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CDPAC/PHAC 2015/2016 Webinar Series Archive


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The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention (CCDP) partnered with the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) to co-host a series of webinars throughout 2015-2016. Sessions include effective interventions, program learnings and the latest surveillance analysis on topics such as breast cancer, family violence and positive mental health. This series will be of interest to public health and related professionals, researchers, and policy makers.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Canada: Prevalence & public health prevention efforts - Thursday, June 23rd, 2016


Mood and anxiety disorders are the most common types of mental illnesses in Canada and have been estimated to affect about three million Canadian adults in 2013. This webinar...

Bringing to PASS a modernized surveillance system: expanding physical activity reporting to incorporate sedentary behaviour and sleep - Wednesday, April 6th, 2016


This webinar reviewed the process undertaken by the Agency to develop the Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep (PASS) Indicator Framework (IF), including indicators of PASS behaviours at the individual, family, community and society levels situated in the environments in which they occur, including the home, work, school, community, and transportation.

Injury Syndromics: Modernization of the CHIRPP injury surveillance system and implementation of early warning rules, watch lists, and product identification Thursday, March 10, 2016

This webinar reviewed the process undertaken by the Public Health Agency of Canada to modernize the CHIRPP (Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program) injury and poisoning surveillance system.

Positive Mental Health Surveillance Indicator Framework (Adults) on Infobase Series - Tuesday, February 9th 2016 

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The Agency has developed a Positive Mental Health Surveillance Indicator Framework in order to provide information on positive mental health outcomes and associated risk and protective factors. The Framework includes a core set of indicators and specific measures which are grouped into four key domains: individual, family, community and society levels. The Positive Mental Health Infobase provides users a series of tools to visualize, analyze, interpret and disseminate health indicator data for positive mental health. It provides pan-Canadian estimates for the population aged 18 years and older, and data breakdowns by demographic and socioeconomic variables for each of the measures within the Framework.

Enhancing Healthcare Professional Capacity to Integrate Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Interventions - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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This webinar showcased the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care's (CNRC) work as part of the PHAC's Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease to increase the capacity of health care professionals across Canada to provide evidence-based smoking cessation interventions using the newly established Certified Tobacco Educator competencies, national training curriculum and certification program.

An Integrated Approach to Preventive Public Health Interventions in Early Childhood: From biology to implementation - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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This webinar highlights recently published information about the introduction and evaluation of the Nurse-Family Partnership program in Canada and provides: An overview of the process for adapting, piloting, and evaluating complex public health interventions for early childhood in community settings; Emphasis on the importance of developing collaborative research-policy partnerships undertake public health evaluations of this nature; and an introduction to the concept of biological embedding and measurement of biomarkers to understand the impact of public health interventions on health outcomes.

Mental Illness in Canada - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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This webinar highlighted recently-published information from the Public Health Agency of Canada and provided: 

  • An overview of Agency surveillance activities in this area; 
  • Highlights on health service use for mental illness - reported through the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System (CCDSS); 
  • New data on the impacts of mental illness based on findings from the Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases (SLCDC);
  • An overview of a descriptive study on Health Adjusted Life Expectancy for people with and without depression.

"I am invited. And you?" An Innovative Breast Cancer Screening Project - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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This webinar presented key results and learnings from a project called “I am invited. And you?". This multistrategic project involved a large-scale social marketing campaign intended to increase participation in the Program by women with low literacy and those from ethnocultural communities.