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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...
Are we Finally Giving Public Health the Attention it Deserves?
Public health activities defined as activities that prevent disease. Discusses major historical public health initiatives (e.g. clean water, quarantine, vaccination) and current big issues for public health.
Comparing contact investigations of tuberculosis cases among the Canadian Born Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal population in Alberta, CanadaDownload
It is well established that the rates of tuberculosis (TB) among Aboriginal Peoples in Alberta are disproportionately higher than those in the Canadian-born 'other' population group (Jensen, Lau, Langlois-Klassen, et al., 2012). In addition, Aboriginal Peoples living on-reserve have higher rates...
Creating and Capitalizing on Opportunities to Reduce Poverty: The Process and Power of Integrated Knowledge TranslationDownload
This thesis describes the experiences of partners involved in integrated knowledge translation (iKT)—a poorly understood process wherein partners from diverse professional spheres (e.g. community, government, and academia) work together to ensure research generated is relevant for the context of...
Exploring the Association between Parental Concern about Vaccine Safety and Incomplete Childhood Immunization: A Multivariate ModelDownload
High levels of immunization coverage are required to maintain control of infectious diseases that previously caused significant illness and death in Canada. However, childhood immunizations have been so successful that many Canadians have never seen the impact of these diseases, with some parents...
Out of all the natural disasters, floods are the most common in both developed and developing countries, accounting for approximately 40% of all natural disasters [1,2]. Flooding has severe implications on human health before, during, and after the onset of a flood. Southeast Asia is a region...
Abstract Written in an era that is witnessing an epistemic shift through which human health is increasingly being geneticized by North American science and medical institutions, this dissertation interrogates the discourses that make such a shift—and all of its material repercussions—possible....
The Spatiotemporal Occurrence and Recovery of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Well-sourced Drinking Water from Southern Alberta, CanadaDownload
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are important enteric pathogens that cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, as well as in Canada. Drinking water is a key exposure pathway for STEC infection and the occurrence of these pathogens in drinking water sources represents an...
Understanding Policy-Influencer Perspectives on the Adoption and Spread of Provincial Daily Physical Activity Policies across Canada: A Multiple Case StudyDownload
Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and contributes to improved physical and mental health. In Canada, children are becoming more inactive and are at risk of poor health outcomes and chronic disease. School physical activity policies represent one intervention strategy...
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major public health concern. The current population-based screening method used world-wide is fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), however this test has very low sensitivity for both colorectal cancer and adenomatous (pre-cancerous) polyps and is associated with low...