July 28, 2014
The Programs and Partnerships Division is pleased to announce the release of five fact sheets on key determinants of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) among street-involved youth. The fact sheets are based on an analysis of current literature and findings from Enhanced Street Youth Surveillance (E-SYS) Cycle 6. The fact sheets in the series include: mental health and mental illness, unstable housing and homelessness, education and employment, experiences with the criminal justice system, and access to health services.
The fact sheets provide considerations for community organizations, public health professionals and federal, provincial and territorial governments of ways to address determinants of vulnerability to and resilience against STBBIs among street-involved youth in Canada.