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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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Health in All Policies: South Australia's Experience

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy | 03/01/2018 | Advocacy, Healthy public policy, Population health status reporting, Video, NCCHPP

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.

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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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Understanding Research Evidence (11 Videos)

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.

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Video: Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit - Rhoda's Dream: Burying the Baby

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health | 12/22/2016 | Aboriginal Health, Children & youth, Indigenous health, Indigenous knowledges, Inuit health, Video, NCCAH

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.

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Beyond the Social: Author Interviews

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health | 12/21/2016 | Aboriginal Health, Indigenous health, Indigenous knowledges, Podcast , Video, NCCAH Social determinants of health and health equity

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.

Video series on Vimeo | Playlist on SoundCloud

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Grounded in our communities: 3/10 promising practices in Capital Health

Dr. Watson-Creed, Medical Officer of Health, Capital & District Health Authority (Halifax), discusses how Nova Scotia public health’s renewal process resulted in a system-wide focus on health equity. Three promising practices were used: purposeful reporting, community engagement and intersectoral action.

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With Dad: Strengthening the Circle of Care

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health | 02/23/2011 | 7.6 Build community capacity through sharing, Report, Video, NCCAH

How can we welcome fathers back into the circle of care in the post-residential school era in Canada? A national gathering hosted by the NCCAH in February 2011 included elders like George Giant, a residential school survivor, and program leaders like Jake Gearheard of the Ilisaqsivik Society helping address social and cultural change for Inuit men in the Arctic. This narrative report accompanies a documentary film that shares the insights of Elders, fathers, matriarchs and participants on strengthening the role for First Nations, Inuit and Métis fathers in communities, programs, research and policies in Canada.

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