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Fightflu.ca

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Fightflu.ca is brought to you by your federal, provincial and territorial governments to help you and your family stay healthy and prevent the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases. Through this website, you can have access not only to general information related to influenza, but also to information and resources specific to your province or territory. This pan-Canadian portal represents a unique approach by all levels of government to provide Canadians with a single source of credible information that will help them to protect themselves not only from seasonal flu, but also from a host of other infectious diseases, including pandemic influenza. Within the portal, you will find general information about influenza and how it spreads, along with simple tips to prevent infection, such as: Getting a flu shot; Handwashing; Covering coughs and sneezes; Keeping shared surfaces clean; and Staying home when sick.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dr. Mike's Health Whiteboards

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Short evidence-based health videos that cut through the crap and give common-sense advice via a YouTube Channel.
Sunday, September 29, 2013

mCTL: My Clinical Trial Locator

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"Myclinicaltriallocator.com was created to help patients and physicians find one another in an increasingly complex health care landscape where clinical trials proliferate but may be difficult to navigate. Myclinicaltriallocator.com permits patients to learn about clinical trials, search for clinical trials, clinical research, and observational studies by disease, condition or location in the United States and around the world. The site lists all existing clinical trials, regardless of whether they are open or closed, and provides information on eligibility and contact information. The site is comprehensive and includes clinical trials for drugs/medications; medical devices; medical procedures and interventions; and studies that look at lifestyle or behavioral changes, such as nutrition, diet or exercise. Patients can view clinical trials on a map and sign up for “push notification” to find out about new clinical trials."
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis

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The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), in partnership with the National Advisory Council (NAC) on Prescription Drug Misuse, released a comprehensive 10-year, pan-Canadian strategy on April 2, 2013, First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis. The strategy highlights the action required to address the devastating harms associated with prescription drugs in Canada in the areas of prevention, education, treatment, monitoring and surveillance, and enforcement.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Citizen's Guide to Health Indicators: A Reference Guide for Canadians

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For individuals with an interest in health care and how to use health information, this resource provides an introduction to health indicators: what they are, where they come from, and how they can influence health care decisions and policies.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)

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NCCID gathers, distills and disseminates current information, technology and tools on infectious diseases and ensures it reaches public health practitioners to the benefit of all Canadians. We identify gaps in research and knowledge and bring it to the attention of researchers and their funding bodies. NCCID collates relevant information and helps public health practitioners understand and use the latest research and evidence. Our conferences and strategic consultations bring together Canadian and international experts and help foster collaboration.
Monday, December 10, 2012

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)

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Our mandate is to increase the expertise of public health actors across Canada in healthy public policy through the development, sharing and use of knowledge. At the NCCHPP, our interest is in Healthy Public Policy, which we understand to mean public policy that potentially enhances populations' health by having a positive impact on the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health.
Monday, December 10, 2012

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)

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We are one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. Our focus is on the social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians. We translate and share evidence with public health organizations and practitioners to influence interrelated determinants and advance health equity. The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) is based in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and is hosted by St. Francis Xavier University. Our products and services are available and relevant to all organizations that make up the public health sector in Canada, including *Health authorities/health units *Ministries of health and public health agencies (provincial and federal) *Public health associations *The practitioners, decision makers and researchers that work within public health
Monday, December 10, 2012

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH)

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The NCCAH supports a renewed public health system in Canada that is inclusive and respectful of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Using a holistic, co-ordinated and strengths-based approach to health, the NCCAH fosters links between evidence, knowledge, practice and policy while advancing self-determination and Indigenous knowledge in support of optimal health and well-being.
Monday, December 10, 2012

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH)

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Six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) located throughout the country are helping to strengthen and renew the public health system in Canada. Established in 2005 and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada, the NCCs produce information to help public health professionals improve their response to public health threats, chronic disease and injury, infectious diseases and health disparities. The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health's mission is to translate relevant evidence produced by academics and researchers so that it can be used by public health practitioners and policy-makers.
Monday, December 10, 2012
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