• Social Media/Risk Communication and Public Health Social Media/Risk Communication and Public Health
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  • Governance/ Intergovernmental Relations Governance/ Intergovernmental Relations Public health policy development is fundamentally an intergovernmental activity given the ability of public health threats to cross borders. Effective intergovernmental relations are therefore critical to the development of successful public health policy.
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  • Smoking Smoking This section entails publications related to smoking and smoking policies
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  • International Health Regulations International Health Regulations
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  • Immunization Immunization Universal vaccination programs have been central components of public health programs around the world. In Canada all provinces have instituted public childhood vaccination programs for measles, mumps and rubella, hemophilus influenza B, and diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and polio.
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  • Pandemic Preparedness/ Global Health Security Pandemic Preparedness/ Global Health Security The 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza outbreak highlighted the critical importance of our public health system and in particular health surveillance. This outbreak affected populations around the world and occupied significant public health resources
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  • Blood Policy Blood Policy Blood safety was thrust in to the spotlight as a consequence of the tragic transfusion transmission of hepatitis C and HIV to thousands of transfusion recipients. Many lessons can be learned from the Canadian blood systems response to this tragedy.
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Welcome to public health policy, a key source of information on public health policy in Canada and the international sphere.

What is Public Health?

Public health is an often under-recognized component of our health system, yet most improvements in life expectancy and other key markers of healthy populations are the result of effective public health programs.

Ongoing Research

This section is where details and documentation for related ongoing research projects undertaken by Dr. Wilson and his collaborators can be located.

Social Media and Public Health

New research investigates how effectively online social networks promotes public health behaviours

Highlights

 
 

Ongoing Research

  • H1N1 research project

    Vaccination continues to be an essential intervention to protect the health of people worldwide against infectious diseases. In recent years, a number of new vaccines have been made available to the public. However, concerns have emerged about the public’s acceptance of new vaccines, in particular new vaccines released as a result of public health emergencies …