Covid-19 related resources
Reflections on Primary Care
Réseau-1 Québec has published a series of reflections on primary care during the pandemic which were written by various researchers, patient-partners, clinicians and decision-makers.
All of the essays are available here (in both English and French) and in this PDF booklet.
Canadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey
In April 2020 the SPOR PIHCI Network, in partnership with the Larry A. Green Center, launched the Canadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey. An invitation to primary care clinicians across the country to participate in the thirteenth and final survey cycle closed October 26, 2020.
A summary of the key results of each survey cycle is provided in the table below. Or, view an infographic visualizing the key results of Cycles 1-9.
|Results of Cycle 12, Sept. 18-21||Results of Cycle 11, Aug. 21-24||Results of Cycle 10,
|Results of Cycle 9,
|Results of Cycle 8,
|Results of Cycle 7,
|Results of Cycle 6,
May 29 – Jun. 1
|Results of Cycle 5,
|Results of Cycle 4,
|Results of Cycle 3,
|Results of Cycle 2,
|Results of Cycle 1,
This same survey was also launched in Australia and New Zealand and you may read more about the results here:
Race Standards for COVID-19 Research
COVID-19 has highlighted racial health inequalities and inequities in access. This standard is recommended for collection of data for racialized communities. This is based on the work of Andrew Pinto’s team for the SPARK study (Screening for Poverty And Related social determinants and intervening to improve Knowledge of and links to resources) and was adapted from the Ontario Anti-Racism Directorate’s race data standards (2018).
Stay at Home Exercise Program from a Patient Partner
COVID-19 Fact Sheets for Indigenous Communities
‘Safe on The Land’: Hotıì ts’eeda and FOXY promote on-the-land social distancing
As part of its social distancing campaign called Our Home is Our Camp (#homeiscamp), Hotıì ts’eeda (Northwest Territories SPOR SUPPORT Unit) and FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) are continuing to promote social distancing that is both culturally relevant and safe in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Going out on the land is a good way to practice social distancing if you can,” said Hotıì ts’eeda Chairperson John B. Zoe. “We want to remind everyone of what our Elders and Knowledge Holders have always taught us: plan well, stay safe and ask for guidance if you need it.”
“Everyone needs to practice social distancing right now. It is the most important thing we can all do to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect our families and communities,” said Executive Director Candice Lys. “We care about each other’s safety and we want everyone who goes out on the land to do it safely.”
The two organizations are expanding their campaign in coordination with Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Health and Social Services. They are releasing a new poster by Dene artist Melaw Nakehk’o of Yellowknife, that provides reminders about how to be ‘Safe On The Land’.
Please note, going out on the land is for social distancing only. It is not a way to self-isolate. Anyone required to self-isolate must do this at home. Also, it is recommended that anyone feeling sick should stay at home. Continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 while on the land and consider heading back to town if someone develops symptoms. Because not everyone can or should go out on the land at this time, Hotıì ts’eeda and FOXY note that it is important to make sure there is a plan and support for those who stay behind.
The two organizations also recommend that everyone stay informed on the latest COVID-19 information and recommendations by checking: hss.gov.nt.ca or canada.ca/coronavirus.
You can follow the Our Home is Our Camp campaign on the Hotıì ts’eeda Facebook page or following the hashtag #homeiscamp. Resources are being developed in all NWT official languages and can be accessed via www.nwtspor.ca and through social media.
COVID-19 Research Projects
CIHR is celebrating more #HealthResearchHeroes! New stories about COVID-19 research projects have been launched. These projects were chosen to showcase the exceptional work of researchers across the country and to demonstrate the value of health research to Canadians.
CIHR is hoping to reach a wide audience with these stories. Please feel free to share the link(s) with your networks—including friends and family.
The new stories include:
- Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh
Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine
Recovery and recurrence: Untangling the risk of COVID-19 reinfection
- Dr. John Lewis
University of Alberta
Homegrown: Working toward a made-in-Canada vaccine against COVID-19
- Dr. Mohan Babu
University of Regina
Detect and disrupt: How peptide research is leading to better tests and treatments for COVID-19
- Dr. Steven Drews
University of Alberta
Of antibodies and immunity: Research to learn more about post-infection protection from COVID-19
- Dr. Josephine Etowa
University of Ottawa
Time for a transformation: Strengthening health care and capacity for African, Caribbean, and Black communities in Ontario
- Dr. Meghan Azad
University of Manitoba
Rapid research, rapid results: How the CHILD Cohort Study is tracking the pandemic’s impact on Canadian families
- Dr. Isabelle Vedel
COVID-19 and dementia: Research to improve care for older adults across Canada
- Dr. Ellen MacEachen
University of Waterloo
When you can’t work from home: Reducing risks for gig couriers in a pandemic
- Dr. Rod Knight
University of British Columbia
Electric youth: How research is helping young people recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
- Dr. Emily Marshall
Not your average PUPPY: Research to support better primary care during a pandemic
- Dr. Darryl Leong
The long view: How the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study is gaining insights into COVID-19
- Dr. Holly Witteman
Starting with why: Explaining the science behind COVID-19 to enhance public health
- Chief Wayne Christian
Chief of Splatsin
Tribal Chief of Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
- Dr. Patricia Spittal
University of British Columbia
The Cedar Project: Supporting Indigenous young people who use drugs during a pandemic