ARCHIVED - Formative Evaluation of the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health Program (NCCPH)

 

Appendix F: NCC Profiles and Summary of Activities and Achievements

Narrative Description of NCCs

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH), hosted at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, signed a Contribution Agreement on December 22, 2005.  The target audiences for this Centre include First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations and communities across Canada as well as researchers, public health practitioners, and policy-makers.  The majority of the NCCAH activities relate to three areas of KSTE including child and youth health, indigenous social determinants of health, and emerging public health priorities, particularly environmental health and HIV/AIDS.  Features reported to be unique to this Centre include addressing the health of a population (i.e., First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and a commitment to provide tools and information to make a concrete difference at the community level in issues that matter to them.

National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health

The National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health(NCCDH), hosted at St. Francis Xavier University, signed a Contribution Agreement on August 18, 2006.  The target audiences for this Centre include public health and population health promotion practitioners, researchers, policy-makers including senior managers, managers and supervisors.  The majority of the NCCDH activities relate to early childhood development.  Features reported to be unique to this Centre include a rural location, a mandate that cross-cuts all NCCs and is core/foundational to public health, and a focus on equity and social justice.

National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health(NCCEH), hosted at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, signed a Contribution Agreement on July 14, 2006.  The target audiences for this Centre include environmental health practitioners responsible for delivering environmental health services/programs at the local and regional level across Canada, and environmental health policy-makers responsible for setting policy related to these services/programs.  The majority of the NCCEH activities relate to the effects of environmental factors such as drinking water, food, air, and shelter on human health and identifies evidence-based interventions to reduce risks from environmental hazards.  Features described as unique to this Centre include a clearly defined and relatively small target audience and the involvement of users groups in the decision making process.

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy/Centre de collaboration nationale sur les politiques publiques et la santé

The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), hosted at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec in Montréal and Québec City, signed a Contribution Agreement on December 20, 2005.  The target audiences for this Centre include public health officers at provincial and regional levels, NCCs, policy analysts, NGOs, think tanks, community groups, population health planners, others in the system who are concerned with healthy public policy, policy-makers and researchers in ethics and policy.  The majority of the NCCHPP activities relate to health impact assessment, public policy analysis and the obesity case study, intersectoral action and community organizations, public policy processes and health public policy, and health inequities.  Features described as unique to this Centre include bilingual capacity, a focus on healthy public policy versus traditional health policy, and a provincial organization as host.

National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases(NCCID), hosted at the International Centre for Infectious Diseases, signed a Contribution Agreement on December 23, 2005.  The target audiences for this Centre include Chief Medical Officers of Health, Medical Officers of Health, public health nurses, provincial epidemiologists, communicable disease control unit directors, public health inspectors, public health program managers, public health policy advisors, AIDS service organizations, public health agency, NCCs, chief veterinary officers, and health librarians.  The majority of the NCCID activities relate to HIV and sexually transmitted blood borne infection (STBBI) prevention, integrating new technologies into public health for prevention and control of infectious diseases, community acquired antimicrobial resistant, and zoonoses.  Features reported as unique to this Centre include project planning by topic area versus activity, knowledge translation process and model, and monitoring and evaluation processes.

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

he National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools(NCCMT), hosted at McMaster University, signed a Contribution Agreement on December 1, 2006.  The target audiences for this Centre include NCCs, public health program managers, provincial epidemiologists, public health clinical educators, and health librarians.  The major of the NCCMT activities relate to identifying, developing and evaluating methods/ tools for the process of KSTE, improving access to and use of relevant KSTE methods/tools for people involved in policy-making, program decision making, practice and research, identifying gaps in KSTE methods/tools and encouraging researchers and others to fill these gaps, raising awareness for evidence-informed practice among those involved in public health, developing the capacity of those involved in public health to use KSTE methods/tools, and building active and sustainable networks of KSTE experts and public health policy-makers, practitioners and researchers, as well as partnerships with other NCCs and create linkages with their stakeholder groups.  Features described as unique to this centre include a focus on the “how to” and supporting NCCs in the transfer of knowledge, a focus on tools for KT, not for practice, and a mandate that cross-cuts all NCCs. 

Summary of Activities & Achievements by NCC

Data were reported using the following sources: individual NCC completion of a document review instrument; interviews with Managing Directors of NCCs; site focus groups; and available documents.  Items are presented as they were reported.  Further detail regarding the names of partners, collaborators, and key connections by NCC is available in Appendix H.


National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health
Overview

National Collaborating Centre:

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

Contribution Agreement signed:

December 22, 2005

Host organization:

University of Northern British Columbia

Target audience(s):

  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations and communities across Canada
  • Researchers, public health practitioners, and policy-makers

Key content area(s):

  • Child and youth health
  • Indigenous social determinants of health
  • Emerging public health priorities, particularly environmental health and HIV/AIDS

Unique Features of NCC:

  • Address the health of a population- First Nations, Inuit and Métis
  • Grounded in commitment to provide tools and information to make a concrete difference at the community level in issues that matter to them.
Resources & Infrastructure

Resources leveraged:

Approximately $250,000:
From FNIH, Health Canada:

  • $99,385 for First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network
  • $24,172 for scan of Aboriginal health research in Canada
  • $24,885 to develop a community-based evaluation framework in partnership with AFN  for pilot projects in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
  • $25,000 to support the Forum on Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health with national Aboriginal organizations

From PHAC:

  • $25,000 to develop paper on health inequalities

From CIDA:

  • $45,000 for international forum for input to WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health

From UNICEF:

  • $1,600 to host a special lecture on Children’s Rights in Canada

Infrastructure developed:

  • Developing an Information Management System database for reports, work plans, and activities
  • Facilities belong to host organization
  • Host organization assistance, e.g., website development
Networking

Type

Status (Planned/  Developed/
Implemented)

Description

Website

Implemented

FNEHIN is the best example of a database for front-line workers, as is our ‘Who is Who’ in Aboriginal Health through our website

Workshops/Forums

Implemented

For managers and frontline workers: e.g., working with NCCHPP on a Conference for public health workers in Quebec; NCCDH and AH forum in Saskatoon on Early Childhood Development and Home Visiting conducted by public health nurses, and Aboriginal Community Health Representatives; Forum on the Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health

Tools

Implemented

DVD for frontline workers, created tools with partners, e.g., Canadian Association for School Health.  The ‘Red Moon’ Report on the Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health

Web symposia

Implemented

On FASD, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa, and existing networks of researchers and decision-makers

Communications Plan

Implemented

Identifying target audiences and main communication mechanisms, e.g., how to access Aboriginal Youth

Child Rearing Conference

Planned

Bring public health workers working in Aboriginal Health together in March 2009 in Ottawa, planned with Health Canada

Conference participation

Planned

Take part in learning opportunities and conferences, e.g., Canadian Public Health Association and Conference on School Health International in Florida in Nov/08

Further gatherings on social determinants of Aboriginal Health

Planned

Health Canada proposal to collaborate with others on social determinants of Aboriginal Health

Partners/Collaborators/Key Connections

Total # identified:

47

Gap Identification

Type

Description

Environmental Scan report: NCCAH Landscapes of Indigenous Health

Identified gaps in existing literature on Aboriginal Health, e.g.,: social determinants of health; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; mental health; maternal and child health; addictions and injury violence

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among Aboriginal Canadians: Knowledge Gaps

Paper prepared for NCCAH through searches of Medline and Web of Science databases and gaps identified by authors of published literature

First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network (FNEHIN) State of the Knowledge on Indoor Air Quality

Literature review on indoor air quality in First Nations populations as a determinant of health

Proposed Comprehensive Research Agenda for First Nations Inuit Health Branch

Paper containing targeted literature review and key informant interviews

KSTE Products & Activities

Products/Services

Type

Date

Notes on Knowledge Translation

A synthesis of KSTE definitions

2006/2007

Teachings from the Land: Indigenous People, Our Health, Our Land, and Our Children

Article

 

Leading from the people: The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health at the University of Northern British Columbia

Article submitted

2007/2008

In their Very Small Steps: Understanding Children and Childhood as New Beginnings to Bettering Social Determinants of Aboriginal peoples’ Health in Canada

Article to be published

2007/2008

Indigeneity

Article to be published

2007/2008

Latin American Case Studies on Indigenous Social Determinants of Health

Case studies

2006/2007

NCCAH Strategic Plan – abbreviated format for distribution

Communication document

2006/2007

NCCAH Brochure

Communication document

2006/2007

NCCAH Communications Strategy

Communication document

2006/2007

Closing the Circle E-Bulletin

Communication document

2006/2007

NCCAH-Annual Report

Communication document

2006/2007

Database of Who’s Who in Aboriginal Health

Data base

2006/2007

First Nations Wholistic Policy and Planning Model

Discussion Paper

2006/2007

The Social Determinants of Inuit Health: A discussion of research, actions and recommendations

Discussion Paper

2006/2007

Métis concepts of health: Placing health within a social-cultural context. Social, Economic and Environmental (Ecological) Determinants of Métis Health

Discussion Paper

2006/2007

Aboriginal/Social Exclusion Discussion Paper

Discussion Paper

2006/2007

An Evaluation Framework for the Community Public Health Pilots

Document for AFN, FNIHB

2007/2008

Scientific Vision NCCAH

Document internal to NCCAH

2007/2008

Dialogue Circle Video Recording (DVD)

DVD

2006/2007

Circles of Health (DVD)

DVD

2007/2008

Yukon First Nations Health Promotion Spring School 2007 (DVD)

DVD

2007/2008

Many Hands, One Dream: Final Evaluation Report

Evaluation report

2007/2008

The Importance of Disaggregated Data Collection in Aboriginal Child Welfare

Fact sheet

2006/2007

Reconciliation in Aboriginal Child Welfare and Child Health

Fact sheet

2006/2007

Understanding Neglect in Aboriginal Families

Fact sheet

2006/2007

Comparing Primary Types of Child Maltreatment in Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Families in Canada

Fact sheet

2006/2007

Overview of Aboriginal Child Welfare Delivery in Canada

Fact sheet

2006/2007

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Social Determinants of Health: Housing

Fact sheet

2006/2007

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Social Determinants of Health: Language and Culture

Fact sheet

2006/2007

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Social Determinants of Health: Poverty

Fact sheet

2006/2007

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Social Determinants of Health: Self Determination

Fact sheet

2006/2007

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Social Determinants of Health: Employment

Fact sheet

2006/2007

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Social Determinants of Health: Education

Fact sheet

2006/2007

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Social Determinants of Health: Family Violence

Fact sheet

2006/2007

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Social Determinants of Health: Health Status

Fact sheet

2006/2007

Fact sheet - Tobacco

Fact sheet

2006/2007

Fact sheet – Healthy Choices in Pregnancy

Fact sheet

2006/2007

Fact sheet – Physical Activity and Nutrition

Fact sheet

2006/2007

BC Initiatives for Aboriginal Health – Fact Sheet

Fact sheet

2007/2008

BC Initiatives for Aboriginal Health – Fact Sheet – Preschool Vision Screening

Fact sheet

2007/2008

Landscapes of Indigenous Health

Paper

2006/2007

Conceptual Discussion Paper: Knowledge Translation, Synthesis and Exchange, National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

Paper

2006/2007

Discussion Document for the Aboriginal Dialogue on Self Determination as a Determinant of Health

Paper

2006/2007

Definitions of  Public Health

Paper

2006/2007

Social Determinants of Health: First Nations, Inuit and Métis Perspectives

Paper

2006/2007

Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples' Health

Paper

2007/2008

Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Models: Relevance to Aboriginal Environmental Health

Paper

2007/2008

Environmental scan of existing reports and literature on parenting practices

Paper

2007/2008

A History of Special Needs Discourse

Paper

2007/2008

First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network: State of the Knowledge Draft on Indoor Air quality

Paper

2007/2008

Forum with Aboriginal Organizations on Indigenous Social Determinants of Health: A Background Report, Feb 20-21, 2008

Paper

2007/2008

Fetal Alcohol & Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Aboriginal Canadians-A Review of Prevalence

Paper

2007/2008

Inuit Public Health Scan

Report

2006/2007

Métis Research Project Environmental Scan

Report

2006/2007

Exploring Evidence in Aboriginal Health

Report

2006/2007

Summary Report  Quality Care: It’s in Our Hands

Report

2006/2007

Summary Report Strategy Session On Social Change for Aboriginal Children and Youth

Report

2006/2007

Summary Report Indigenous Evaluation Forum

Report

2006/2007

Proceedings from General Comment on Indigenous Children and their Rights Consultations

Report

2006/2007

Yukon First Nations Health Promotion Spring School 2007 Report

Report

2007/2008

Red Moon Dialogues 1: An NCCAH-hosted Gathering on Indigenous Determinants of Health

Report

2007/2008

Final Report: National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health Evaluation of Three Meetings

Report

2007/2008

Overview of Culturally Relevant Approaches & Inventory of Good/Promising Programs in Aboriginal School Health and Well-being 2008

Report

2007/2008

Social Determinants and Indigenous Health: The International Experience and its policy Implications

Report

2007/2008

Proposed Comprehensive Research Agenda for First Nations Inuit Health Branch

Report for FNIHB internal use

2007/2008

Research Perspectives on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Prevalence and Future Research

Scoping review document

2006/2007

Summary of the health and well-being section of the report Indigenous Children: Rights and Reality

Summary document

2006/2007

The Global Health of Indigenous Children and Youth – Summary

Summary document

2006/2007

Web-Symposium on FASD

Web symposium

2006/2007

Quality Improvement & Evaluation Activities

Processes

Description

Quality Assessment Reviews

Peer review process and translation for academic soundness & to reflect views of Aboriginal peoples

Program Evaluation

  • Evaluation plan developed and implemented by Ference Weicker and Company - evaluation questions, issues to address, performance indicators, and data sources  finalized
  • Internal formative evaluation of three sponsored gatherings resulting in Final Report 2006/2007


National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health
Overview

National Collaborating Centre:

National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health

Contribution Agreement signed:

August 18, 2006

Host organization:

St. Francis Xavier University

Target audience(s):

  • Public health and population health promotion practitioners, researchers, policy-makers
  • Including senior managers, VPs, managers and supervisors

Key content area(s):

Early Childhood Development

Unique Features of NCC:

  • Rural centre
  • DH cross-cuts all NCCs and is core/foundational to public health
  • Focus on equity & social justice
Resources & Infrastructure

Resources leveraged:

Received contract from the PHAC Chief Public Health Officer to complete background paper for the CPHO report on public health of Canadians

Infrastructure developed:

Built off-site office (renovated, new furniture, computers, printers, etc.)

Networking

Type

Status (Planned/ Developed/ Implemented)

Description

Communication plan

Implemented/ planned

None provided

Website

Implemented

None provided

Workshops, meetings, & forums

Implemented/ planned

None provided

Booth at workshops, meetings & forums

Implemented

None provided

Partners/Collaborators/Key Connections (Note: detailed list provided in Appendix X)

Total # identified:

17

Gap Identification

Type

Description

Environmental scan

Interim Report – Environmental Scan and Reviews: The Social Determinants of Health and Implications for Public Health Policy and Practice in Canada (Prepared by Wellesley Institute)

KSTE Products & Activities

Products/Services

Type

Date

Health & Education Research Group – Literature Scan: Applied Health Research & Knowledge Exchange

Literature scan

Unknown

Quality Improvement & Evaluation Activities

Processes

Description

Quality Assurance plans

  • QA plan provides recommendations for enhancing quality of NCCDH work
  • Developed peer & user review process for knowledge products
  • Staff participated in a focus group to reflect on activities, products, and process and findings from phase 1 evaluation; team discussed opportunities for learning from experience and the feedback to our knowledge translation activities and knowledge gap identification process.

Staff meetings

Scientific Director meets regularly with staff to provide feedback and direction received from Advisory Council, Advisory Board, & PHAC Secretariat.  Staff applies feedback & suggestions.

Evaluation plan

  • Mapping NCCDH KT activities against PHAC Evaluation Framework
  • Health & Education Research Group – Phase 1 NCCDH Evaluation Results

National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
Descriptive

National Collaborating Centre:

National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health

Contribution Agreement signed:

July 14, 2006

Host organization:

BC Centre for Disease Control

Target audience(s):

Environmental health practitioners responsible for delivering environmental health services/programs at the local and regional level across Canada, and environmental health policy-makers responsible for setting policy related to these services/programs

Key content area(s):

Numerous content areas, including:
Air pollution (health effects, individual protection measures)
Cellular/mobile phone use and intracranial tumours
Drinking water treatment devices,
Environmental tobacco smoke
Food safety
Heat episodes (effectiveness of interventions during, effects in combination with high air pollution levels)
Impact of pig farming on health
Individual health protection measures related to short-term air pollution
Indoor air quality from First Nations perspective
Indoor radon exposure
Infection risks associated with tick-borne zoonoses
Mercury spills (clean-up instructions)
Pesticide exposure and child health effects
Water quality (practice/policy gaps re: potable water within Aboriginal communities)
Public perception and expectation re: government role in health protection

Unique Features of NCC:

  • Involvement of users groups
  • Documents produced
  • Defined client group
Resources & Infrastructure

Resources leveraged:

  • BC Occupational and Environmental health Research Network travel bursary of $5000
  • Time of users, peers, Advisory Board, LHA
  • Summer course
  • Leveraged NCC presence and funding for NCC to get dollars from province to increase Scientific Director/staff time/flexibility

Infrastructure developed:

  • Office, computer, IT, & personnel
  • Built on host infrastructure - IT contracting & financial system
Networking

Type

Status (Planned/ Developed/ Implemented)

Description

Communication plan

Implemented

Calendar of events, conferences, contact database & >200 distribution list

Website (available to everyone)

Implemented

None provided

National and other meetings

Implemented

None provided

E-mail blasts

Implemented

None provided

Conferences, e.g., CPHA.

Planned

None provided

Partners/Collaborators/Key Connections

Total # identified:

182

Gap Identification

Type

Description

Environmental Scan

Needs, Gaps and Opportunities Assessment for the NCCEH, September 2006 – involving literature review, survey and interviews with practitioners, policy makers and researchers

KSTE Products & Activities

Products/Services

Type

Date

Summer course on safe drinking water

Course

Jul/2008

Legislation

Directory

May/08

Training and Practicum Directories

Directory

Nov/07

Reducing health risks from indoor radon exposure

Guidance document

May/08

ETS summary of eight major reviews

KT document

Feb/08

Clandestine amphetamine-derived drug laboratory cleanup procedures

KT document

Mar/08

Evaluation of interventions designed to reduce UV exposure

KT document

Apr/08

Radon testing and remediation programs: What works?

KT document

Jul/08

Effective interventions to reduce indoor radon levels

KT document

Jul/08

Residential indoor radon testing

KT document

Aug/08

When can point of use filters be used for removal of protozoa?

KT document

Aug/08

Cellular/mobile phone use and intracranial tumours

KT document

Sep/08

Current evidence on the effect of interventions during heat episodes

KT document

Sep/08

Polybrominated diphyenyl ethers (PBDEs)

KT document

Nov/07, update Sep/08

Clean-up instructions for small mercury spills

KT document

Nov/07

What is the state of the evidence on plastics used for food storage and preparation? (phlalates, BPA)

Presentation,
Discussion session

In progress

Needs, Gaps, Opportunities Assessment

Report

Sept/06

Indoor air quality from a First Nations perspective

Review

In progress

CPHA 2008 session on environment and health inequalities (Aboriginal EH)

Session

Jun/08

Health effects of acute environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure: A review of experimental studies

Systematic review

Mar/07

How efficacious and how practical are personal health protection measures recommended to reduce morbidity and mortality during heat episodes?

Systematic review

Mar/08

How does coincident exposure to high temperature and high levels of air pollution affect morbidity and mortality: what do we know, what do we not know, and what should we do in consequence?

Systematic review

Mar/08

Can individual health protection measures decrease morbidity and/or mortality among persons with cardiovascular diseases exposed to short-term air pollution?

Systematic review

Mar/08

What is present level of knowledge on health effects of residential radon especially as related to lung cancer? What is the total burden of lung cancer attributed to radon exposure in homes in Canada?  What is the proportion of lung cancer cases attributed to residential radon exposure in smokers and non smokers?

Systematic review

Apr/08

What are the impacts of pig farms on the psychological and social health of surrounding populations in conditions comparable to the Quebec context?

Systematic review

Apr/08

What is currently known about the population health effects of short-term and long-term exposures to traffic air pollution? What programs/policies have been implemented in different countries or cities around the globe to reduce exposures from transportation sources and what is known about their effectiveness?

Systematic review

Apr/08

The effectiveness of point of use drinking water treatment devices in reducing the risk of drinking water related gastrointestinal illness to the public during turbidity events: A review of the current evidence

Systematic review

May/08

What is the average level of exposure in Canadians in specific populations to specific environmental contaminants of concern?

Systematic review

May/08

Have surveillance initiatives for emerging infectious diseases been developed and evaluated using evidence-based methods?  Are there effective public health surveillance initiatives for emerging zoonotic diseases?

Systematic review

Jun/08

Is there an increased risk of tumours of the head and neck from the use of cellular telephones?

Systematic review

Jun/08

What is the state of knowledge concerning residential and bystander pesticide exposure during the critical exposure windows (preconceptual pregnancy, pregnancy, childhood) and risk of childhood leukemia?

Systematic review

Jun/08

What is the effectiveness of risk reduction methods on the preparation and storage of safe Aboriginal traditional/country foods whether at home or for public consumption?

Systematic review

Jun/08

What are the existing environmental health practice and/or policy gaps with respect to potable water quality and quantity within the Aboriginal communities in Canada (including but not limited to waterborne diseases - infectious and non-infectious, surveillance, burden of illness, and water supply management - source management, treatment, purification, distribution etc.)?

Systematic review

Jun/08

How can new geospatial technologies help environmental health practitioners and policymakers to go beyond traditional Web-Mapping and Geographic Information Systems applications to better support decision making in everyday practice and surveillance?

Systematic review

Jul/08

What is the state of knowledge concerning residential and bystander pesticide exposure and adverse child health effects, particularly adverse pregnancy outcomes, childhood cancer and allergies?

Systematic review

Jul/08

The Impact of Household Food Preparation and Cooking Methods on Levels of Dioxin-Like Contaminants (PCDDs; PCDFs; dl-PCBs) in Food: A Review of the Literature

Systematic review

Jul/08

What are the methodologies currently used to quantify the health benefits of consuming fish and other marine animals, and to compare them with the risks associated with contaminants, so that they can be taken into account in the dietary recommendations given to an indigenous population?

Systematic review

Jul/08

What evidence-informed guidance can balance effectively the potential health risks posed by disinfection by-products in drinking water with the known health risk of microbial pathogens?

Systematic review

Jul/08

What is the evidence on applicability and effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality during heat episodes?

Systematic review

Sep/08

Do organic and conventional food animal production differ in the prevalence of zoonotic enterpathogens with potential environmental impact?

Systematic review

In progress, expect Sept/08

What is the public perception and expectation of the role of government agencies in protecting the health of the public through food safety and water safety regulation?

Systematic review

Nov/07

Systematic review on whether transient exposure to high particulate levels is associated with acute cardiovascular health outcomes

Systematic review

In progress, expect Dec/08

Production of a systematic review regarding the following questions:
1.  What are the determinants of the infection risk to tick-borne zoonoses (e.g., Lyme disease, Rickettsia), from the most proximate determinants (e.g., tick densities) to the most distal (e.g., land use, habitat fragmentation)?
2.  What are the different intervention strategies (e.g., use of pesticides, risk communication) that could decrease the infection risk to tick-borne zoonoses, and that could respectively target the different proximate and distal determinants? These intervention strategies will be taken from the disciplines of infectious disease epidemiology, pest management and conservation management.

Systematic Review

In progress, expect Dec/08

CPHA 2008 workshop on building a national EH agenda

Workshop

Jun/08

Quality Improvement & Evaluation Activities

Processes

Description

Program Evaluation Study

  • Detailed work plan 2007 06 12
  • Initial evaluation 2007 12 13

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy
Overview

National Collaborating Centre:

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy/Centre de collaboration nationale sur les politiques publiques et la santé

Contribution Agreement signed:

December 20, 2005

Host organization:

Institut national de santé publique du Québec

Target audience(s):

  • Public health officers at provincial and regional levels
  • NCCs
  • Policy analysts
  • NGOs, think tanks, community groups
  • Population health planners
  • Others in the system who are concerned with healthy public policy
  • Policy-makers
  • Researchers in ethics and policy

Key content area(s):

  • Health impact assessment
  • Public policy analysis and the obesity case study
  • Intersectoral action and community organizations
  • Public policy processes and health public policy
  • Health inequities

Unique Features of NCC:

  • Bilingual capacity
  • Focus on healthy public policy versus traditional health policy
  • Hosted in a provincial organization
Resources & Infrastructure

Resources leveraged:

None identified

Infrastructure developed:

Host organization infrastructure

Networking

Type

Status (Planned/ Developed/ Implemented)

Description

Communication plan

Implemented

None provided

Website

Implemented

None provided

Contact list

Implemented

In the process of centralizing all databases

Email blasts

Implemented

None provided

Presentations at public health conferences

Implemented

None provided

Network of “multipliers”

Implemented

Tap into Executive Directors of public health associations to identify gaps and disseminate products

Partners/Collaborators/Key Connections (Note: detailed list provided in Appendix X)

Total # identified:

28

Gap Identification

Type

Description

Environmental scan

Ongoing yearly via network of “multipliers” and user meetings

  • 2006 – with provincial medical officers of health and key informants via regional meetings
  • 2007 – user meetings
  • 2008 – plan to meet public health association users from provinces and territories with knowledge products in hand

Survey of medical officers of health

None provided

Networking at conferences

None provided

KSTE Products & Activities

Products/Services

Type

Date

Meeting of Not for Profit Organizations (1)

 

2007-03-20

Meeting of Not for Profit Organizations (2)

 

2008-03-27

The Quebec Public Health Act’s Section 54

Background information

2008-03

Health Impact Assessment (HIA): a Promising Action Path For Promoting Healthy Public Policies

Background paper

2008-02

2007 consultation with Ontario users

Consultation

 

2006 Fall User Meeting

Consultation

2006-Fall

Three deliberative dialogues on obesity

Deliberative dialogue

2008-03

NCCHPP Electronic Bulletin 01 2008

Electronic bulletin

2008-05

NCCHPP Electronic Bulletin 02 2008

Electronic bulletin

2008-06-27

NCCHPP Electronic Bulletin 03 2008

Electronic bulletin

2008-09-10

Health Impact Assessment in Quebec: when the law becomes a lever for action

English translation

2008-Fall

The Difficulty of Balancing Work and Family Life: Impact on the Physical and Mental Health of Quebec Families

English translation (knowledge synthesis)

2007-03

Road Speed: Health Impacts and Counteractive Measures

English translation (Scientific review)

2008-Fall

Public Health Advisory on the Effects of Cell Phone Use While Driving, with Recommendations

English translation (systematic review)

2008-03

Economic Evaluation Across the Four Faces of Prevention: A Canadian Perspective

French translation (report)

2008-09

Health Impact Assessment Guides and Tools

Guide

2008-06

Health Challenge Think Tank- Childhood Obesity in Canada: a Societal Challenge in Need of Public Policy

Paper

2007-02

Assessing the Role of Evidence in Developing Healthy Public Policy

Paper

2008-05

The Use of the Precautionary Principle in Public Health

Paper

2008-Fall

Integrated Governance and Healthy Public Policy: Two Canadian Examples

Paper

2008-Fall

2008 annual Summer Institute: NCCDH, NCCAH & NCCHPP and the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH)

Plenary session

2008-08

2008 annual Summer Institute: NCCAH, NCCDH, & NCCHPP – Determinants of Health NCCAH

Plenary session

2008-08

Two Canadian examples of "Whole-of-Government" Approaches Presentation

Presentation

2007-06

Presentation on Knowledge translation to the Senate subcommittee on population health

Presentation

2008-05-07

CPHA-Halifax 2008: Health Impact Assessment as a tool to reduce health inequalities

Presentation

2008-06

CPHA-Halifax 2008: Social Cohesion/Social capital as Crosscutting Determinants of Health: The need for Intersectoral Policy Initiatives

Presentation

2008-06

Presentation on HIA to the Senate subcommittee on population health

Presentation

2008-06-18

CPHA-Halifax 2008: Station 20 West Through the Lens of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health’s Key Dimensions and Directions for Policy

Presentation and group session

2008-06

Report on the Canadian Roundtable on Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Report

2008-09

HIA Round table

Round table

2008-02-22

Collaborative Models for Improving Public Health Knowledge

Session

2007-06

2008 annual Summer Institute: Deliberative dialogues: A different way to gather evidence 

Session

2008-08

CMOH Survey

Survey

2007-12

HIA Training Session (Baddeck)

Training session

2008-04

Toronto workshop on Health Impact Assessment

Training session + video

2008-04

Daniel Weinstock Conference on ethics

Video

2007-10

www.ncchpp.ca

Website

 

CPHA-Halifax 2008: National Collaborating Centres for Public Health and Their Work on Social Inequality. KSTE (knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange) in Action: The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health Models for Effecting Systems Change

Workshop

2008-06

2008 annual Summer Institute: Interactive Workshop: influencing public policies

Workshop

2008-08

2008 annual Summer Institute: Not-for-profit organizations and influencing healthy public policy: one experience

Workshop

2008-08

Quality Improvement & Evaluation Activities

Processes

Description

Regular multidisciplinary meetings

Ask who we are targeting, what did we do, did our approach work?

Reports

At each stage of a project.

User and expert feedback

Users and experts who review products and processes and provide feedback.


National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases
Descriptive

National Collaborating Centre:

National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases

Contribution Agreement signed:

December 23, 2005

Host organization:

International Centre for Infectious Diseases

Target audience(s):

  • Chief Medical Officers of Health
  • Medical Officers of Health
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Provincial Epidemiologists
  • Communicable Disease Control Unit Directors
  • Public Health Inspectors
  • Public Health Program Managers
  • Public Health Policy Advisors
  • AIDS Service Organizations
  • Public Health Agency
  • NCCs
  • Chief Veterinary Officers
  • Health Librarians

Key content area(s):

  • HIV and STBBI prevention
  • Integrating new technologies into public health for prevention and control of infectious diseases
  • Community acquired antimicrobial resistant
  • Zoonoses

Unique Features of NCC:

  • Project planning by topic area vs. activity
  • Knowledge translation process & model
  • Monitoring and evaluation processes
Resources & Infrastructure

Resources leveraged:

None

Infrastructure developed:

Contribution agreements outline NCCs cannot establish physical infrastructure. Infrastructure through host. 

Networking

Type

Status (Planned/ Developed/ Implemented)

Description

Communication plan

Implemented

None provided

Website

Implemented

None provided

Forums

Implemented

None provided

Knowledge Exchange Networks

Implemented

None provided

Evidence reviews

Implemented

None provided

Learning Site

Planned

None provided

Partners/Collaborators/Key Connections (Note: detailed list provided in Appendix F)

Total # identified:

81

Gap Identification

Type

Description

Foresight exercise on infectious disease in Canada (2005)

Includes environmental scan on infectious diseases research and related activities in Canada (2006)

NCCID Environmental Scan: Infectious Disease information needs of public health practitioners (no date)

None provided

KSTE Products & Activities

Products/Services

Type

Date

NCCID knowledge translation Concept note

Concept note

Oct/07

Integrating New technologies into public health meeting

Concept note, Expert meeting, summary of meeting

Feb/08

KSTE Forum- Building and exchanging knowledge for reaching vulnerable populations

Concept note, Forum, Summary of proceedings

Feb/08

KSTE Forum – New approaches for effective HIV/STBBI prevention

Concept note, Forum, Summary of proceedings

Mar/08

Community Acquired Antimicrobial resistance

Concept note, Meeting, Proceedings

Apr/08

HIV Prevention Paper on ”Rapid tests for HIV”

Evidence Review

Jan/08

HIV Prevention Paper on “Programs for people who inject drugs- a harm reduction approach”

Evidence Review

Feb/08

HIV Prevention Paper on “Reducing the risk of sexual HIV transmission for adult women”

Evidence Review

Mar/08

HIV Prevention Paper on “Primary HIV prevention interventions in prisons and upon releaser”

Evidence Review

Apr/08

HIV Prevention Paper on “Behavioural Interventions for People Living with HIV in the Clinical Setting”

Evidence Review

May/08

HIV Prevention Paper on “Integrating HIV prevention with Care: Antiretroviral Treatment for HIV Prevention”

Evidence Review

May/08

HIV Prevention Paper on “HIV prevention for men who have sex with men:”

Evidence Review

May/08

HIV prevention paper on “Routine (opt-out) HIV screening

Evidence review

Jun/08

Foresight exercise on Infectious Diseases in Canada

Report

Dec/05

PHAC & NCCID HIV Prevention Forum: Summary of Meeting

Report

Apr/07

Sexual health and HIV/STI training of public health practitioners in Canada: Survey, literature review and webscan. (Printed and posted on website)

Report

Jan/08

Revised Environmental Scan

Report on Environmental scan

Mar/08

Structured Review based on survey of priority HIV Prevention Interventions - HIV testing.

Review

Apr/07

Survey of Public Health Practitioners on HIV and Other STI Prevention Interventions, Sexual Health Practices, and Sexual Health Training Needs in Canada document

Survey report (not released publicly)

Apr/07

Quality Improvement & Evaluation Activities

Processes

Description

Evaluation & feedback component

Built into NCCID logic model, ensuring lessons learned are applied to other project areas/activities

Weekly staff meetings

Provide staff opportunity to discuss issues

Advisory Board

Built into NCCID logic model, ensuring lessons learned are applied to other project areas/activities

User surveys

Survey of members’ use of the CNPHI network (Jun/08); Survey of evidence reviews in progress

Feedback

Feedback is collected after every forum and informs the planning of subsequent forums


National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
Descriptive

National Collaborating Centre:

National Collaborating Center for Methods and Tools

Contribution Agreement signed:

December 1, 2006

Host organization:

McMaster University

Target audience(s):

  • NCCs
  • Public Health Program Managers
  • Provincial Epidemiologists
  • Public Health Clinical Educators
  • Health Librarians

Key content area(s):

  • Identify, develop & evaluate methods/ tools for the process of KSTE
  • Improve access to and use of relevant KSTE methods/tools for people involved in policy-making, program decision making, practice and research
  • Identify gaps in KSTE methods/tools and encourage researchers and others to fill these gaps
  • Raise awareness for evidence-informed practice among those involved in public health
  • Develop the capacity of those involved in public health to use KSTE methods/tools
  • Build active and sustainable networks of KSTE experts and public health policy-makers, practitioners and researchers, as well as partnerships with other NCCs and create linkages with their stakeholder groups

Unique Features of NCC:

  • Focus on the “how to” and supporting NCCs in the transfer of knowledge
  • Focus on tools for KT, not for practice
  • Cross-cutting centre across all NCCs 
Resources & Infrastructure

Resources leveraged:

  • No additional external dollars at this time
  • Caution when source is identified as part of government
  • Unable to benefit from the affiliation with host regarding infrastructure and human resources

Infrastructure developed:

Host provides offsite office space, IT & HR systems

Networking

Type

Status (Planned/ Developed/ Implemented)

Description

Communication plan

Implemented

Hired a Communications Coordinator to focus on communication and marketing activities for the NCCMT.

Website – Public Health plus

Implemented

Sharing of ongoing activities, events and projects for target audiences.

Network

Developed/ implemented

Recruited members through health-evidence.ca consisting of managers and others responsible for or promoting evidence informed decision-making

Contact list

Planned

In collaboration with other NCCs and PHAC would like to develop a broader contact list to promote events and materials to the public health community.

List of KSTE Resources

Completed/ implemented

Using the KSTE Consultation participants as the foundation, we prepared a list of national and international KSTE Resource People. This list is intended to be a resource to the other NCCs. It will include the volunteered names and contact information of people with skills and experience in knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange

Registry of Methods and Tools

Developing

The development of the registry involves identifying and evaluating existing KSTE methods and tools and the context of their use in Canada and internationally.

Presentations at CPHA and NCC Summer Institutes

Completed

NCCMT staff have attended and made presentations about the program and MT focus.

Workshops with NCCDH

Completed

NCCMT has assisted in the development and delivery of focused workshops for PH practitioners (nurses) related to using evidence on the topic of child health.

Canadian Best Practices System – Advisory Group

Ongoing

The Advisory Committee (formerly the Steering Committee) – a focus on broad strategic issues, building relationships, advice on new areas of work.  NCCMT invited to serve on their peer review panel.  This is an excellent opportunity to support an initiative that meets the needs of our target groups.

Canadian Best Practices System - Portal Advisory Group
(membership)

Ongoing

The Portal Working Group (an extension of the former group) – a focus on the feasibility of searches within other sites; new content areas of obesity, mental health, determinants of health, multiple intervention approaches; and managing the current content.  This is an excellent opportunity to support an initiative that meets the needs of our target groups.

Canadian Best Practices System – Knowledge Exchange Working  Group

Ongoing

Provide advice to PHAC related to KTSE. Benefit from building the linkages in the KT field.

Collaborative Portal Project for the NCC

Developing

A collaborative portal for all NCCs which is the go-to place for public health information.

Satellite for the Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field

Developed

Help with the coordination and production of Cochrane protocols and systematic reviews related to PH.

Partners/Collaborators/Key Connections (Note: detailed list provided in Appendix F)

Total # identified:

11

Gap Identification

Type

Description

 Environmental scan (initial)

Part of the initial planning phase; intent to develop another e-scan in future

Consultations for Work plans

Consultations with key stakeholders informed preparation of 2007-2009 Work plans.

KT-EBDM Working Group 
(December 7, 2006)

Helen Thomas and Kathie Clark met with the members of the PHAC Knowledge Translation Evidence-based Decision Making Working Group to provide an introduction to the NCCMT and its goals, objectives and current activities. It was an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the many knowledge translation (KT) projects in PHAC. There is a clear need to develop an inventory or registry of the KT activities in PHAC.

KSTE Consultations & Interviews (January 16 and 17, 2007)

The NCCMT hosted a consultation with 34 public health and KSTE experts (12 were by interview). This consultation brought together national and international experts in knowledge synthesis, transfer, and exchange to assist the Scientific Co-Directors (Helen Thomas and Donna Ciliska) and staff of the NCCMT to prepare the initial activity and evaluation plans of the Centre. 

Consultation with the Other National Collaborating Centres
(January to March, 2007)

Throughout January, February and March, we met with each of the other five NCCs. The sessions served as an orientation to the NCCMT and identified areas of mutual interest and potential collaboration.  As well, in Feb/07, Helen Thomas attended the Aboriginal Health Dialogue Circle and presented a session on the process of systematic reviews of the literature.  She was also a participant in the NCCDH workshop on the Role of Evidence.

Strategic plan

Planned for early November (affiliated with conference event)

KSTE Products & Activities

Products/Services

Type

Date

Knowledge Translation Search Strategy project

3 projects - reports

2008/2009

Assessing Applicability and Transferability of Evidence

Background paper/literature review

Mar/07

Knowledge Management in Public Health: Exploring Culture, Content, Process and Technology

Conference hosted by NCCMT

Nov/08

List of KSTE Resource People

Document

Jul/07

What is Knowledge Synthesis Translation and Exchange?

Fact sheet

 

What is evidence informed public health?

Fact sheet

 

Networking Briefing Paper

Literature review

Sep/08

Knowledge Management Background Paper

Literature review and key informant interviews

Sep/08

Quarterly newsletters

Newsletter

May/07

KSTE registry of methods and tools

On-line interactive database

Summer 2008

Public health knowledge gaps and research priorities

Report

Jan/08

Compendium of critical appraisal tools

Report

Mar/08

KSTE definitions and frameworks

Report

Apr/08

Pan-Canadian CMOH survey

Survey

Annual

Portal for public health best practices

Website

 

NCCMT website

Website

Feb/08

NCCPH website

Website

Jun/08

Health-evidence.ca

Website enhancement

Jan/07–Apr/08

Regional KSTE workshops

Workshop

 
Quality Improvement & Evaluation Activities

Processes

Description

Formal evaluation

Consultant and report has provided useful feedback regarding products and processes

Monthly staff reviews

None provided

Debriefings

Formal and informal

Work plan development

Planning sessions for the Senior Managers occurred in July and December.

Environmental scan

The next scan being planned will give us an opportunity to plan 5 and 10 years into the future


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