NCCID Alert: Emerging Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks
MAY 2018

Policies and Provisions for Public Health Surveillance: Summary and Analysis of the 2016 Zika Scan

In 2016, the NCCID conducted a scan of legislation and policies governing emerging infectious diseases reporting, using Zika as a example. NCCID has now released a summary and analysis comparing across Canadian jurisdictions.

Modelling and Public Health: the Canadian Databases for Vector Diseases

In 2016, public health practicianers and analysts, as well mathematical modelling researchers, were brought together to learn how the two disciplines – modelling and public health – can collaborate to improve disease prevention and control. In order to explore this new frontier, they require data on vectors (such as mosquitos) that can be used to predict emerging diseases. The NCCID and NCCEH have partnered to create the Canadian Databases for Disease Vectors in order to fill this gap.

Conservation and Public Health : a Webinar with Dr. Craig Stephen, NCCID advisory board member
Register now for "Conservation as a Public Health Strategy for Climate Change Preparedness" presented by the NCCEH on May 9th at 2pm EDT.

This presentation will explore how nature conservation can play a prominent role in public health planning. Wildlife health will be used to illustrate how nature contributes to multiple social and environmental determinants of health. A new perspective of health equity is offered that focusses on inter-generational and inter-species approaches.

Help Improve the Public Health Response for Long-term Evacuees

Attending the CPHA conference? Include a pre-conference session on May 28 from 1 to 4:30 pm on strengthening the population-level responses for long-term evacuees across Canada.  Non CPHA attendees, including students and practicianers from all areas of public health, are welcome to register and participate in this public consultation. Registration closes May 18th. 

Very little is known in Canada about the needs of long-term evacuees following immediate emergency responses to natural and man-made disasters. This session will bring together a wide spectrum of stakeholders to explore public health roles to support long-term evacuees in Canada after typical emergency response interventions conclude. Join the NCCs to help shape a two-year project to identify knowledge gaps, including the systemic and structural inquities that put First Nations, Métis, Inuit, rural and remote individuals and communities at risk.
NCCID is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
Production of this newsletter has been made possible through a financial contribution from PHAC. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of PHAC.

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