27 record(s) found with the tag "health" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Community Perspectives on the Health of Caribou, Moose, and Deer Populations around Fort Good Hope
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licensed Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The research is being funded by PrioNet Canada in an effort to understand the level of concern and knowledge in local communities about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and other wildlife related health issues. Even though there is no scientifically proven link between CWD in cervids and human health, the potential for CWD to spread to other species and a lack of understanding of how CWD is transmit...

"The effects of a changed climate and environment on the nutrition and health of Dene First Nations"
Principal Investigator: Duran, Nelida
Licensed Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to describe the effects of climate change and variability on human nutrition and related health outcomes of Dene First Nations. Research Design: A constructivist approach to the grounded theory methodology will be utilized in this study. Grounded theory methodology involves the use of systematic yet flexible guidelines for collecting and analyzing qualit...

Traditional and market food: focus on fish consumption in Tulita, NWT
Principal Investigator: DELORMIER, Treena
Licensed Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: To assess the risk for mercury exposure posed by fish consumption in the community of Tulita in the past summer and current winter seasons; To examine the relationship between the consumption of sweetened beverages (low nutrient market food) and fish consumption; and To explore the social and cultural importance of fish (traditional food) to the Dene...

Aklavik Elder's Traditional Knowledge, Climate Change and Community Health
Principal Investigator: Archie, Billy
Licensed Year(s): 2010
Summary: The goal of this research project is to gather current and traditional knowledge directly from local Elder's/Hunter's that have made observations of the climate changes experienced/observed within the last two decades, and help identify what species have benefited, or what species they think are at risk from climate change. It will validate the elder's and hunter’s knowledge and contribute to com...

Healthy Foods North - Experience and Training for Northerners
Principal Investigator: De Roose, Elsie C.
Licensed Year(s): 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: The objectives of this component of Healthy Foods North are: 1. Capacity building for community members and students in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, data collection and community engagement, with the practical learning applications being facilitated through HFN. 2.Capacity building, training and education for communications through presentations, outreach, and results...

An Investigation of the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Gastroenteritis in the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Pardhan, Aliya
Licensed Year(s): 2009
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application #928. The objectives of this research are: i) to define the burden of infectious GI illness including incidence of specific diseases, symptoms, hospitalizations ii) to characterize risk factors for exposure including geographic distribution of disease, impact of weather variables and potential impact of climate change iii) to ...

Assessment of contaminant and dietary nutrient interactions in the Inuit Heatlh Survey: Nunavut, Inuvialuit, Nunatsiavut
Principal Investigator: Chan, Laurie H. M.
Licensed Year(s): 2008
Summary: This study seeks to identify levels of contaminants in country foods in the region from which to estimate body burden of contaminants in participants of the Inuit Health Survey. The data will be utilized to assess the overall health status of survey participants, which will include studying the relationship between diet intake of contaminants and body burden; evaluating the complex interactions be...

Gwich'in Traditional Food for Health
Principal Investigator: Kuhnlein, Harriet V
Licensed Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: The intent of this study is to create sustainable, community-driven activities to improve diet for the Tetlit Gwich’in. The focus is on young women and children. The questions are: can diet be improved over a 2+ year program of food-based interventions? What impact does this have on health? How can traditional food be enhanced? What can be done to improve accessibility and use of quality market f...

Food Choice Decisions by Western Arctic Aboriginal Women and Children
Principal Investigator: Kuhnlein, Harriet V
Licensed Year(s): 2001 2000
Summary: During the second interview phase scheduled for this year, dietary data will be collected again for children aged 10-12. During this time, a random sample of young women and children in school will be interviewed for their food choice decision factors based on information gathered during phase one (Nov-Dec, 2000). A second interview phase will take place in the same communities during Sept-Oct., 2...

Nutrient Benefits of Arctic Traditional/Country Food
Principal Investigator: Kuhnlein, Harriet V
Licensed Year(s): 2000
Summary: The Centre for Indigenous People's Nutrition (CINE) has developed the methodologies for analyses of nutrients in traditional food resources of Indigenous Peoples. It is recognized that risk and benefit assessments need to include information on food items as consumed. Databases used to process Arctic dietary data include both traditional food (TF) and market food (MF); while most MF items have n...