Recognizing the potential of big data as “an untapped resource of evidence that may be used to inform policy and decision making”, NCCID commissioned a background paper to initiate discussion among Canadian public health professionals. The primary objective was to examine the potential for big data to inform public health policy for infectious disease management in Canada.
In November 2015, the Canadian government released its initial plan to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees. In this case study, we describe the process and planning done by a dedicated team in the Niagara Region, as an example of public health preparation for refugees that could be adapted in other parts of the country.
REGISTRATION CLOSED A copy of this webinar is available upon request. Please contact NCCID Project Manager Margaret Haworth-Brockman to learn more, or get in touch with our Centre via our general inbox. Date: May 17, 2017 Description New information was presented on the potential contributions of big data for infectious diseases surveillance and the investigation of […]
Join three of Canada’s prominent physicians, Drs. Allan Ronald, Joel Kettner and Julio Montaner, for a webinar that explores the topic of Treatment as Prevention for TB, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS.
Clarence Frenchman & Albert McLeod The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, together with the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada, hosted a Google Hangout On-Air about culturally-safe nursing practices and STBBIs in Indigenous communities. The 1-hour webinar was co-led by Clarence Frenchman, a Nurse Manager/HIV Case Coordinator at the Ahtahkakoop Health Centre in Saskatchewan, and […]
“Share, Poke, tag” This panel drew on the expertise of health researchers, advocates and program managers working with clients of sexual health promotion programs across the country. Presenters spoke about their own work in the use of social media for prevention and control of STIs, with particular emphasis on factors that lead to success and […]
Key Points: The application of geographic information systems (GIS) to public health practice has great potential for improving our understanding of the ecology and causes of complex health issues, and for guiding the design and evaluation of effective population based programs and strategies. GIS can summarize vast amounts of tabular data into compelling visual maps […]
This publication summarizes the experiences of a Public Health Outreach Team (PHOT) in delivering HIV and syphilis POCT from February 2011 until December 2012, in Alberta. It provides an overview of the training required to accommodate and initiate this POCT project, quality assurance details, challenges experienced throughout the study, and the implications for the future of offering HIV POCT in practice, outside of a research project setting.
A Storify version of highlights from a webinar about social media’s utility for sexual health promotion initiatives, including examples of interventions, issues they address, and evaluative methods and measures used to gauge impact.