HIV Partner Notification: A review of the evidence with recommendations to move the field forward
An analysis of peer-reviewed published evidence on HIV Partner Notification (PN) with special consideration for its application to the current Canadian context.
New Technologies for Partner Notifications for Sexually Transmitted Infections
This evidence review intends to summarize and synthesize the literature relating to the use of these new technologies. This information can be used to inform public health practices as well as policies and procedures for implementing new technologies for STI partner notification.
Partner Notification for Sexually-transmitted Infections: Policy Options
A brief overview of the purposes and standards of Partner Notification, including how it’s done, by whom, what the “best” approaches may be, as well as what’s next in the field.
A Review of Evidence on Partner Notification Practices for Chlamydia
The objectives of this review are to describe the structure of PN (partner notification) for Chlamydia and provide an analysis of key findings concerning effective practice, including the definition and measurement of outcome indicators, results of comparative studies and reviews of PN practice for Chlamydia, factors associated with improved outcomes, challenges in PN and strategies to address them, and key knowledge gaps.
Anonymous Partner Notification for Sexually-transmitted Infections: Information Sheet
Information sheet discussing challenges facing partner notification when intimate partners are unknown to one another, and the degree to which new technologies (internet, email, texts) may improve the chances of notifying anonymous partners of STI exposure.
Internet Partner Notification for Sexually-Transmitted Infections: Information Sheet
Overview of internet partner notification (i.e., through websites, internet forums, blogs, social media, email and texts), as a means for patients and public health practitioners to reach out to anonymous partners. Discusses reported effectiveness of IPN, which populations may be more open to IPN, and quantity and quality of evidence about effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and where further study is needed.