IQ7: The benefits of universal screening to refugee oral health

In this episode, we continue our look at refugee oral health: specifically, the benefits of universal screening and how to optimize collaborations between primary care providers and dentists. Dr. Carlos Quiñonez, an associate professor of dental public health at the University of Toronto, returns as our guest expert.

Published: 2017

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IQ8: Refugee oral health and the Interim Federal Health Program

In this episode, we continue our look at refugee oral health. Last episode, we discussed universal screening and how to optimize collaboration between primary care providers and dentists. This time around, we’ll discuss the Interim Federal Health Program. It provides limited, temporary coverage of healthcare benefits to people who aren’t eligible for health insurance.

Published: 2017

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IQ9: Tuberculosis priorities at End TB 2017 (TB Talk, Pt 1)

This episode, we turn our attention to tuberculosis. This February, the city of Vancouver played host to End TB 2017, a meeting of the International Union Against Tuberculosis, specifically, the North American Region. We hear a sample of attendees’ top TB priorities. In future episodes, we’ll bring you a number of one-on-one conversations with experts at the meeting.

Published: 2017

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IQ10: Tuberculosis and Cultural Humility (TB Talk, Pt 2)

This episode continues our look at tuberculosis at End TB 2017, a meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. Our guest, Kay Wallis, is a special projects manager with the Curry International Tuberculosis Center. She presented on cultural proficiency among healthcare providers, or, as she calls it, cultural humility.

Published: 2017

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IQ11: The Social Determinants of TB in Indigenous Communities (TB Talk, Pt 3)

The third in our ‘TB Talk’ series, we hear from Dr. Malcolm King, a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He discusses the importance of social determinants of health to the rate of new TB infections and better TB outcomes in remote, northern and Indigenous communities.

Published: 2017

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IQ12 : New Digital Technologies in TB

The fourth in our ‘TB Talk’ series, conversations from the most recent meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. This episode, we hear from Dr. Dennis Falzon, a Medical Officer with the Stop TB Department at the World Health Organization in Geneva. Here, he discusses the WHO’s End TB Strategy, as well as the potential of new technologies to prevent and eliminate TB.

Published: 2017

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IQ1: Zika Virus and pregnant travellers

APRIL 2016: apx. 9 min. | Our first run of the Infectious Questions podcast focuses on an emerging infection very prominent in the media: Zika virus. In this episode, our guest advises public health practitioners on how they might respond to the question of whether someone who’s pregnant ought to cancel any planned travel to Zika-affected areas. The response includes a discussion as to what the risks are and people’s perceptions of the risk.

Published: 2016

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IQ2: Sexual transmission of Zika Virus

APRIL 2016: apx. 9 min. | The second episode of our Infectious Questions podcast continues its focus on Zika virus with our guest expert addressing questions around the sexual transmission of Zika.

Published: 2016

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IQ3: Birth defects and the Zika Virus

This episode continues our focus on Zika virus. Here, our guest expert addresses the strength of the link between Zika infection and birth defects like microcephaly.

APRIL 2016 | apx. 9 min.

Published: 2016

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What’s the buzz on PrEP? Why public health is listening

What are gay men hearing and saying about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)? How are they making sense of this information? Is it changing their sexual behaviours? What are the implications for public health practice? This webinar, hosted by CATIE in partnership with NCCID, presented key findings from ‘Resonance,’ a community-based research project that asked gay men and their service providers what they understood about this new HIV prevention technology and whether it had an impact on their attitudes or behaviours.

Published: 2016

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IQ4: Should pregnant travellers to Zika-endemic areas undergo amniocentesis?

OCTOBER 2016: apx. 9 min. | This episode addresses a question about amniocentesis for pregnant women who’ve recently travelled to Zika endemic areas.

Published: 2016

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IQ5: Should mothers infected with Zika during pregnancy breastfeed?

Once again, Zika virus is the focus of this program. In this episode, we’ll explore two more questions: What healthcare providers should do to evaluate infants with positive or inconclusive Zika virus test results, and, should a mother who had Zika virus infection during pregnancy breastfeed her infant.

Published: 2016

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