Provide safer, more inclusive care for STBBI
Introducing a new free online course from the Canadian Public Health Association, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Office of Continuing Professional Development.
Provide safer, more inclusive care for sexually transmitted
and blood-borne infections
This online course explores strategies that family physicians and other clinical care providers can use to prevent stigma and discrimination that patients and clients may face when accessing sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIS), sexual health and substance use services.
Healthy, Green and Just Recovery
CPHA, together with the Canadian Health Association for Sustainability and Equity and the Ontario Public Health Association have collaborated to produce a series of blogs, factsheets and backgrounders to disseminate important and timely research on the need to improve public health, decrease health inequities and provide beneficial side effects in the fight to address climate change.
- Public Transit Factsheet
- Public Transit Background Document
- Active Travel Factsheet
- Active Travel Background Document
- Zero-emission Vehicles Factsheet
- Zero-emission Vehicles Background Document
- Building Retrofits Factsheet
- Building Retrofits Background Document
- Renewable Energies Factsheet
- Renewable Energies Background Document
Developing and Communicating Local Data
CPHA has compiled the most recent publicly available tools and resources from jurisdictions across Canada. We believe this will aid health and social service providers in service delivery and program development.
What Does the Evidence Say About Cannabis?
CPHA has gathered current seminal research, governmental reports, and other evidence-based information concerning a public health approach to cannabis. Here you can find reports and information concerning the health effects of cannabis, as well as the effects of cannabis legalization in non-Canadian contexts.
Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Across Canada
CPHA has compiled provincial/territorial and federal documents to increase understanding of cannabis legalization across varying contexts and jurisdictions within Canada.
Cannabis Resources for Providers
These resources are intended to assist providers in addressing cannabis use through a public health approach. Here you can find resources developed by CPHA, including our community consultation reports, recently updated Pot and Driving toolkit, and webinar series. Here we also share resources and tools developed by other organizations that may increase provider and organizational capacity and encourage public health perspectives in practice.
Workshops on Reducing STBBI-related Stigma
Throughout 2014-2017, in collaboration with the Centre for Sexuality, CPHA developed the content for three workshops focused on reducing STBBI-related stigma. These workshop resources, including a facilitation manual, a participant workbook and the presentation slides, will help you facilitate a training workshop in your community. The content from the three workshops can also be combined to create a more comprehensive training opportunity.
Knowledge Translation Resources for Reducing STBBI-related Stigma
Since 2014, CPHA has developed a number of knowledge translation tools to support health and social service providers to provide STBBI-related services. These resources underscore the individual and organizational factors required to enhance services and reduce STBBI-related stigma, and ultimately improve health outcomes for those affected by or living with STBBIs.
- Discussing sexual health, harm reduction and STBBIs: A guide for service providers
- Reducing stigma and discrimination through the protection of privacy and confidentiality
- Self-assessment tool for STBBIs and stigma
- Organizational assessment tool for STBBIs and stigma
- Language matters: Using respectful language in relation to sexual health, substance use, STBBIs and intersecting sources of stigma
- Trauma- and violence- informed care toolkit
- Trauma- and violence- informed physical examinations and STBBI testing: A guide for service providers
Developing Core Competencies for STBBI Prevention
Throughout 2011-2014, CPHA worked with communities across Canada, including a National Reference Group, to identify the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours that enhance STBBI prevention activities. Based on these consultations, a set of 26 core competencies were identified. In addition to the Core Competencies, a Health Equity Impact Assessment Tool specific to STBBIs was created, as well as a list of the Factors that Impact Vulnerability to STBBIs among the general population and also select priority populations.
Webinar Series on Reducing STBBI-related Stigma
CPHA has hosted a number of webinars to increase understanding of the stigma associated with sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) as well as sexuality and/or substance use more broadly. Each webinar – presented by members of the public health community from across Canada – highlighted promising practices in stigma reduction.
Frontline Health: Beyond Health Care
CPHA has a long and recognized history of work on the social determinants of health. We are proud of this legacy and created a discussion around the social determinants of health both within the public health community as well as with the public, as a means of moving the social determinants of health agenda forward with political leaders and decision-makers in other sectors.
Stop Smoking: A Smoking Cessation Resource for Those Who Work with Women
Respecting the Air We Breathe
Young adults are a priority population for tobacco control in Canada. Respecting the Air We Breathe examined young adults as a target audience for second-hand tobacco smoke messages.
Eliminating Tobacco in Canada: Public Health Priorities, Capacity, and Comprehensive Action
Public Health~Community Health Nursing in Canada: Preparation & Practice
Creating a Certified Public Health Professional Designation for Canada’s Public Health Workforce
Creating a Certified Public Health Professional Designation engaged Canada’s public health community in assessing the utility of a Certified Public Health Professional (CPHP) designation in Canada and informing the development of tools and a certification framework. With funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, CPHA consulted with the public health community to develop a framework and conduct a pilot test of a certification program for public health in Canada and provide recommendations for national implementation.
Examples of Health Literacy in Practice
Examples of Health Literacy in Practice provides a snapshot of the substantial and varied range of work taking place to address health literacy in Canada. This resource provides information on some of the approaches that can inform health literacy activities, programs and policies.
Expert Panel on Health Literacy
Preparing the Canadian Public Health Community for New HIV Prevention Technologies: Understanding the Knowledge, Information Needs and Potential Role of Public Health Workers in Canada and Learning from the Experiences in Southeast Europe
In the absence of a cure for HIV, the development of vaccines and other new prevention technologies (NPTs) to prevent HIV infection offers one of the greatest promises for slowing the epidemic. Published in 2011, this document examines public health’s knowledge, information needs, roles, opportunities, challenges and capacity to introduce and deliver NPTs in Canada. The report presents the findings of various data collection methods including consultations, a literature search/review, key informant interviews and a nationwide online survey of public health stakeholders.
- Preparing the Canadian Public Health Community for New HIV Prevention Technologies: Understanding the Knowledge, Information Needs and Potential Role of Public Health Workers in Canada and Learning from the Experiences in Southeast Europe (Synthesis)
- Preparing the Canadian Public Health Community for New HIV Prevention Technologies: Understanding the Knowledge, Information Needs and Potential Role of Public Health Workers in Canada and Learning from the Experiences in Southeast Europe (Survey)
M.O.V.E (Mind Over Violence Everywhere)
M.O.V.E. is a series of youth-directed workshops that uses art, improvisational theatre, sports, music and group work to deal with themes of violence prevention. Participants develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and peer mediation. Using a variety of engaging techniques, the program stresses rights and responsibilities, assertiveness training, and community relations. The energy, experiences and creative thinking of young people has provided the momentum for this dynamic program. Together, youth and community members are “M.O.V.E.ing” to prevent violence.
Public Consultation on Xenotransplantation
In 2000, CPHA agreed to consult with the Canadian public on the health, ethical, legal, economic and social issues related to xenotransplantation and to report to the Minister of Health on the results of those consultations.
Anti-bullying: Best practices
CPHA's Assessment Toolkit for Bullying, Harassment and Peer Relations at School provides a standard way to measure the nature and prevalence of school peer relationship problems, standards for quality programs, and a common set of tools to assess the impact of school-based programs. From a public health perspective, it provides an overview of what works and what doesn’t, foundations for best practice standards, and outlines the core school components. CPHA’s toolkit includes tips for students, parents, teachers and administrators in the form of a handout and checklist that can be posted on the fridge at home, in the student’s desk and on the chalkboard at school.
- CPHA Safe School Study
- The Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth
- Bullying, School Exclusion and Literacy
- Assessment Toolkit for Bullying, Harassment, and Peer Relations at School
- Tools to do the survey
- Parental knowledge of child-reported bully-victim and sexual harassment problems in seven Canadian schools: Implications for policy and program development
Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management through Dialogue, Planning and Assessment
In 2007/2008, CPHA worked with four health regions across the country to pilot a new chronic disease planning tool to help bring a comprehensive approach into regional dialogue and planning. The tool presents eight critical success factors for strengthening chronic disease prevention and management, with guiding questions for each.
- A Tool for Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management - Introduction
- A Tool for Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management - Tool
- A Tool for Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management - How-to Guide
- A Tool for Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management - Case Studies