This paper reviews all relevant qualitative research on the experiences of Canadian healthcare workers who were so critical to the response during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.
Mandatory vaccination remains a difficult public health issue. NCCID commissioned this review of qualitative research that asked Canadian health care workers their views on the subject.
Health promotion is a cornerstone for sexual infection prevention and control in public health. This paper examines the literature on interventions that have been evaluated.
The purpose of this Purple Paper is to consider the settings approach to health promotion in schools, specifically with respect to infectious disease, and to stimulate considerations for the development of a framework to further advance partnerships and collaboration between public health and the education sector in Canada.
1. Introduction School is a place where children learn and develop the life skills to function and thrive. Schools are thus one of the most important settings for children’s physical, emotional and intellectual growth. Given that most children spend so much time in schools, they are also an important setting for public health interventions and…
School closures continue to be considered by public health as a way to manage the spread and severity of influenza. This project provides an up-to-date review and assessment of studies on the effectiveness of closing schools.
Closing schools seems like a logical approach to managing community outbreaks of influenza. In practice, however, the effectiveness of school closures for managing outbreaks or severe outcomes related to influenza is unclear. Research on school closures has sometimes lacked rigour, often led to contradictory findings, or been insufficient to answer some of the more important questions.