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Building capacity for risk factor surveillance in developed countries: the need for a vision-driven approach: lessons learned from the Canadian experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16003915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper examines the question of capacity building for risk factor surveillance in developed countries, with reference to the Canadian experience. Special attention is accorded the issue of building capacity for utilization of surveillance information. The paper describes the development, evolution and current status of risk factor surveillance in Canada. It notes that there is evidence of ongoing improvement in surveillance capacities over the past 20 years, but that there remains considerable room for improvement--particularly in relation to building capacity for the utilization of surveillance information. A vision-driven approach to capacity building is recommended and described building upon concepts and principles followed by international organizations addressing analogous issues.
Reg Warren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sozial- und Präventivmedizin     Volume:  50 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0303-8408     ISO Abbreviation:  Soz Praventivmed     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-11     Completed Date:  2005-12-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502479     Medline TA:  Soz Praventivmed     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S25-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto, Ottawa, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Data Collection / statistics & numerical data*
Health Behavior*
Health Education / utilization
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Status Indicators*
Information Dissemination / methods
Needs Assessment / statistics & numerical data
Population Surveillance / methods*
Resource Allocation / statistics & numerical data
Social Justice / statistics & numerical data
Socioeconomic Factors

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