Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of Type 2 Diabetes as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones. For more information, visit:
"I got my degree in physiology, but I didn’t want to do research for the rest of my life, so I went into nursing, because I thought nurses are the point of entry into the healthcare system."says Rhonda Goodtrack, an advisor to Aboriginal students at the Native Access Program to Nursing and Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
"So I applied, got in, went through the four years, got my degree and went to work in public health right out of nursing school."...
For Practitioners! Our new Physical Activity Counselling Toolkit is now available online! This timely and practical toolkit offers ten plain language resources for practitioners to use when working with their clients.
Over the last year, our staff and an advisory committee have been working hard to developing these resources. Each resource in the toolkit has been designed to help facilitate the physical activity counselling process. Practitioners can use these resources as handouts and refer to them online. Each resource has been reviewed and endorsed by the Alberta CSEP (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology).
The resources include:
Practitioners are encouraged to use any or all of these resources when working with clients.
We’d love to hear from you about these resources, whether now or after you have put them to use! Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this project was provided by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation. We would also like to acknowledge the hard work of our Advisory Committee members and the helpful involvement of the Alberta-CSEP.
New Release-The Role of Social Support in Reducing Psychological Distress
A new Analysis in Brief titled The Role of Social Support in Reducing Psychological Distress has been released by the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
This study demonstrates that social support is an important factor in promoting the transition from high levels to lower levels of distress two years later; it also shows that the significant supports are different for men and women. For women, regular opportunities to interact and talk with people showed a reduction in distress, whereas for men, being married was connected to improvements in levels of distress.
Click here to download this Analysis in Brief.
For more information about this product, please contact Lisa Corscadden at email@example.com.
Release-Disparities in Primary Health Care Experiences Among Canadians With Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
Despite a tendency to report overall satisfaction with their primary health care, Canadians living with ambulatory care sensitive conditions may not be receiving all the care they need, according to a new release titled Disparities in Primary Health Care Experiences Among Canadians With Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions. Barriers and challenges exist for two groups in particular--lower-income individuals and women. Lower-income individuals are less likely to report that their primary health care physician involves them in clinical decisions, and women are less likely than men to report receiving all four recommended tests for chronic disease monitoring or to have medication side effects explained.
This new report by the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) looks at differences by socio-economic and geographic conditions, health conditions and sex in the access to, use of and appropriateness of primary health care experiences for people diagnosed with ambulatory care sensitive conditions.
Click here to download this report.
For more information, contact Sushma Mathur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return on Investment: Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention
The Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) commissioned the Canadian Policy Network at the University of Western Ontario to complete a scoping study that examines the return on investment and cost effectiveness of mental health promotion.
Mental health issues will be among the leading causes of disability in Canada by 2030, yet there is limited information about the costs of interventions for mental illness prevention and mental health promotion. This scoping study found that there is research showing a return on investment for some mental health promotion/illness prevention interventions. The strongest evidence was for interventions targeting children and youth (such as those that focus on conduct disorders, depression, parenting, and suicide awareness and prevention), while the weakest evidence was from the workplace sector.
Click here to download this report.
For more information, contact Karen Weir at email@example.com.
Produced by the Canadian Population Health Initiative, this report explores two aspects of the urban physical environment known to negatively affect health: outdoor air pollution and heat extremes. It examines hospitalization rates for respiratory and circulatory diseases in relation to residential distance from a pollution-emitting facility and uses Toronto and Montréal as case studies to explore the relationship between heat extremes and health service utilization for respiratory and circulatory diseases.
New Release - Population Health Intervention Research Casebook The Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), in partnership with the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), produced a casebook that showcases population health intervention (PHIR) in Canada.
To download a copy of the report visit CIHI's website, https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC1604
Recognizing and Exploring Positive Mental Health—Policy Dialogue: Synthesis and Analysis
"Those who are already more vulnerable to poor health may be at increased risk of being exposed to the effects of air pollution and heat extremes because of the areas in which they live"says Urban Physical Environments and Health Inequalities - the newest report from CIHI.
Very interesting article in the CMAJ, May 24, 2011, Aboriginal Children Less Likely To Receive Kidney Transplants. . . .
The study, by researchers from the University of Calgary, the Alberta Children's Hospital, McGill University, the Montréal Children's Hospital, University of Alberta and the Stollery Children's Hospital, consisted of 843 children who began treatment for kidney failure between 1992 and 2007. It included children in 9 of 10 Canadian provinces and all three territories.
Nurse Fatigue & Patient Safety Research Report
CNA has recently release a discussion paper on Harm Reduction and Illegal Drugs, Implications for Nursing Policy, Practice, Education and Research
La réduction des méfaits et les drogues illicites : implications pour les politiques, la pratique, la formation et la recherche en soins infirmiers
Newly released publication, The Crisis of Chronic Disease among Aboriginal Peoples: A Challenge for Public Health, Population Health and Social Policy.
Important finding that could be lost among all the others in this quite dense little article we've just finished with some colleagues in Australia and New Zealand. (Documents/HIV/HIV 3C near final.pdf)
Based on HIV new diagnoses up to 2008 in most of Canada, transmission in Aboriginal populations is increasingly through heterosexual intercourse; young Aboriginal women are four times more likely to be diagnosed HIV positive than are their male counterparts. It seems likely that prevalence rates are well past the arbitrary 1% said to define a generalized HIV epidemic.
This means the HIV prevention business cannot continue as usual.
We need to see a lot more resources tracked into HIV surveillance and prevention in Aboriginal communities, shifting gears from the contained epidemic model to one of a generalising epidemic.
I did a briefing note (Documents/HIV/briefing note -- when is an epidemic generalized 18may2011.pdf) that should explain it a bit better than I can do in a few lines. If you would like to discuss the article or its implications, please do get in touch.
I would also welcome hearing about anyone else you think should receive this (and please do pass it on to anyone you think might be interested).
First Nation and Inuit Health Branch
Newly released: Health Canada’s Strategy Against Tuberculosis for First Nations On-Reserve, information on the Strategy and the Strategy itself can be found at: www.health.gc.ca/tuberculosis
Contaminated Sites Division within the Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
Health Canada is very pleased to advise you of the release of 5 Human Health Risk Assessment and Public Involvement guidance documents. The guidance documents below are intended for use by federal government custodial departments responsible for the assessment, management and/or remediation of contaminated sites in Canada, and their consultants.
You can request these documents by visiting our website
* Federal Contaminated Site Risk Assessment in Canada, Part V: Guidance on Human Health Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment for Chemicals
* Federal Contaminated Site Risk Assessment in Canada, Part VI: Guidance on Human Health Detailed Quantitative Radiological Risk Assessment
* Federal Contaminated Site Risk Assessment in Canada, Part VII: Guidance for Soil Vapour Intrusion Assessment at Contaminated Sites
* Federal Contaminated Site Risk Assessment in Canada: Supplemental Guidance on Developing a Contract Statement of Work (SOW) for Human Health Preliminary Quantitative Risk Assessment (PQRA) and Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment (DQRA)
* A Guide to Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Contaminated Site Management
Antipsychotic drugs: Labelling update regarding the risk of abnormal muscle movements and withdrawal symptoms in newborns exposed during pregnancy
Health Canada is informing healthcare professionals and consumers that the prescribing information for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs is being updated. The updated labelling will contain safety information on the potential risk of abnormal muscle movements and withdrawal symptoms in newborns whose mothers were treated with these drugs during the third trimester of their pregnancy.
The communication is also available on the Health Canada Web site at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2011/2011_78-eng.php
Your assistance in disseminating this important safety information would be greatly appreciated.
(See attached file: HC_Antipsychotics - Labelling Change.pdf)
Vous trouverez ci-joint un communiqué de Santé Canada, daté du 15 juin 2011, qui pourrait intéresser vos membres.
Antipsychotiques : Mise à jour de l’étiquetage concernant le risque de mouvements musculaires anormaux et de symptômes de sevrage chez les nouveau-nés exposés à ces médicaments pendant la grossesse
Santé Canada informe les professionnels de la santé et les consommateurs de la mise à jour de l’information posologique pour tous les antipsychotiques. Le nouvel étiquetage comportera de l’information sur le risque possible de mouvements musculaires anormaux et de symptômes de sevrage chez les nouveau-nés dont la mère a pris ces médicaments pendant le troisième trimestre de la grossesse.
Le communiqué peut également être consulté sur le site Web de Santé Canada à l’adresse http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2011/2011_78-fra.php
Merci de bien vouloir diffuser ces renseignements importants en matière d’innocuité.
Decision on the labeling of Cough and Cold Product for Children.
Two new resources on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:
J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol Vol 18(3):416-e425; September 1, 2011
J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol Vol 18(3):e426-e439; September 1, 2011
The conference was held at the University of Alberta on
May 17–21, 2010
To view the presentations from this very informative Conference go to the University of Alberta website at, www.nursing.ualberta.ca/tast/. Once on the website click the Conference information link on the left and then the Presentation selection on the left.
New resource book on CHRs titled: Voices of Community Health Representatives, http://www.niichro.com/2004/pdf/voices-of-community-health-representatives.pdf also available in French Témoignages de représentatants en santé communautaire, http://www.niichro.com/2004/pdf/temoignages-de-representants-en-sante-communautaire.pdf.
PROVINCIAL INFECTIOUS DISEASE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PIDAC)
Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee on Surveillance has updated the following best practice document, first published in June 2008, to assist infection prevention and control professionals to develop and implement their surveillance programs in a manner that will permit comparisons with their peers and allow them to quickly detect early increases in health care-associated infections that may indicate the presence of an outbreak.
The revised Best Practices for Surveillance of Health Care-associated Infections in Patient and Resident Populations is available online.
On April 1, 2011, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care transferred responsibility for the functions of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) to Public Health Ontario (formerly the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion), recognizing the alignment of PIDAC activities with Public Health Ontario’s legislated mandate. Public Health Ontario looks forward to building on PIDAC’s accomplishments. For more information about the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee, explore our website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2009/10 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study has now been released. Entitled "The Health of Canada’s Young People: a mental health focus", the report looks at the emotional and mental health of young people and its relationship with various health behaviours, outcomes and social factors. The issues addressed by the study include: unintentional injuries, healthy living, healthy weights, risky behaviours (including sexual health practices and substance use and abuse), bullying, and their mental health context. The report is based on the Canadian data from the 2010 cycle of the cross-national HBSC study. Download here, http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/dca-dea/prog-ini/school-scolaire/behaviour-comportements/publications/hcyp-sjc-eng.php?utm_source=Stakeholders_Ab&utm_medium=email_eng&utm_campaign=HSBC_Report_2012
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) wishes to advise you that a guidance document entitled "The Use of Antiviral Drugs for Influenza: Guidance for Practitioners, 2010-11" is now available on the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI Canada) web site and is also available via the PHAC FightFlu.ca web site, under Information for health professionals link on the upper right hand side of the page. Web links to the FightFlu.ca and AMMI Canada web sites are provided below for your convenience.
Resource information on food safety for pregnant women is available at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/
or for French www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/
Are you concerned about how nuclear disaster in Japan could affect you?
The Radiation Safety Institute is receiving many enquiries from Canadians, both in Canada and returning from Japan, concerned about rations exposure from the disaster.
We are responding to these enquires with "Good Science in Plain Language."®
Here's where you can get information:
. You can visit our website for links and information on the event
. You can consult our FAQ to learn more about radiation and its health effects
. You can visit us on Facebook to ask questions and read other people's questions and comments
National Education Centre-Toronto National Laboratories-Saskatoon
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Toronto, Ontario M5R 3S4 102-110 Research Drive
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Your information sources on Radiation Safety
The Rogers Healthcare Group has launched www.CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca, an inter-professional health portal for nurses, doctors, pharmacists and healthcare managers. It is the online home of publications such as The Medical Post and also publishes a bi-weekly e-newsletter NurseNewsline. The mission of the portal is to be the online destination for healthcare professionals, where they will learn, engage and grow individually and inter-professionally to advance better health for all Canadians. French website is available at www.professionsante.ca.
Volume 26, Number 1, 103-117, DOI: 10.1007s10823-010-9136-4
Aboriginal Experiences of Aging and Dementia in a Context of Sociocultural Change: Qualitative Analysis of Key Informant Group Interviews with Aboriginal Seniors
La version française suit...
Physical activity among First Nations people off reserve, Métis and Inuit
In this study data from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey were used to compare rates of active and moderately active leisure time (versus inactive) among First Nations people off reserve, Métis and Inuit with rates among non-Aboriginal people. An active or moderately active lifestyle was studied in relation to self-perceived physical and mental health and the presence of chronic conditions.
For the full report, please see link:
Activité physique chez les Premières nations hors réserve, les Métis et les Inuits
Dans cette étude, on a utilisé les données de l’Enquête sur la santé dans les collectivités canadiennes de 2005 pour comparer les taux de loisirs actifs et modérément actifs (par rapport à inactifs) chez les Premières nations hors réserve, les Métis et les Inuits, avec ceux chez les non-Autochtones. Un mode de vie actif ou modérément actif a été étudié en rapport avec la santé physique et mentale autoévaluée et la présence de problèmes de santé chroniques.
Pour le rapport, SVP voir le lien:http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2011001/article/11403-fra.pdf
Residential School historical document: They came for the Children http://www.attendancemarketing.com/~attmk/TRC_jd/ResSchoolHistory_2012_02_24_Webposting.pdf
Article on Support Program for Aboriginal Students. For complete article: www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=1324
Offers an online course on Viral Hepatitis. http://www.bcit.ca/health/industry/viralhep.shtml
Advancing In - Online Nurse Continuing Education Programs. Course information can be viewed at http://www.advancingin.com/default.aspx?switchlanguage=en#
Just launched a revised and updated version of the online professional development course entitled, Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Tools and strategies for front-line clinicians.
Course information can be viewed at:
Juravinski Cancer Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences
Offering a graduate course: Research Issues in the Introduction and Evaluation of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles. http://www.apnnursingchair.mcmaster.ca/
"DEMENTIA AND SLEEP RESOURCES: A team of researchers from the University of Alberta has completed a structured review of the evidence for non-pharmacological sleep interventions for persons with dementia. The review was supported by the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (www.lifeandminds.ca) The full report is available on the website www.sleep-dementia-resources.ualberta.ca . The website contains a collection of evidence-based sleep resources for healthcare providers and caregivers of persons with dementia. Downloadable patient education brochures about evidence-based sleep interventions are also provided. A PowerPoint presentation on the findings of this project and on sleep problems in persons with dementia can be accessed in the archives of the Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange website http://www.dementiaknowledgebroker.ca/"
School of Nursing presents three Distance Study Modules on Cultural Safety:
Module #1 - web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/csafety/mod1/
Module #2 - web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/csafety/mod2/
Module #3 - web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/csafety/mod3/
First Nations, Inuit and Métis: Respiratory Health Initiatives Environmental Scan http://www.naho.ca/documents/naho/english/2011_04_Lung-Health-E-Scan.pdf
La version française http://www.naho.ca/documents/naho/french/2011_respiratory-illness-escan_FR.pdf
NAHO has released the following reports - First Nations, Inuit and Métis: Respiratory Health Initiatives Environmental Scan at the following link:
Injury Prevention - an international peer-reviewed journal for health professionals and others in injury prevention - Swimming and injury prevention for Aboriginal communities in Ontario
by P Fusseli
Newly released publication, Landscapes of First of of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Health-An Updated Environmental Scan, 2010
Newly released publication, The Crisis of Chronic Disease among Aboriginal Peoples: A Challenge for Public Health, Population Health and Social Policy.
Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
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TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION OF CANADA
Commemorative Initiative Call for Proposals - For the child taken, For the parent left behind.
For more information: www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=3
Important information regarding Human Trafficking and the establishment of the Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre in Ottawa.
For more information: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ht-tp/index-eng.htm
Specific documents and posters available at the following links: