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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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Fact sheet: Environmental Health Risks of Personal Cannabis Cultivation

Personal cultivation as described by the Cannabis Act (2017) will permit adults to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household as of October 17, 2018. The Canadian Federal government will be responsible for regulating and enforcing industry-wide standards for commercial producers, while the provinces and territories will be responsible for overseeing the distribution and sale of cannabis, as well as developing guidelines and rules for growing cannabis at home. This fact sheet identifies health and safety concerns that may be relevant for personal cultivation and recommends key messages to help mitigate some of these risks.

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A Model for Evidence-Informed Decision Making in Public Health

Evidence-informed public health involves integrating the best available research evidence into the decision-making process. Additional factors - community health issues and local context; community and political preferences and actions; and public health resources - create the environment in which that research evidence is interpreted and applied.

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Tackling Poverty in Indigenous Communities in Canada

For First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada, who experience a disproportionate burden of illness, poverty is both deep and widespread. This paper briefly examines the breadth and depth of poverty in Indigenous communities using standard economic indicators. The paper shows some of the ways in which poverty contributes to lack of community health and well-being. It concludes by identifying a number of different strategies for tackling poverty in its economic dimensions, including some that have worked well in Indigenous communities.

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Infographic: Housing as a Social Determinant of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health | 03/27/2017 | Aboriginal Health, Housing, Indigenous health, Social determinants of health and health equity, Fact Sheet/ Backgrounder, NCCAH

An infographic overview included in the "Housing as a Social Determinant of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health" fact sheet. 

This infographic file is available in print quality upon request, please email nccah@unbc.ca

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Anatomy of a Systematic Review

How do you know if a systematic review has been done well? First you need to know the parts that make up a systematic review; then you need to know where to focus your attention to assess the quality. This tool describes the anatomy of a systematic review so you can quickly and easily find the information you need to complete the critical appraisal process.

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Thinking about burden of disease with equity in mind

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.

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Knowledge Sharing and Public Policy Series - Querying Databases to Identify Documents on Knowledge Sharing Targeting Public Policies: Example of One Study

Putting together relevant combinations of keywords to identify documents discussing complex subjects in databases is not easy. Within the context of carrying out a review of the literature on knowledge sharing targeting public policies, we developed a query to search databases through the OVID, EBSCO and ProQuest interfaces. In this document, we present the complete query so that interested readers may draw upon it for inspiration or reproduce it for their own work.

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Notifiable Diseases Database

The Notifiable Diseases Database is a public online resource for notifiable disease policy information in Canada. It provides a central location where federal, provincial and territorial notifiable disease lists, case definitions and legislated reporting requirements can be easily retrieved and compared. The Notifiable Diseases Database is particularly useful for Canadian public health officials, policy makers, epidemiologists, practitioners and researchers, among others. It provides context to the collection of provincial, territorial and national surveillance data, which can lead to better interpretation, communication and response in the face of outbreaks and epidemics. The NDDB is used to stimulate discussion regarding variations in notifiable disease lists, terminology, case definitions and reporting criteria across the country.

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Knowledge Sharing and Public Policy Series – A Representation of Influence Processes

Gaining a better understanding of how knowledge circulates in the political sphere can help improve knowledge-sharing practices so as to increase their desired outcomes. In order to deepen this understanding, a graphic representation (a logic model) of the processes through which public health knowledge can influence public policy is presented in this document.

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