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Welcome

 

Welcome to the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health's fall newsletter. The leaves are falling on the traditional territories of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, upon which the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) is located. As we enter the colder months and children return to school, it is important to know the symptoms of COVID-19 and follow public health guidelines that will slow the spread of the virus. Official guidelines, up to date information and resources can be found on the NCCIH COVID-19 web page. In the words of BC's Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, we must "be kind, be calm, and be safe" as we weather the second wave of this pandemic.

 

We have recently launched the COVID-19 Resource Library on our website. This library is a selective repository of resources related both directly and indirectly to COVID-19 and the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in Canada. It is intended to be of use to broad audiences, including Indigenous communities, health practitioners and policy makers. The COVID-19 Resource Library can be searched by health topic, subject/keyword, publication type and year published.

 

Throughout the fall months, the NCCIH will participate in a number of virtual events to present our work, share our knowledge resources, and expand our partnerships and collaborations. These include the Women in Global Health (WGH) Canada Launch Event (Online, September 29, 2020); and Public Health 2020 (Online, October 14-16, 2020). Next month, I will be presenting at the Children's Healthcare Canada 2020 Annual Conference (Online, November 16 - 20, 2020).

 

The NCCIH was recently announced as a Champion of Partnership for A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada: Let's Get Moving. The Common Vision represents the first national-level policy focus on physical activity and its relationship to sport, recreation and health for all Canadians. The NCCIH will collaboratively work with partners to address strategic imperatives for action contained in the Common Vision framework. Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada's web page for more information.

 

If you are interested in knowing about all of our publications, please see the Resources Booklet. Be sure to visit our web site or subscribe to our mailing list to receive notifications of newly released NCCIH resources, upcoming webinars and our regular seasonal newsletters. Please enjoy and share our knowledge resources with your community and networks, and if you have not already done so, join us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Vimeo, YouTube, SoundCloud, or ISSUU to participate in updates as they happen.

 

On behalf of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), we hope you stay safe, healthy and we look forward to sharing our work with you.

 

Meegwetch

 

Margo Greenwood, Academic Leader
National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH)

 

 

 

NCCIH News

COVID-19 Resource Library

The COVID-19 Resource Library is a selective repository of resources related both directly and indirectly to COVID-19 and the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in Canada. The resources are diverse, covering a wide range of topics and formats. They include: information sheets, posters and videos that can inform Indigenous communities about prevention measures, available resources, and how to maintain mental health and stay connected to culture; protocols and guidelines for health care and social services providers; tools to inform community, organizational, and provincial/territorial pandemic planning and responses; as well as journal articles and reports and statements from international organizations about human rights and socio-economic implications that can inform policy responses to COVID-19.

 
 


Indigenous Health Researchers Database

The Indigenous Health Researchers Database is a searchable feature on the NCCIH website. There are currently 387 researchers listed. However, we would like to see that number grow to 500 by the end of 2020. To request edits to an author's entry, or to request to be added to the database, please complete the online form.

 
 

 

Attended Events

Upcoming Events

 

Public Health 2020

 

Virtual event, October 14-16, 2020.

 

Conference web site link

 
 

Please visit the online NCCIH calendar of events, which highlights conferences, workshops, and other events of interest in the field of Indigenous Health including regional, national and global listings.

 

Children's Healthcare Canada 2020 Annual Conference

 

Virtual event, November 16-20, 2020.

 

Conference web site link

 
 

The NCCIH will continue to update the events calendar with rescheduled dates and list any upcoming virtual events in the winter newsletter.

 

New NCCIH Resources

 

Taking Action for Justice: Steps to Addressing Systemic Violence toward Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender-Diverse People Amidst a Delayed National Action Plan

 

The webinar resources for "Taking Action for Justice: Steps to Addressing Systemic Violence toward Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender-Diverse People Amidst a Delayed National Action Plan" (held July 7, 2020) with presenters Candice Shaw, Christian Pascal Boucher, and Roberta Oshkawbewisens are now available online.

 

Watch on YouTube | Listen on SoundCloud

 

 

Taking Action for Justice: Steps to Addressing Systemic Violence toward Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender-Diverse People Amidst a Delayed National Action Plan

 

 

Home remedies: Addressing domestic violence, racism, and sexism in the context of COVID-19

 

The webinar resources for "Home remedies: Addressing domestic violence, racism, and sexism in the context of COVID-19" (held July 28, 2020) with presenters Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Roberta Oshkawbewisens are now available online.

 

Watch on YouTube | Listen on SoundCloud

 

 

Home remedies: Addressing domestic violence, racism, and sexism in the context of COVID-19

 

Request NCCIH Knowledge Resources

 

Did you know you can request NCCIH publications free of charge? Send your request to us by filling out the "Request this Publication" form found at the bottom of each online publication page, indicate how many copies you'd like, a note about how you will utilize the resource, your name and mailing address. We will do our best to accommodate your request based on our current available printed inventory. If you have multiple publication requests, please use the "Request Publications" text link found in the top right hand corner of the NCCIH web site.

 

Do you have a particular NCCIH publication that you or your organization found to be an excellent resource? If so, we would appreciate you letting us know what it was and how you found it useful, by filling out the "Publication Feedback" form. We welcome your feedback.

 

All NCCIH materials can be reproduced in whole or in part with appropriate attribution and citation. These materials are to be used solely for non-commercial purposes. To measure the impact of these materials, we would appreciate your informing us of their use by filling out the "Publication Use Notification" form, including information about whether you distributed the resource to others, quoted it or cited it.

 

Online Resources

 

In support of creating a health community focused on knowledge synthesis, transfer and exchange we have chosen a sampling of current online resources to share. Please note the links provided in the NCCIH newsletters are for general interest only and do not indicate an endorsement. The views expressed in the linked resources do not necessarily represent the views of the NCCIH or our funder the Public Health Agency of Canada.

 

Send us an email to nccih@unbc.ca with "Online Resource" in the subject line if you have an online resource you would like added to our next newsletter.

 

 

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society E-news Fall 2020

 
 

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Newsletter October 2020

 
 

Cultural Survival - Back to our Roots - Indigenous Food Solutions

 

 

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) - Mental Wellness Resources

 
 

Métis National Council Newsletter October 2020

 
 

First Peoples Wellness Circle - Mental Wellness During COVID-19 for Elders and Seniors

 

 

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - COVID-19 effects on the mental health of vulnerable populations

 
 

First Nations Health Authority - Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Youth

 
 

First Nations Health Authority - COVID-19: Keep Gatherings Small During the Fall

 

 

The Lancet Planet Health - Climate change and COVID-19: Reinforcing Indigenous food systems

 
 

Thunderbird Partnership Foundation - Supporting youth and preventing boredom during COVID-19

 
 

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) - COVID-19 guidance for schools Kindergarten to Grade 12

 

 

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) - How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home: Advice for caregivers

 
 

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) - How to care for a child with COVID-19 at home: Advice for caregivers

 
 

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) - How to isolate at home when you may have COVID-19 (Available in Cree, Denesuline, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Michif, Mi'kmaq, Eastern Ojibwe, and Western Ojibwe)

 

Online Multimedia

 

This section features infographics, interactives, apps or videos that we found interesting or educational. Please note the links provided in the NCCIH newsletters are for general interest only and do not indicate an endorsement. The views expressed in the linked resources do not necessarily represent the views of the NCCIH or our funder the Public Health Agency of Canada.

 

Send us an email if you have multimedia resources you would like included in our next newsletter to nccih@unbc.ca with "Multimedia Submission" in the subject line.

 

 

1) COVID Alert is Canada's free exposure notification app - Available for iOS and Android.

 

2) "Wash your hands" posters are available to download in many Indigenous languages.

 

3) The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives has developed a poster and video series for Indigenous communities around sexual and reproductive health during COVID-19.

 

 

 

The NCCs of NCCPH

Established in 2005 and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health (NCCPH) work together to promote the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices, programs and policies in Canada.

 

A unique knowledge hub, the NCCs identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and provide the public health system with an array of evidence-based resources, multi-media products, and knowledge translation services.

 

 

Read the latest NCCPH newsletter

 

Mathematical Modelling in Public Health: Tuberculosis

 

The National Collaborating Centres for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) and the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) have collaborated to create this video focusing on the modelling of tuberculosis.In public health, mathematical modelling helps us answer difficult, real-world questions and understand complex relationships between biological, demographic, and environmental factors. Modelling helps answer infectious disease-related questions like "What are the potential effects of three different interventions on a specific disease?" Modellers interpret the model outcomes and draw conclusions to make accurate, evidence-driven and transparent decisions for public health. This video is part of NCCID's series on Mathematical Modelling.

 

Watch the video

 

 

Mathematical Modelling in Public Health: Tuberculosis

 

 


Mathematical Modelling in Public Health Planning: Flu Vaccine

 

The National Collaborating Centres for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) and the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) have created this video that provides an overview of what a model addressing flu vaccination might look like, the processes involved and the potential outcomes for data interpretation. In public health, mathematical modelling helps us answer difficult, real-world questions and understand complex relationships between biological, demographic, and environmental factors. Modelling helps answer infectious disease-related questions like "What are the potential effects of three different interventions on a specific disease?" Modellers interpret the model outcomes and draw conclusions to make accurate, evidence-driven and transparent decisions for public health. This video is part of NCCID's series on Mathematical Modelling.

 

Watch the video

 

 

Mathematical Modelling in Public Health Planning: Flu Vaccine

 

 


Connect with the NCCs

The NCCs are located across Canada, and each focuses on a different public health priority.

 

The six centres are:

 

NCC for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC

 
 

NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

 
 

NCC for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), Institut national de sante publique du Quebec (INSPQ), Montreal, Quebec

 

 

NCC for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 
 

NCC for Environmental Health (NCCEH), British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC

 
 

NCC for Methods and Tools (NCCMT), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario