Journal Articles (Public Health)
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- 58Young, T. Kue
- 14Nykiforuk, Candace I.J.
- 10Bjerregaard, Peter
- 10Chatwood, Susan
- 10Hegele, Robert A.
- 7Connelly, Philip W.
"Over the past four years, despite low resource allocations to the North, northern residents and community organizations have taken significant initiatives towards the development of health research. In this commentary, we present a model for the development of northern health research based on...
A multiple case history and systematic review of adoption, diffusion, implementation and impact of provincial daily physical activity policies in Canadian schoolsDownload
Background: Few children meet physical activity (PA) recommendations, and are therefore at increased risk for overweight/obesity and adverse health outcomes. To increase children’s opportunities for PA, several Canadian provinces have adopted school-based daily PA (DPA) policies. It is not clear...
This article examines the illness and recovery experiences and perceptions of physically active middle aged and older adults participating in hiking groups. These perceptions are examined within the local milieu of their group and the larger social context of biomedical norms of healthy older...
Advancing strategies for agenda setting by health policy coalitions: a network analysis of the Canadian chronic disease prevention surveyDownload
Health in all policies can address chronic disease morbidity and mortality by increasing population-level physical activity and healthy eating, and reducing tobacco and alcohol use. Both governmental and non-governmental policy influencers are instrumental for health policy that modifies...
Advocacy coalition impacts on healthy public policy-oriented learning in Alberta, Canada (2009–2016): A difference-in-differences analysisDownload
Since 2009, the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) has pursued policy, systems, and environmental change strategies engaging policy elites to promote healthy public policy for chronic disease prevention in Alberta, Canada. Employing Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF)...
An overview of Aboriginal health research in the social sciences: current trends and future directionsDownload
"Objectives: To examine if Aboriginal health research conducted within the field of social sciences reflects the population and geographic diversity of the Aboriginal population. Study design: Review. Methods: We searched the Web of Science Social Science Citation Index, the Arts and Humanities...
Arthritis in the Canadian Aboriginal population: north-south differences in prevalence and correlatesDownload
"Background: Information on arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders among Aboriginal people is sparse. Survey data show that arthritis and rheumatism are among the most commonly reported chronic conditions and their prevalence is higher than among non-Aboriginal people. Objective: To...
Assessing clinical support and inter-professional interactions among front-line primary care providers in remote communities in northern Canada: a pilot studyDownload
"Primary care in remote communities in northern Canada is delivered primarily by nurses who receive clinical support from physicians in regional centres and the patient transportation system. To improve continuity, quality and access to care in remote northern communities, it is important to...
Assessing general public and policy influencer support for healthy public policies to promote healthy eating at the population level in two Canadian provincesDownload
Objective: To assess and compare the favourability of healthy public policy options to promote healthy eating from the perspective of members of the general public and policy influencers in two Canadian provinces. Design: The Chronic Disease Prevention Survey, administered in 2016, required...
"Background: Health surveys are a rich source of information on a variety of health issues, including health care. Objectives: This article compares various national and regional surveys in terms of their geographical coverage with respect to the Canadian North, especially their Aboriginal...