Public Health in Canada 2.0

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We invite you to partake on an exciting learning journey related to public health theory, practice, policy making and research in Canada and abroad that ranges from Alzheimer’s disease trends to the Zika virus pandemic (A-Z).  You will discover on your learning adventure that public health care professionals and workers provide essential health care services for the prevention, promotion and restoration of health for diverse populations across the lifespan; which include public health nurses, physicians, epidemiologists, health promoters and infection control specialists to name but a few. This comprehensive text has been written for upper level undergraduate and/or graduate students enrolled in public or community health science programs and professional programs (e.g., nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, kinesiology). This textbook consists of 14 chapters that were developed and designed based on the 36 core competencies deemed essential for all public health professionals and workers as outlined by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).  We provide readers with the essential knowledge base and theoretical foundations to engage in safe and cost-effective evidence-informed public health services and policy development across the lifespan.

KEY FEATURES FOR EACH CHAPTER INCLUDE:

  • Learning objectives and a list of specific PHAC core competencies addressed.
  • Web-based resources boxes integrated throughout the chapter.
  • Group activity-based learning boxes.
  • Research focus boxes to reinforce the importance of evidence-informed practice & decision making.
  • Challenges and future directions for each chapter are highlighted.
  • Group review exercise boxes.
  • Chapter summaries presented in bullet form to highlight key concepts.
  • Critical thinking questions to encourage discussions, debates and mastery of concepts.
  • Glossary of key terms.

PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Illustrations and flowcharts.
  • Tables and graphs.
  • Coloured photographs and illustrations.
  • References for each chapter.
  • Instructors manual with course outline, chapter highlights and test bank for each chapter.
  • Lecture slides highlighting key concepts and terms for each chapter.

SAMPLE LECTURE

 

 

CHAPTER 1: Foundations and Essential Concepts for Public Health

CHAPTER 2: Understanding the Concept of “Health”: Its Evolution and Definitions

CHAPTER 3: “Medicare” in Canada: History and Current Challenges

CHAPTER 4: Indigenous Health in Canada

CHAPTER 5: Essential Research Methods for the Practice of Public Health

CHAPTER 6: Epidemiology: Essential Concepts for Public Health

CHAPTER 7: Human Responses to Disease, Illness, and Sickness

CHAPTER 8: Environmental and Occupation Health and Safety

CHAPTER 9: Global Health: A Primer

CHAPTER 10: Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation in Public Health

CHAPTER 11: Current and Emerging Mental Health Issues in Canada

CHAPTER 12: Neurological Disorders: A Growing Public Health Challenge

CHAPTER 13: Major Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: A Canadian Perspective

CHAPTER 14: Major Noncommunicable Diseases: Current and Future Challenges

Wally J Bartfay

Dr. Wally Bartfay is currently Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies and Director of the Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences and Bachelor of Health Sciences Programs at Ontario Tech University (formerly University of Ontario Institute of Technology) in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Bartfay has held various administrative and research positions in nursing and the health sciences including Director of Cardiac Iron-overload Research Group (CIORG) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and Nursing Research Director at the University of Windsor. He was also the first Director of the Graduate Health Sciences Program at Ontario Tech University.

Dr. Wally Bartfay’s career in nursing spans more than 35 years, and he has practiced and taught nursing in four provinces in Canada in a variety of settings including community health, mental health, medical-surgical nursing, and adult critical care and trauma services. Dr. Bartfay has taught nursing and health sciences in several institutions across Canada including Red River Community College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Western in London, Ontario, Queen’s University in Kingston. Dr. Bartfay began his career in the health sciences by fi rst receiving his Diploma in Nursing Sciences from Dawson College (CEGEP) in Montreal, Quebec. He subsequently obtained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in health sociology from McGill University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BScN) from Brandon University. He obtained his Master’s of Nursing (MN) from the University of Manitoba with a specialization in community health nursing, and his Doctorate (PhD) from the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Bartfay is the recipient of several research grants as primary investigator and co-investigator including grants from the Anemia Institute of Research and Education, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, American Health Assistance Foundation, J. B. Bickell Foundation, and the Garfi eld Kelly Cardiovascular Research and Development Fund. He has over 150 publications including several peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings, monographs and chapters in books. He is coauthor of the books Public Health in Canada (2014, Pearson) and Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (2010, Nelson). Dr. Bartfay’s work has appeared in national newspapers and other media and he serves as a reviewer for several nursing and other scientific journals.

Dr. Bartfay is the recipient of various teaching awards including the University of Windsor Male Teacher of the Year Award (2005); Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Award, Queen’s University (2003), and the Reddick Award for Excellence in Nursing Education, Queen’s Nursing Society (2002). In addition, he is the recipient of various civil awards including Air Transit Act of Humanitarian Kindness Recognition Accolade for emergency medical assistance (2016); Air Canada’s Honorary Flight Nurse Award for Humanitarian Emergency Services (1989), and the Meritorious Award for Emergency Humanitarian Service (1989). He was also named to the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Priory of Canada. Dr. Bartfay’s current research includes noncommunicable disease management, population and public health, and e-health platforms and technologies.

Emma Bartfay

Dr. Emma Bartfay is Professor of Epidemiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University. After completing her doctoral degree at Western University in London, Ontario, she began her career as a research scientist at the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, Ontario, before joining academia in 2005 at Ontario Tech University. Since then, she has developed and taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in epidemiology, global health and communicable diseases, where she is passionate about global health issues such as neglected tropical diseases and environmental health. In 2013, Dr. Emma Bartfay was nominated by the Faculty of Health Sciences for the Ontario Tech University Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was named the “most influential professor” by student alumni. In 2019, Dr. Bartfay was nominated for a second time and has subsequently won the Ontario Tech University Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Emma Bartfay also has a productive research career, where she received numerous research grants and awards. Most notably, she received the prestigious Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Career Scientist Award in health services research through the Health Research Personnel Development Program Open Competition. Additionally, Dr. Bartfay has obtained many Tri-Council and major national peer-reviewed research grants from agencies such as CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC), the Canadian Heath Services Research Foundation (CHSRF), the J. P. Bickell Foundation, the Clare Nelson Bequest Fund and various internal grants to support her research.

To-date, Dr. Emma Bartfay has accumulated over 100 scholarly products, which includes high-impact international peer-reviewed journal publications, conference proceedings, book chapters, books and monographs. She is the co-author of the textbook Public Health in Canada (2014, Pearson). Dr. Bartfay’s work has appeared in national newspapers and other media, including featured interviews by the Elderbranch (US) and by Saint Elizabeth Health Care (Canada) in relation to her work in dementia care. A series of her work in dementia diagnosis was published in such international journals as the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Geriatric and Gerontology International and Public Health. Her work has also been selected as the Editor’s choice and was cited in the World Alzheimer’s Report.

Dr. Emma Bartfay is an active contributor both in academia and in the wider community. She has been invited and served as a guest editor for an international journal in public health, a session chair and member of the technical program committee for a global health conference, as well as to sit on journal editorial boards and grant review panel of funding agencies. Dr. Bartfay also made significant contributions in the community. In the past, she has served on the Protocol Review Committee at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, the Scientific Advisory Committee at the Centre for Environmental Health of Ontario, the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Palliative Care Integration Project Evaluation Committee. Most recently, she served on the Steering Committee for the Age-Friendly Durham, a regional initiative funded by the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat. Based on the WHO framework of age-friendly community, the committee developed an action plan to meet the needs of the residents and to address the challenges of the aging population, which was later unanimously endorsed by the regional council. Upon its conclusion, the Age-Friendly Durham steering committee has evolved into the Durham Council on Aging where Dr. Bartfay continues to serve in the same capacity.

We invite you to partake on an exciting learning journey related to public health theory, practice, policy making and research in Canada and abroad that ranges from Alzheimer’s disease trends to the Zika virus pandemic (A-Z).  You will discover on your learning adventure that public health care professionals and workers provide essential health care services for the prevention, promotion and restoration of health for diverse populations across the lifespan; which include public health nurses, physicians, epidemiologists, health promoters and infection control specialists to name but a few. This comprehensive text has been written for upper level undergraduate and/or graduate students enrolled in public or community health science programs and professional programs (e.g., nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, kinesiology). This textbook consists of 14 chapters that were developed and designed based on the 36 core competencies deemed essential for all public health professionals and workers as outlined by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).  We provide readers with the essential knowledge base and theoretical foundations to engage in safe and cost-effective evidence-informed public health services and policy development across the lifespan.

KEY FEATURES FOR EACH CHAPTER INCLUDE:

  • Learning objectives and a list of specific PHAC core competencies addressed.
  • Web-based resources boxes integrated throughout the chapter.
  • Group activity-based learning boxes.
  • Research focus boxes to reinforce the importance of evidence-informed practice & decision making.
  • Challenges and future directions for each chapter are highlighted.
  • Group review exercise boxes.
  • Chapter summaries presented in bullet form to highlight key concepts.
  • Critical thinking questions to encourage discussions, debates and mastery of concepts.
  • Glossary of key terms.

PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Illustrations and flowcharts.
  • Tables and graphs.
  • Coloured photographs and illustrations.
  • References for each chapter.
  • Instructors manual with course outline, chapter highlights and test bank for each chapter.
  • Lecture slides highlighting key concepts and terms for each chapter.

SAMPLE LECTURE

 

 

CHAPTER 1: Foundations and Essential Concepts for Public Health

CHAPTER 2: Understanding the Concept of “Health”: Its Evolution and Definitions

CHAPTER 3: “Medicare” in Canada: History and Current Challenges

CHAPTER 4: Indigenous Health in Canada

CHAPTER 5: Essential Research Methods for the Practice of Public Health

CHAPTER 6: Epidemiology: Essential Concepts for Public Health

CHAPTER 7: Human Responses to Disease, Illness, and Sickness

CHAPTER 8: Environmental and Occupation Health and Safety

CHAPTER 9: Global Health: A Primer

CHAPTER 10: Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation in Public Health

CHAPTER 11: Current and Emerging Mental Health Issues in Canada

CHAPTER 12: Neurological Disorders: A Growing Public Health Challenge

CHAPTER 13: Major Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: A Canadian Perspective

CHAPTER 14: Major Noncommunicable Diseases: Current and Future Challenges

Wally J Bartfay

Dr. Wally Bartfay is currently Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies and Director of the Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences and Bachelor of Health Sciences Programs at Ontario Tech University (formerly University of Ontario Institute of Technology) in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Bartfay has held various administrative and research positions in nursing and the health sciences including Director of Cardiac Iron-overload Research Group (CIORG) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and Nursing Research Director at the University of Windsor. He was also the first Director of the Graduate Health Sciences Program at Ontario Tech University.

Dr. Wally Bartfay’s career in nursing spans more than 35 years, and he has practiced and taught nursing in four provinces in Canada in a variety of settings including community health, mental health, medical-surgical nursing, and adult critical care and trauma services. Dr. Bartfay has taught nursing and health sciences in several institutions across Canada including Red River Community College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Western in London, Ontario, Queen’s University in Kingston. Dr. Bartfay began his career in the health sciences by fi rst receiving his Diploma in Nursing Sciences from Dawson College (CEGEP) in Montreal, Quebec. He subsequently obtained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in health sociology from McGill University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BScN) from Brandon University. He obtained his Master’s of Nursing (MN) from the University of Manitoba with a specialization in community health nursing, and his Doctorate (PhD) from the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Bartfay is the recipient of several research grants as primary investigator and co-investigator including grants from the Anemia Institute of Research and Education, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, American Health Assistance Foundation, J. B. Bickell Foundation, and the Garfi eld Kelly Cardiovascular Research and Development Fund. He has over 150 publications including several peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings, monographs and chapters in books. He is coauthor of the books Public Health in Canada (2014, Pearson) and Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (2010, Nelson). Dr. Bartfay’s work has appeared in national newspapers and other media and he serves as a reviewer for several nursing and other scientific journals.

Dr. Bartfay is the recipient of various teaching awards including the University of Windsor Male Teacher of the Year Award (2005); Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Award, Queen’s University (2003), and the Reddick Award for Excellence in Nursing Education, Queen’s Nursing Society (2002). In addition, he is the recipient of various civil awards including Air Transit Act of Humanitarian Kindness Recognition Accolade for emergency medical assistance (2016); Air Canada’s Honorary Flight Nurse Award for Humanitarian Emergency Services (1989), and the Meritorious Award for Emergency Humanitarian Service (1989). He was also named to the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Priory of Canada. Dr. Bartfay’s current research includes noncommunicable disease management, population and public health, and e-health platforms and technologies.

Emma Bartfay

Dr. Emma Bartfay is Professor of Epidemiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University. After completing her doctoral degree at Western University in London, Ontario, she began her career as a research scientist at the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, Ontario, before joining academia in 2005 at Ontario Tech University. Since then, she has developed and taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in epidemiology, global health and communicable diseases, where she is passionate about global health issues such as neglected tropical diseases and environmental health. In 2013, Dr. Emma Bartfay was nominated by the Faculty of Health Sciences for the Ontario Tech University Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was named the “most influential professor” by student alumni. In 2019, Dr. Bartfay was nominated for a second time and has subsequently won the Ontario Tech University Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Emma Bartfay also has a productive research career, where she received numerous research grants and awards. Most notably, she received the prestigious Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Career Scientist Award in health services research through the Health Research Personnel Development Program Open Competition. Additionally, Dr. Bartfay has obtained many Tri-Council and major national peer-reviewed research grants from agencies such as CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC), the Canadian Heath Services Research Foundation (CHSRF), the J. P. Bickell Foundation, the Clare Nelson Bequest Fund and various internal grants to support her research.

To-date, Dr. Emma Bartfay has accumulated over 100 scholarly products, which includes high-impact international peer-reviewed journal publications, conference proceedings, book chapters, books and monographs. She is the co-author of the textbook Public Health in Canada (2014, Pearson). Dr. Bartfay’s work has appeared in national newspapers and other media, including featured interviews by the Elderbranch (US) and by Saint Elizabeth Health Care (Canada) in relation to her work in dementia care. A series of her work in dementia diagnosis was published in such international journals as the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Geriatric and Gerontology International and Public Health. Her work has also been selected as the Editor’s choice and was cited in the World Alzheimer’s Report.

Dr. Emma Bartfay is an active contributor both in academia and in the wider community. She has been invited and served as a guest editor for an international journal in public health, a session chair and member of the technical program committee for a global health conference, as well as to sit on journal editorial boards and grant review panel of funding agencies. Dr. Bartfay also made significant contributions in the community. In the past, she has served on the Protocol Review Committee at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, the Scientific Advisory Committee at the Centre for Environmental Health of Ontario, the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Palliative Care Integration Project Evaluation Committee. Most recently, she served on the Steering Committee for the Age-Friendly Durham, a regional initiative funded by the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat. Based on the WHO framework of age-friendly community, the committee developed an action plan to meet the needs of the residents and to address the challenges of the aging population, which was later unanimously endorsed by the regional council. Upon its conclusion, the Age-Friendly Durham steering committee has evolved into the Durham Council on Aging where Dr. Bartfay continues to serve in the same capacity.