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Resources from the NCCs for Public Health

The six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. 

Each NCC has its own website that links to resources and upcoming knowledge exchange opportunities. These may include presentations, evidence reviews, reports, inventories of resources, annotated bibliographies,fact sheets, summaries, electronic resources, workshops, courses, etc. To learn more, visit the links below: 

NCC for Aboriginal Health 

NCC for Determinants of Health: 

NCC for Environmental Health:

Deliberative Processes - Inventory of Resources, October 2009, NCCHPP
Early Child Development Forum Report, July 2009, NCCDH
When can Point-of-Use Water Filters be used for Removal of Protozoa? July 2009, NCCEH
Recommendations for Safe Re-occupancy of Marijuana Grow Operations, March 2009, NCCEH
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), March 2009, NCCEH
Residential Indoor Radon Testing, May 2009, NCCEH
Retrospective Surveillance for Drinking Water-Related Illnesses in Canada, 1993-2008, August 2009, NCCEH
Networking in Public Health: Exploring the Value of Networks to the NCCPH, April 2009, NCCMT
Residential Use of Wood-Burning Appliances in Canada: Emissions, Health Effects, and Intervention Strategies, September 2009, NCCEH
PATH Report: Influencing Healthy Public Policy with Community Health Impact Assessment, November 2009, NCCHPP
Deliberative processes - Fact Sheet, October 2009, NCCHPP
Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Chickens and Pigs, November 2009, NCCID
Knowledge Management Strategy Forum Summary Report: a synopsis of the November 5th, 2008, discussion, April 2009, NCCMT
The Methods for the Synthesis of Studies without Control Groups, June 2009, NCCMT
Rapid Reviews: Methods and Implications, April 2009, NCCMT
Dialogue PH, Results of a National Online Survey, September 2009, NCCMT
Learn about resources from the six NCCs for Public Health
Posted on : 10/2/2009. Categorized as : deliberative process
Deliberative processes are the subject of growing interest as tools for guiding and supporting policy making. Have a look at this inventory of resources in deliberative processes developed by the NCCHPP.
Posted on : 7/12/2009. Categorized as : children, early child development
The NCCDH released its most recent report on July 2, 2009 entitled "Early Child Development Forum: Exploring the Contribution of Public Health Early Child Home Visiting."
Posted on : 7/14/2009. Categorized as : environmental health, water safety
This document examines how POU water filters can be used as an alternative water treatment to boiling water for Cryptosporidium oocyst and Giardia cyst removal during turbidity events, providing adequate disinfection is in place.
Posted on : 1/15/2010. Categorized as : environmental health
NCCEH has prepared a comprehensive guide offering a practical approach to achieving safe re-occupancy of former marijuana grow
operations (MGOs) and reviews possible exposures and
Posted on : 1/15/2010. Categorized as : environmental health
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers are a group of commercially produced substances that are used as flame retardants in a wide range of consumer products including television sets, computers, printers, fax, machines, carpets, and upholstery. NCCEH has prepared a contrated review on PBDEs' exposure, levels, absoption, toxicity and more.
Posted on : 5/15/2009. Categorized as : environmental health
Radon is a known carcinogen, and is estimated to cause up to 10% of all lung cancers in Canada. As radon has no odour, colour, or taste, tests must be carried out to detect its presence and levels. NCCEH has prepared a useful contrated review on residential indoor radon testing, click on the picture to read the document.
Posted on : 1/15/2010. Categorized as : water safety, Small Drinking Water Systems
The NCCEH has comissionned an investigation  in order to obtain detailed and standardized information on past Waterborne Disease Events that occured in Canada from 1993 to 2008 and to identify water systems risk factors. This was the first step for the NCC's collaborative Small Drinking Water Systems Project, please click here to learn more about this common project.
Posted on : 1/18/2010. Categorized as : networking, evidence-informed decision-making
This paper explores the potential of networks to further the goals of the NCCPH program, in particular, the promotion of evidence-informed decision-making and knowledge management. The paper, developed by NCCMT, also includes extensive links to Canadian and international networking resources.
Posted on : 9/15/2009. Categorized as : environmental health
Contracted by NCCEH, this review's purpose is to better inform practitioners and policymakers about potential health risks or other concerns associated with residential wood-burning, as well as useful mechanisms for addressing or mitigating these risks.
Posted on : 11/29/2009. Categorized as : healthy public policy
This report is a summary of the diverse activities documented by PATH throughout the year that sheds light on the influence of community health impact assessment (CHIA) in promoting healthy public policy.
Posted on : 10/11/2009. Categorized as : deliberative process
This brief introduction to deliberative processes includes definitions, two main approaches to deliberation, as well as concrete examples of its application.
Posted on : 11/8/2009. Categorized as : infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance
Over the course of a century, antimicrobials have evolved from the panacea for bacterial infections to an endangered tool because of rising resistance. This report, prepared for NCCID, summarizes and evaluates the scientific knowledge and pertinent policy from around the world on AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) in pigs and chickens.
Posted on : 2/17/2010. Categorized as : knowledge management
This report describes the purpose and process of the invitational Knowledge Management Strategy Forum hosted by the NCCMT in Hamilton, Ontario. Participants explored what a Knowledge Management Strategy for public health in Canada might or should look like, what the necessary elements of it would be, what it would look like, and what it would take to get there.
Posted on : 4/28/2010. Categorized as : synthesis
Randomized controlled trials provide rigorous results for effectiveness questions, yet may not be the best or even a possible study design for all questions. This resource, published by NCCMT, discusses the implications of considering the best available evidence, including evidence from studies without control groups.
Posted on : 4/28/2010. Categorized as : rapid reviews
What is lost when stages of the traditional systematic review process are shortened? This fact sheet, produced by NCCMT, discusses various methods used to create rapid reviews, outlines the strengths and limitations of rapid reviews, and makes recommendations for their future application.
Posted on : 5/14/2010. Categorized as : Dialogue PH
To ensure that DialoguePH is meaningful and relevant, the NCCMT administered a survey to the network membership. The findings from this survey will be used to shape the design, format and content of the tools that will support the network, such as the NCCMT website, discussion forums and technological options for linking the membership.