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Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is health related. This section was developed to help you find relevant news, publications, and videos. The main datasets used to examine health issues are also listed.



Job Opportunity

The Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria is seeking an instructor for the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis program. This program is offered exclusively ONLINE using the learning management system MOODLE. The Instructor will teach PHDA05, Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modelling of Population Health Data. This position requires extensive working knowledge of longitudinal analysis and multi-level modeling (including growth curve modeling, multivariate and multi-population models with different outcomes, dealing with missing data and errors in measurement and measurement misclassification). The successful candidate will be familiar with multivariate study design and analysis methods. Interested candidate are invited to submit a résumé with a letter of intent and references by August 25.
20 July 2018 - 2:29pm |

Public lecture: Promoting Evidence-based Public Health

On Thursday July 10th from 14:00-16:00, the PROSPERED Project at McGill University will host a public lecture - "Promoting Evidence-Based Public Health: Obstacles and Opportunities. 

27 June 2018 - 7:58pm |

Asthma Hospitalizations Among Children and Youth

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) recently released a report examining asthma hospitalization by age, sex, income, location and education among children and youth at the provincial/territorial and national levels, as well as patterns over time. Using data from the Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) (2006–2007 to 2015–2016) housed at the CIHI, as well as linked data from the 2006 Census–Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), the report shows that hospitalizations for asthma have declined significantly for both boys and girls over the past decade, and across all age groups, but that asthma continues to be one of the leading causes of hospital stays for people younger than 20, with more than 6,000 hospitalizations in 2015–2016. Moreover, children and youth living in lower-income neighbourhoods continued to experience significantly higher rates of hospitalization than those in higher-income neighbourhoods. Read the full report here.

14 May 2018 - 4:27pm |

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