315 record(s) found with the tag "health" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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"That was our sport back then": An exploration of the developmental benefits of participating in Northern games
Principal Investigator: McHugh, Tara-Leigh
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4607. The objective of this community-based participatory research (CBPR) is to examine the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual (i.e., holistic) benefits of participating in northern games for Indigenous youth. To address the research objective, two exploratory research questions will be addressed: 1) How does partic...


Examining the Relationship Between Culture, Stress, and Health in Two Canadian Inuit Communities Through Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
Principal Investigator: Collings, Peter F
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective of this project is to develop a research proposal to the National Science Foundation's Arctic Social Science Program in which the communities will be Co-Investigators on the project and the research will be managed and coordinated by community members themselves. This research proposal will investigate issues of health and wellness important to community members and work to develop l...


Improving Indigenous Maternal and Infant Health in Northern Canada
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: Indigenous women living in Canada’s North may face challenges during pregnancy, childbirth, and after delivery. Complications can arise from limited access to healthcare services. In this project, communities and the research team will work together to develop a program to improve the health of Indigenous mothers and babies through: 1) Learning about maternal and infant health practices and exp...


Digital Storytelling as an Indigenous Women’s Health Advocacy Tool: Empowering Indigenous Women to Frame Their Health Stories
Principal Investigator: Wiart, Shelley M
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: Expected outcomes include: 1) Clarification on Indigenous women's traditional knowledge and healing practices, and how/if they use them on a regular basis; 2) an understanding of common traditional healing practices and medicines Indigenous women, from a variety of backgrounds, are using for themselves and their families; 3) Indigenous women sharing their digital stories with non-Indigenous commun...


Improving colorectal cancer screening in northern Canada using participatory simulation modelling
Principal Investigator: Kuziemsky, Craig
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This project aims to employ an evidence-based simulation modelling approach to estimate the endoscopy resources required to support a Fecal Immunohistochemical Testing (FIT)-based territorial screening program in the NWT and propose effective solutions to meet those requirements that are patient-centred, culturally competent and feasible within a rural and remote health system. To populate the ...


A content analysis of organizations and programs that implement approaches to address appropriate prescribing and use.
Principal Investigator: Straus, Sharon E
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective of this study is to explore appropriate medication prescribing strategies that are being delivered by various organizations or programs, as well as understand the determinants (key challenges and opportunities) that affect their implementation. The aim of this study is to spark a national conversation about a possible framework for appropriate use at the Canadian level. The results o...


Interviewing Community Health Workers/Representatives and Key Stakeholders in Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Cueva, Katie
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This project aims to learn about the scope of work, strengths, and areas for improvement of the Community Health Worker (CHW) and Community Health Representative (CHR) programs in the Northwest Territories, Canada. All CHWs and CHRs employed in March-April, 2019 will be invited to participate in interviews, as well as all CHR and CHW managers. Where possible, interviews will be conducted in pe...


Health Effects Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licensed Year(s): 2019 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...


50+ and Elders Health Survey in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: Indigenous seniors may face many challenges in accessing health care, and day-to-day living supports. These challenges may be isolation from health and community centers, unable to get to the centers to use the services available or they may not speak English. Seniors have a high risk of heart disease, diabetes, falls, as well as possible decline in memory and thinking skills. However, there is ve...


Engaging with mining impacts on Indigenous community health: Allegiance challenges in public health research and practice
Principal Investigator: Spiegel, Jerry
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The purpose of this study is to inform the public health profession of complexities, paradoxes and implications of the different ways in which professionals might engage when the work relates to how mining practices affect Indigenous communities, with an intention of expanding the possibilities. The principal investigator (PI) asks the overarching question: How are public health professionals enga...


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