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.
Indigenous peoples generally, and First Nations women specifically, are experiencing disproportionately higher rates of chronic conditions and cardiovascular disease compared to the general Canadian population. This paper examines the context of First Nations women’s heart health, with a particular view to understanding the role of colonization in the prevalence of and risk factors for heart diseases, and in diagnosing and treating them. Beyond colonization, authors Diffey, Fontaine and Schultz situate First Nations women’s burden of heart-related illness and risk factors for the disease within a determinants of health framework, including racism and gender. They weave first hand narratives of First Nations women into the paper in order to highlight their unique perspectives and experiences of surviving cardiovascular disease as well as their cultural understandings of heart health. The paper concludes by identifying a number of strategies for closing the gap in First Nations women’s heart health, as well as the challenges and barriers that still need to be addressed.Read More
Disasters can cause disruption to water supplies affecting homes, businesses, and public services. Are you prepared for a water emergency? This video will teach you how to access safe drinking water in an emergency.Read More
As of 2018, it became legal for Canadians to grow up to 4 cannabis plants per household. Having cannabis plants in a home poses risks but there are ways to grow more safely. A transcription in English of this resource is available on the NCCEH website.Read More
In November 2016, the NCCHPP conducted an interview with Carmel Williams, Manager of the Health Determinants and Policy team at the South Australia Department for Health and Ageing. Ms. Williams was in Québec to participate in the Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP - Québec's Annual Public Health Days).
This interview is presented in two clips in which Ms. Williams presents the various dimensions of the Health in All Policies approach.
Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a strategy to address the underlying causes of health and well-being. It is principally about trying to influence the policy approaches and decisions of other government agencies that have the levers and controls to actually influence health and well-being at the population level.
Clip 2 - Health in All Policies: South Australia's Experience
In this second clip, Mrs Williams describes the Australian experience of implementing a Health in All Policies Approach.
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.Read More
Understanding and interpreting research evidence is an important part of practicing evidence-informed public health. You need to understand some basic concepts. This series of short videos explains some important terms that you are likely to encounter when looking at research evidence.Read More
The promotion of population mental health and well-being is explored in this archived webcast presented by visiting scholar Dr. Margaret Barry from the National University of Ireland, Galway.Read More
Based on a dream recounted by Rhoda Karetak, this video depicts her encounter and near burial of a baby girl who is gravely ill. Hearing the cries of the baby, Rhoda turns back and pulls the baby back out of the earth. The child's cries turn to giggles and sunshine replaces the dark skies under which this event occurred. Reflecting on this dream, Rhoda draws parallels between burying the sick baby and burying Inuit culture and wisdom, as well as the urgency to revive Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.Read More
All of the contributors interviewed in this video series, from the highly-acclaimed book Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health in Canada: Beyond the Social, share a common concern with improving the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada and beyond. In sharing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit traditional knowledge alongside Western academic and medical knowledge, the authors demonstrate the potential gains of walking in two worlds, integrating the best of both Indigenous and Western knowledge, and honouring and respecting the diverse healing and medical practices available to us today.