303 record(s) found with the tag "health" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Health Effects Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The Health Effects Monitoring Program is a human biomonitoring study aimed to assess the exposure and health impact of arsenic and other contaminants on the human population of Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah in the Northwest Territories, as part of the Giant Mine Remediation Project. The overall objective of the program is to establish current or baseline levels of arsenic exposure among residen...


Physical Activity Monitor 2018
Principal Investigator: Myles, Richard G
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2015 2014
Summary: The 2017-2018 Physical Activity Monitor (PAM), specifically, will examine physical activity levels of Canadians and will permit the comparison of activity levels over time, sport participation, and furthermore will examine physical activity and sport opportunities available in Canadian communities, such as availability, usage, and satisfaction with places to walk or bicycle, trails, green spaces, ...


Practices for Managing H. pylori Infection in Northern Canada: A Consultation with Health Care Practitioners
Principal Investigator: Goodman, Karen J
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The practitioner consultation project aims to engage targeted health care practitioners to describe current patterns of health care practice pertaining to H. pylori infection and related diseases, and to identify obstacles to best practices for managing this infection. Initial testing and treatment for H. pylori infection usually occurs in the primary care setting.The research team will target ...


Understanding syndemics and HIV/STI vulnerability among Northern Indigenous youth in Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Logie, Carmen
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a peer leadership training workshop called FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) on young Indigenous men and women’s HIV vulnerability, empowerment and cultural connectedness. FOXY is an arts-based Indigenous agency created with young women in the NWT to foster communication and expression regarding sexuality. While the peer leadership ...


Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) project
Principal Investigator: Manca, Donna P
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The aim is to create a longitudinal data repository for primary care chronic disease that will form the basis of surveillance reports, research projects and feedback to participating practices. A regional and a central data repository will be a resource for surveillance and research in primary care to answer questions about the treatment and management of chronic diseases. This data will be used t...


Addressing community concerns about health risks from H. pylori infection
Principal Investigator: Goodman, Karen J
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: This research aims to answer questions posed by community members in the Northwest Territories (NT) and their health care providers about health risks from H. pylori infection. The Canadian North Helicobacter pylori (CANHelp) Working Group formed to develop a comprehensive approach to investigating community health problems related to H. pylori infection in NT communities and to identify public he...


Access to Health Services in the Northwest Territories: Project ECHO and Tele-Medicine Expansion
Principal Investigator: Goldman, Michelle L
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to analyze existing cases of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) implementation, pinpointing previous challenges and accomplishments in order to adapt this model within a Northern context. The Project ECHO model seeks to address “inadequate or disparities in access to care, rising costs, systemic inefficiencies, and unequal or slow diffusion...


Improving the utilization of cancer screening services in northern Indigenous communities
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Cancer screening involves different tests to detect many types of cancer at earlier stages, and can increase successful treatment and decrease the burden on patients. Screening can also increase survival rates and prevent early deaths due to cancer. Three screening programs have been established in Canada for early detection of breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers. The team will work with comm...


Aspiration in Children of Canadian Inuit and First Nations; A Retrospective Cohort Study
Principal Investigator: Farrow, Sarah
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The primary objective of the study is to determine whether there is an association between respiratory burden and aspiration (swallowing dysfunction) in Inuit and First Nation’s children, living in the Canadian North. Aspiration will be determined on the basis of Video Fluoroscopic Swallowing Study. The primary outcome in the study will be number of admissions for lower respiratory tract infection...


Learning from Mothers, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers about Breastfeeding in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Moffitt, Pertice M
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. conduct retrospective chart audits to provide epidemiological data on breastfeeding initiation and duration rates; 2. conduct focus group meetings with grandmothers and great-grandmothers to learn about past practices and traditional knowledge about caring for babies; 3. conduct semi-structured interviews with mothers to learn about the determi...


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