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The Portal brings together a broad selection of resources from all six of the National Collaborating Centres (NCCs). Search for resources by clicking on NCC, Type, Topic and Core Competency.

Please note: the Portal is not exhaustive and not all resources are indexed by PHAC Core Competency.

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Exploring socially-responsive approaches to children’s rehabilitation with Indigenous communities, families and children

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health | 03/14/2018 | 1.1 Health knowledge, 1.2 Health system knowledge, 1.4 Use evidence and research , 2.5 Determine meaning, NCCAH

Indigenous children are often denied timely access to critical healthcare and social services that are available to other Canadian children. This is primarily due to chronic underfunding and jurisdictional disputes and confusion over the funding of services. To ensure that Indigenous children have equitable opportunities, developmental and health trajectories, and quality of life and well-being across their life course as non-Indigenous children do, a critical examination of Indigenous children’s rehabilitation is needed.

This paper, authored by Alison Gerlach, PhD, summarizes knowledge about rehabilitation for Indigenous children with developmental challenges, disabilities, and complex health conditions. It explores the relevancy of the concepts of ‘disability’ and ‘rehabilitation’ within the settler-colonial context of Canada, highlights emerging themes in the literature on rehabilitation with Indigenous children in Canada, and identifies current gaps in knowledge and areas for future research. The paper argues that in order for children’s rehabilitation to be responsive to the lived realities of Indigenous communities and families, service delivery models, policies and practices must be informed by an understanding of dis/ability in relation to the multifaceted, historical, and ongoing effects of colonization. This requires a radical shift in service delivery grounded in Indigenous self-determination and human rights.

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Using Evidence in Public Health Decisions: Why it Matters

In this video series, four Canadian experts explain why evidence-informed decision making is essential for public health. David Mowat, Carol Timmings, Gaynor Watson-Creed and Jocelyne Sauvé talk candidly about the impact that using evidence has had on their practices.

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Building a culture of equity in Canadian public health: An environmental scan

This third environmental scan from the NCCDH responds to recent concerns about the Canadian health sector’s significant decline in commitment to public health programs and services. The scan explores implications for the public health sector in undertaking effective action to address the social determinants of health and improve health equity in this context.

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The Aboriginal health legislation and policy framework in Canada

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health | 12/31/2010 | Aboriginal Health, Indigenous health, Policy, 1.2 Health system knowledge, Summary, NCCAH Fact Sheet/ Backgrounder, Framework

A synopsis of the NCCAH report Looking for Aboriginal Health in Legislation and Policies, 1970-2008: The Policy Synthesis Project, which tracks Aboriginal-specific policies and legislation to 2008, providing evidence that Aboriginal health policy in Canada largely remains a patchwork, and highlighting significant gaps and jurisdictional issues.

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