Manitoba First Nation peoples' use of hospital-based mental health services: trends and solutions.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results raise serious concerns about the responsiveness of community-based mental health services for FNs in Manitoba, because of both increasing rates of episodes of hospitalization and decreasing age of admission. Given the documented lack of mental health services accessible on-reserve, levels of social distress associated with a history of oppressive policies, and continued lack of infrastructure, current trends are alarming. PMID: 32720215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lavoie JG, Phillips-Beck W, Kinew KA, Katz A Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Psychosocial adaptation to climate change in High River, Alberta: implications for policy and practice.
CONCLUSION: Based on this initial exploration, policy and practice opportunities for public health to enhance psychosocial adaptation to our changing climate are highlighted. PMID: 32720216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hayes K, Poland B, Cole DC, Agic B Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

The second wave of COVID-19: time to think of strategic stockpiles.
PMID: 32705521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kaliya-Perumal AK, Kharlukhi J, Omar UF Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Sleep and circadian rhythm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abstract This commentary highlights the critical role of sleep as a public health issue, particularly during a stressful life period such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides evidence-based practical guidelines to manage sleep disturbances during this crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic and the imposed social confinement have produced significant stress, anxiety, and worries about health and the fear of being infected, jobs and financial problems, and uncertainty about the future. The incidence of sleep disturbances has also increased dramatically during this period. Aside from stress and anxiety, two other factors ar...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Morin CM, Carrier J, Bastien C, Godbout R, Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures: the use of music to communicate public health recommendations against the spread of COVID-19.
Abstract To promote the population's adherence to COVID-19 public health preventive measures, the Quebec (Canada) government solicited the assistance of local music artists. This commentary aims to demonstrate how music has been utilized to communicate the public health recommendations relative to the COVID-19 pandemic and to discuss the relevance of using music in this context, as supported by research. More specifically, music is discussed in terms of its powerful capacity to reach out to a large population pool; to capture the population's attention quickly and massively in spite of age, language, or cultural b...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cournoyer Lemaire E Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Associations between the traditional and novel neighbourhood built environment metrics and weight status among Canadian men and women.
CONCLUSION: Urban planning policies that impact neighbourhood design have the potential to influence weight among adults living in urban Canadian settings. Some characteristics may have a differential association with weight among men and women and should be considered in urban planning and in neighbourhood-focussed public health interventions. PMID: 32696142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nichani V, Koohsari MJ, Oka K, Nakaya T, Shibata A, Ishii K, Yasunaga A, Turley L, McCormack GR Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Correction to: Special section on dental public health: a collaboration between the Canadian Journal of Public Health and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry.
Abstract Rafael Figueiredo's name was incorrect in the original article; it is correct as displayed here. PMID: 32691331 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McLaren L, Figueiredo R Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Migrant sex workers left behind during COVID-19 pandemic.
PMID: 32676902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lam E Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Removing risk stratification in food allergy prevention guidelines.
Abstract There is now level one evidence based on randomized controlled trials that early ingestion of allergenic solids in infancy has a preventive effect against food allergy development. As a result, guidelines now recommend early ingestion of allergenic solids as a means of food allergy prevention. However, guidelines in Canada currently focus this intervention specifically on infants at risk, defined currently as an infant who has a history of atopy such as eczema or food allergy, or who has an immediate family history of atopy. However, this definition fails to account for studies supporting early ingestion ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Abrams EM Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Post-tuberculosis mortality risk among immigrants to British Columbia, Canada, 1985-2015: a time-dependent Cox regression analysis of linked immigration, public health, and vital statistics data.
CONCLUSIONS: In any given year, if an immigrant to BC was diagnosed with TB, their risk of non-TB mortality was 69% higher than if they were not diagnosed with TB. Healthcare providers should consider multiple potential threats to the long-term health of TB patients during and after TB treatment. TB guidelines in high-income settings should address TB survivor health. PMID: 32666352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Basham CA, Karim ME, Cook VJ, Patrick DM, Johnston JC Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

The Canadian Health Clock and health calculators.
Abstract SETTING: This paper documents a participatory process of Health Portfolio staff in the design of a clock, and announces the 2020 Canadian Health Clock, with links to numerous online health calculators. The clock is part of the Health Portfolio's celebration activities in 2019 of "100 Years of Health", as the Department of Health was established in Canada in 1919. INTERVENTION: The intervention was the development of a clock on the Government of Canada website with linkage to calculators as a health promotion tool. The clock was built on the concept of the 2004 Chronic Disease Clock, which s...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Choi BCK, Manuel DG Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Correction to: Pandemics, privacy, and public health research.
Abstract In the section entitled "Responsive and responsible data sharing,". PMID: 32661934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bernier A, Knoppers BM Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Examining weather-related factors on physical activity levels of children from rural communities.
The objective was to examine the influence of weather on moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and light physical activity (LPA) levels of children aged 8-14 years from rural communities, an understudied Canadian population. METHODS: Children (n = 90) from four communities in rural Northwestern Ontario participated in this study between September and December 2016. Children's MVPA and LPA were measured using an Actical accelerometer and demographic data were gathered from surveys of children and their parents. Weather data were collected from the closest weather station. Cross-classified reg...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Button BLG, Shah TI, Clark AF, Wilk P, Gilliland JA Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Social distancing, social justice, and risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abstract Social distancing is an important and necessary measure to help arrest the spread of SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it does place persons who are socially or politically marginalized, including those who are of lower socio-economic status, at risk of further harms. In other words, marginalized or disadvantaged persons are at risk of both contracting SARS-CoV-2 and the risk of harms that may come about because of the social distancing measures themselves. Finally, a third layer of risk faced by marginalized persons would be the overuse of utility (i.e., maximize the benefit of resource x...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silva DS, Smith MJ Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Scrolling for data or doom during COVID-19?
PMID: 32642969 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paulsen P, Fuller D Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

"I'll use it differently now": using dual-systems theory to explore youth engagement with networked technologies.
CONCLUSION: Adolescent experiences of networked technologies are complex, yet they are able to navigate this landscape with intelligent strategies. Their self-directed exploration of disconnection helped them to become reflexive practitioners who were able to revisit their use of networked technologies with new insights and self-control. PMID: 32642970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michaelson V, Steeves V Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Methodological approaches to the design and analysis of nonrandomized intervention studies for the prevention of child and adolescent obesity.
CONCLUSION: There are substantial opportunities to improve the methods for nonrandomized intervention studies and reduce bias. Future studies should use advanced statistical and causal epidemiology methods, including better control for confounding and clustering, to generate higher quality evidence and certainty regarding which obesity prevention interventions are effective. PMID: 32638346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sandhu R, Mbuagbaw L, Tarride JE, De Rubeis V, Carsley S, Anderson LN Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

No more "social distancing" but practice physical separation.
No more "social distancing" but practice physical separation. Can J Public Health. 2020 Jun 29;: Authors: Das Gupta D, Wong DWS PMID: 32602042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Das Gupta D, Wong DWS Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

COVID-19: a prison-breaker?
PMID: 32602043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dutheil F, Bouillon-Minois JB, Clinchamps M Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Pandemics, privacy, and public health research.
Abstract Sharing data expediently for pandemic response purposes exposes healthcare providers in Canada to significant regulatory uncertainty. Duplicative and contradictory ethical and legal duties flowing from overlapping sources can stifle flows of medical data among clinicians, researchers, and institutions. Authorities should support caregivers and accelerate research by providing clear guidance to the health sector. Institutions should foster robust data stewardship and standardize their practices to those recognized among the international health informatics community. Reform is critical to ensuring Canadian...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bernier A, Knoppers BM Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Assessing the reading level of online resources on COVID-19.
PMID: 32588336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Treanor L, Radonjic A Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Always better together: the Canadian Journal of Public Health and the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
PMID: 32578183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Villeneuve PJ, Paradis G, Muhajarine N Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

It can be dangerous to take epidemic curves of COVID-19 at face value.
Abstract During an epidemic with a new virus, we depend on modelling to plan the response: but how good are the data? The aim of our work was to better understand the impact of misclassification errors in identification of true cases of COVID-19 on epidemic curves. Data originated from Alberta, Canada (available on 28 May 2020). There is presently no information of sensitivity (Sn) and specificity (Sp) of laboratory tests used in Canada for the causal agent for COVID-19. Therefore, we examined best attainable performance in other jurisdictions and similar viruses. This suggested perfect Sp and Sn 60-95%. We used t...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Burstyn I, Goldstein ND, Gustafson P Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

COVID-19 and inequality: are we all in this together?
PMID: 32578185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ali S, Asaria M, Stranges S Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Is another public health crisis brewing beneath the COVID-19 pandemic?
Abstract Evidence indicates associations between exposure to mass traumatic events and increased alcohol consumption and related harms following the crises. However, there is limited evidence available to inform alcohol policies during such events. In this commentary, we present the range of government actions to control public access to alcohol during the novel coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in provinces and territories across Canada. Liquor retailers, including both private and government-run retailers, have been designated as essential services in all jurisdictions, operating under an evolving set of rules. ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hobin E, Smith B Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Refugees, asylum seekers and COVID-19: Canada needs to do more to protect at-risk refugees during the current pandemic.
PMID: 32557286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jozaghi E, Dahya A Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Please don't call it medical marijuana unless it is; but it probably isn't.
Abstract The drug development process of demonstrating an agent is safe, effective and pure has, with rare exception, proven an exemplary path in translational research. The basic science, the clinical trials and the chemistry, manufacturing and control have served public health well. This carefully regulated approach forms the basis of a drug label with data from these studies also used to convey risk and benefit to prescribing physicians through the channels of medical literature and drug promotion by the industry. The latter is also important to public health in that such promotion must be based in the approved...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Witek TJ Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Do you mind if I smoke here? Exploring the insights that public benches bring to public health research.
Abstract In this commentary, we illustrate how exploring the meanings and uses of everyday, seemingly mundane, public objects can advance our understanding of health-related practices and the social norms that shape them. We use the example of the public bench and smoking for this purpose. By observing the design of public benches, the places where they are found, the meanings people attribute to them, and the way people use them, we can learn what health-related practices (e.g., smoking) and who (e.g., people who smoke or who do not smoke) are included and excluded as part of local community life. We thus conside...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lapalme J, Glenn NM, Frohlich KL Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Home environment allergen exposure scale in older adult cohort with asthma.
CONCLUSION: The Home Environment Allergen Exposure Scale scores were associated with racial disparities. Replicating these methods in populations residing in high-risk/low-income housing may generate a clinically meaningful, tailored assessment of asthma triggers. Further consideration for variables that address allergic reactivity and biomarker results is indicated to enhance the potential for a precision prevention score. PMID: 32557284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Castner J, Barnett R, Moskos LH, Folz RJ, Polivka B Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Awareness of and intention to use an online sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection testing service among gay and bisexual men in British Columbia, two years after implementation.
CONCLUSION: Early promotion of GetCheckedOnline resulted in greater awareness among those connected to GBMSM. PMID: 32557285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dulai J, Salway T, Thomson K, Haag D, Lachowsky N, Grace D, Edward J, Grennan T, Trussler T, Gilbert M Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Correction to: Challenges and opportunities for graduate students in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article was updated was to correct the spelling of Chenoa Cassidy-Matthews' name: it is correct as displayed here. PMID: 32548713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jenei K, Cassidy-Matthews C, Virk P, Lulie B, Closson K Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

To fight SARS-CoV-2: putting your guns down.
PMID: 32542509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dutheil F, Baker JS, Navel V Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Correction to: COVID-19 and people who use drugs: a call for action.
This article was updated was to correct the spelling of Dave Hamm's name: it is correct as displayed here. PMID: 32533545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jozaghi E, Maynard R, Hamm D, Marsh S Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Trends in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake in Ontario, Canada, and impact of policy changes: a population-based analysis of projected pharmacy data (2015-2018).
We report prevalent PrEP use for the second quarter of 2018 according to age, sex, region, prescriber specialty, and payer type, and generate "PrEP-to-need ratios" (PNR) by dividing these numbers by the estimated numbers of new HIV diagnoses. We used interventional autoregressive integrated moving average models to examine the impact of three policy changes on PrEP use: Health Canada approval (February 2016), availability of generic TDF/FTC and partial public drug coverage (September 2017), and public drug coverage for individuals aged
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tan DHS, Dashwood TM, Wilton J, Kroch A, Gomes T, Martins D Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Hospitalizations for lower respiratory tract infections in children in relation to the sequential use of three pneumococcal vaccines in Quebec.
CONCLUSIONS: Interpretation of results of this ecological study should be made with care as many factors could influence hospitalizations for respiratory infection in young children. Results are compatible with a modest effect of PCVs in reducing hospitalizations for pneumonia in children. No substantial differences between various PCV schedules were observed. PMID: 32529553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zhou Z, Gilca R, Deceuninck G, Boucher F, De Wals P Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Priority setting for school nutrition research: developing a collaborative research agenda.
Abstract Priority setting in health research can assist stakeholders to identify research and policies that have the greatest potential for benefits to public health. Priority setting has been utilized by researchers to identify barriers, facilitators, and recommendations for future public health research. This commentary describes how a priority-setting approach was used as part of a workshop activity on the school nutrition environment in Ontario, Canada, to facilitate brainstorming, sorting, and rating of concepts related to the school nutrition environment. This work demonstrates an interesting and concrete ca...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vine MM, Leatherdale ST, Laxer RE Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Mercury from crematoriums: human health risk assessment and estimate of total emissions in British Columbia.
CONCLUSION: Mercury from crematoriums accounts for more than 7% of total mercury emissions to the atmosphere in BC, but risk assessment found no indication that ground-level exposures to elemental mercury vapour from crematoriums poses a significant risk to human health. If the number of cremations increases, it might reach considerable levels, highlighting the need for developing a national plan similar to other countries. PMID: 32524506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Piagno H, Afshari R Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Developing a harmonized heat warning and information system for Ontario: a case study in collaboration.
This article describes the collaborative process and key steps in developing a harmonized Heat Warning and Information System (HWIS) for Ontario. SETTING: Public health units across Ontario, Canada, collaborated with the federal and provincial government to develop the harmonized HWIS for Ontario. INTERVENTION: In 2011, stakeholders identified the need to develop a harmonized system across Ontario to improve heat warning services, warning criteria, and health messaging. Through a 5-year process facilitated by a non-governmental organization, the three levels of government collaborated to establish the Ontario HWI...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Henderson D, Aubin L, Behan K, Chen H, Doyle H, Gower S, MacDonald M, Mee C, Richardson GRA, Rochon G, Shnabel M, Storfer J, Yagouti A, Yusa A Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and TikTok: a proposal for health authorities to integrate popular social media platforms in contingency planning amid a global pandemic outbreak.
This article discusses the opportunities offered by social media platforms such as Facebook, Reddit and TikTok to disseminate medical information both for the use of physicians and as a means to communicate essential information to the public at large. PMID: 32519085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eghtesadi M, Florea A Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Public health investments: neglect or wilful omission? Historical trends in Quebec and implications for Canada.
Abstract This commentary explores public health (PH) investments in Quebec and underlines the challenge of tracking PH resources across Canada. We analyzed governmental data to compare investments across all health and social programs in Quebec from 2004-2005 to 2017-2018. The province's PH budgets suffered from disproportionately low investments and abrupt cuts. These cuts were the largest among all health programs in 2015-2016 (- 7.1%). PH budgets did not keep up with inflation and, in constant dollars, have declined over the last decade. Furthermore, their evolution over the span of 14 years signifi...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fiset-Laniel J, Guyon A, Perreault R, Strumpf EC Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Chronic disease prevention evaluation in Ontario's public health system: a qualitative needs assessment.
CONCLUSION: These results support the case for ECB strategies that are adaptive and context-sensitive and equip PHUs with the skills required to evaluate complex CDP programming. PMID: 32504307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: LaMarre A, Riley B, Jain R, Zupko B, Buetti D Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Longitudinal associations between bullying and alcohol use and binge drinking among grade 9 and 10 students in the COMPASS study.
CONCLUSIONS: Being a bully or bully-victim in grade 9 or 10 was associated with initiating binge drinking within the following 2 years. Targeted alcohol use prevention programming may benefit these groups. PMID: 32500335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Williams GC, Battista K, deGroh M, Jiang Y, Morrison H, Leatherdale ST Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

A Bayesian shared components modeling approach to develop small area indicators of social determinants of health with measures of uncertainty.
CONCLUSIONS: The Bayesian approach to produce SDOH indicators met the three study objectives and as such provides a new approach to prioritize areas that may experience health inequalities. PMID: 32500336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Norwood TA, Encisa C, Wang X, Seliske L, Cunningham J, De P Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Challenges and opportunities for graduate students in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PMID: 32500337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jenei K, Cassidy-Mathews C, Virk P, Lulie B, Closson K Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

COVID-19 and sex workers: human rights, the struggle for safety and minimum income.
PMID: 32488739 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jozaghi E, Bird L Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Public health saves lives: sad lessons from COVID-19.
PMID: 32483649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Potvin L Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Identifying visible minorities or racialized persons on surveys: can we just ask?
CONCLUSION: A single question on perception or treatment as a person of colour appears to well identify racialized persons and may alternately be recoded to approximate government classification of visible minorities. PMID: 32468439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bauer GR, Mahendran M, Braimoh J, Alam S, Churchill S Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Association between the regional variation in premature mortality and immigration in Ontario, Canada.
CONCLUSION: The findings demonstrate that health region differences in premature mortality in Ontario are in part explained by individual-level effects associated with the health advantage of immigrants, as well as contextual area-level effects that are associated with regional differences in the immigrant population. These factors should be considered in addition to health system factors when looking at health region variation in premature deaths. PMID: 32462460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosella LC, Kornas K, Watson T, Buajitti E, Bornbaum C, Henry D, Brown A Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Mass identification of potential service sector donors of personal protective equipment from an online directory during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PMID: 32462461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diep C, Goel A, Ladha KS Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research

Communicating risks to drinkers: testing alcohol labels with a cancer warning and national drinking guidelines in Canada.
CONCLUSIONS: Alcohol labels with a cancer warning and national drinking guidelines do a better job conveying risk information and promoting safer consumption than existing practices. Industry has a legal duty to adequately inform consumers about their products and should be mandated to include key information on alcohol containers. PMID: 32458295 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hobin E, Shokar S, Vallance K, Hammond D, McGavock J, Greenfield TK, Schoueri-Mychasiw N, Paradis C, Stockwell T Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research