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NCCs collaborate on a national forum, focus on eliminating TB in northern Indigenous communities

Written ByDianne OickleDianne Oickle | March 07, 2018
Dianne Oickle

Dianne Oickle, MSc, BSc

Knowledge Translation Specialist

Dianne is a dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working in public health in Ontario focused on reproductive and child health in a mostly rural setting with many diverse clients. Part of her work involved development of practice guidelines for health professionals, train-the-trainer initiatives, public presentations, educational resource development, working with the media, community coalition and network support, writing for the public and professionals, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation. She has taught university nutrition courses, worked with the provincial network supporting and advocating for dietitians in public health practice, and precepted over 20 dietetics and other students. Dianne earned her BSc in Nutrition and Consumer Studies (now Human Nutrition) at St. Francis Xavier University, and her MSc in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan.

Back in early February, four NCCs came together to host an NCC Knowledge Exchange Forum Towards TB Elimination in Northern and Indigenous Communities. The event was designed to bolster collaboration between the NCCs and experts in the field regarding this ongoing health crisis in Canada.

Read the event recap here.


Collaboration, Indigenous health , Infectious disease, Knowledge translation

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