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Background Geographic public health surveillance is concerned with describing and disseminating geographic information about disease and other measures of health to policy makers and the public. While methodological developments in the geographical analysis of disease are numerous, few have been...
Highlights: Physical inactivity linked to chronic disease can be addressed by increasing walking. Understanding walkability can support health promotion policies and interventions. Walk Score® provides a uniquely accessible and generalizable metric for walkability. Walk Score® has been validated...
Walk Score® is a proprietary walkability metric that ranks locations by proximity to destinations, with emerging health promotion applications for increasing walking as physical activity. Currently, field validations of Walk Score® have only occurred in metropolitan regions of the United States;...
Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors in Canada’s Northern Populations: Longitudinal and Geographic ComparisonsDownload
"Objective: Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide and place considerable burden on the Canadian health care system. This research investigates the self-reported prevalence of major chronic diseases and risk factors in northern Canadian populations and compares...
Inner City Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Policy Recommendations to Support Delivery of Programs and ServicesDownload
Background: In Alberta, and across Canada, health care costs continue to rise at an unsustainable rate. Over the past five years, the cost of delivering healthcare has outpaced the annual rate of inflation by nearly four percent. Health services use is driven by health needs and characteristics...
The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes recently hosted an information webinar describing the program, what funds are available, the four funding pools, collaborators and partners, deadlines and evaluation criteria. The webinar slides can now be downloaded.
"Background: In Canada, the prevalence of behavioural risk factors and chronic conditions differs for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations, but little research has examined changes over time. This study compares several major risk factors and chronic conditions in Aboriginal and...
Background Prevention and management of chronic conditions is a priority for many healthcare systems. Personal health records have been suggested to facilitate implementation of chronic care programs. However, patients’ attitude towards personal health records (PHRs) can significantly affect the...