The CARRFS Network

CARRFS, as a network of public health stakeholders interested in regional/local area chronic disease risk factor surveillance in Canada, collaborates to identify innovative ideas, to promote successful experiences, and to support linkages with currently existing surveillance systems in order to improve the quality, visibility and usefulness of chronic disease risk factor surveillance at the regional/local area level. CARRFS offers members the opportunity to interact, support and exchange ideas with colleagues across Canada doing work in regional/local risk factor surveillance. CARRFS supports collaboration and exchange of ideas by providing a social network platform, on-line tools/resources, training and the opportunity for members to come together at the CARRFS' bi-annual symposium.

Mandate

CARRFS is a network of public health stakeholders working together to build capacity for regional chronic disease risk factor surveillance.

Vision

To create a sustainable and effective regional network that:

  • collects
  • analyzes
  • interprets
  • uses risk factor data to inform program and health policy

CARRFS offers:

A collaboration focused on identifying innovative approaches and promoting successful endeavors improving the quality, visibility and usefulness of regional chronic disease risk factor surveillance.

CARRFS creates opportunities for its members to:

  • interact
  • support
  • exchange ideas with colleagues working with regional chronic disease risk factor surveillance

CARRFS encourages collaboration and exchange of ideas through:

  • a social network platform
  • on-line tools and resources
  • training
  • a biennial symposium

How CARRFS Operates

The Canadian Coordinating Committee (CCC):

  • manages the network
  • oversees the activities of CARRFS

There are also several working groups that carry out the vision of the network by focusing on key CARRFS activities.

Membership

There are no membership fees to join CARRFS. Anyone interested in regional chronic disease risk factor surveillance is welcome to join the CARRFS network. Please review our membership policy.

Participating in CARRFS

There are many opportunities to participate in CARRFS. Member may:

  • join one of the working groups
  • be engaged in on-line social network
  • attend CARRFS training sessions and symposia
  • contribute to tools and resources