19 record(s) found with the tag "health promotion" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Culturally Safe Falls Prevention Programs for Inuvialuit Elders
Principal Investigator: Frigault, Julia S
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project seeks to understand the influence Inuit social determinants of health have on the likelihood of Inuvialuit Elders experiencing fall-related injuries and fatalities. It also seeks to understand the ways in which these programs can be made to be culturally safe (i.e., when a researcher or program provider ensures that participants’ experiences, as well as their influence on participants...


Policy Options to Support Healthy Eating and Active Living
Principal Investigator: Fournier, Bonnie
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The study will help to build knowledge, capacity, resources and skills of decision makers and practitioners/managers to develop and implement policy activities to create healthier environments including food security. In-depth interviews of approximately 1 hour in length will be conducted in person or on the telephone to examine the views of decision makers and practitioners/managers about hea...


Working Together to Achieve Healthier Lifestyles in Yukon and Northwest Territories' Communities
Principal Investigator: Butler Walker, Jody
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research are to encourage and support Northerners in Yukon and Northwest Territories’ communities to follow healthier lifestyles and to facilitate organizations, government departments and businesses in Yukon and NWT work to in partnership together to foster healthier lifestyles in communities. The project will aim to engage organizations involved in healthy eating, activ...


Attitudes Towards Cancer in Indigenous Communities & Examining Uptake of Screening Services: The ACCESS Project
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: Cancer is the leading cause of death in the Northwest Territories. Cancer screening is a test to detect cancer at earlier stages, and can increase successful treatment. Screening can also increase survival rates and prevent up to 35% of premature deaths due to cancer. Three screening programs have been established in Canada for early detection of breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers. However, ...


Lifestyle Prescriptions and Supports to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes in Rural and Remote Communities
Principal Investigator: Petrella, Robert J.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to improve the health of participants (weight, BMI, fitness score, step counts, exercise frequency and duration, consumption of a healthy diet (fruits and vegetables, water, healthy breakfast), and health-related quality of life) through an evidence-based individualized lifestyle prescription, goal setting, and in-person/technology-supported coachin...


Dialogue and Storywork in Support of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Cancer Patients throughout Oncology and Primary Care Transition Experiences
Principal Investigator: Corriveau, André
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The goals of this project are: 1. to improve First Nations, Inuit and Métis cancer patient transition experiences from the time of diagnosis, through treatment of care and upon discharge to a variety of community-based and primary care services; 2. to develop sustainable working relationships amongst First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and primary and oncology care providers; 3. to i...


Rebuilding the Bridge between Community and School using Evidence-Based Practices: Impacts of the New Northern Studies 10 Curriculum
Principal Investigator: Cooper, Megan E
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective of the present research is to provide reliable, objective, scientific data that describes the short-term impact of the new Northern Studies 10 course in terms of: promoting a healthier relationship between Northern families and the school; and, the promotion of a healthy personal and collective identity for the student. To meet the research goals, the focus will be on answering t...


Evaluating a mandated in-school physical activity intervention for northern youth
Principal Investigator: Dutton, Jessica N
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: To explore the impacts of Paul William Kaeser (PWK) high school’s new health intervention has on students. Specifically to: 1. Determine whether participation in the intervention impacts level of fitness. 2. Determine whether participation in the intervention impacts attitudes towards health and physical activity. 3. Determine whether participation in the intervention impacts attendance an...


Telling the story of diabetes care in Aboriginal communities: A proposal for a community-based participatory research project in Fort Smith, NWT
Principal Investigator: Dutton, Jessica N
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013
Summary: Research Objectives: 1. To explore the third space that exists between western medical diabetes treatments and traditional Aboriginal healing to resolve the false dichotomy presented in the literature on diabetes treatment in Aboriginal communities. 2. To develop a community-based, participatory program of research that will provide opportunities for community members with diabetes to engage in...


Evaluation of the Fort Providence Pilot Project: Physical Literacy Assessments
Principal Investigator: Spence, John C
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the Fort Providence Pilot Project, a program initiated by the Northwest Territories Government in the DehGah School in Fort Providence. The program aims to enhance the physical literacy of children attending the DehGah School. The evaluation will involve three parts. 1) An assessment of physical literacy of children in grades 2 through 6; 2) a ...


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