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.
Introduction - Digital Story Research Project
The short video mite achimowin: Heart Talk – First Nations Women’s Expressions of Heart Health Digital Story Research Project, provides an introduction to the project and Indigenous and biomedical models that lend to heart health and wellness.
Across Canada, syphilis continues to mostly affect men who have sex with men, but on the Prairies, rates are also high among heterosexual women. In this conversation, the last in a series produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases in conjunction with the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, we’ll hear from Dr. Jared Bullard, a paediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Manitoba who works primarily out of the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg. He’ll discuss recent increases in cases of congenital syphilis, the risks it poses to a foetus, as well as prevention strategies. He spoke with NCCID’s Jami Neufeld.Read More
Behind the Curtain of Mathematical Modelling : Inside a collaborative modelling project on public health strategies for syphilis management
This case study describes the experiences of an interdisciplinary team associated with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), the University of Toronto, and Harvard University who came together to apply mathematical modelling to assess the impact of a newly designed intervention to reduce the burden of syphilis in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their story illustrates how mathematical modelling can provide timely evidence to guide decision-making by public health planners and practitioners throughout the implementation of a new intervention. The lessons they share may help to demystify modelling and reveal the benefits of collaborations between modellers and public health personnel.Read More
Standard burden of disease measures identify differences in disease patterns and trends for a population, but do not always look for differences within the population. We need a different approach to thinking about and measuring burden of disease—one that considers the social determinants of health and the effects of inequity.Read More
This concept paper serves as a starting point for a critical examination of burden of disease, with the longer-term goal of developing a framework to guide transparent, fair, meaningful, and practical measures of burden.Read More
Understanding Summary Measures Used to Estimate the Burden of Diseases: All About HALYs, DALYs and QALYs
Summary measures of the burden of disease in a population are popular and widely used, as they can simplify complex information about diseases, including risk factors, and the likelihood of resulting disability or other harm (morbidity), or death (mortality). This factsheet introduces the basic summary measures of burden of disease.Read More