315 record(s) found with the tag "health" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Health Perceptions of Dene First Nations Youth in a Community Context
Principal Investigator: Lines, Laurie-Ann
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: The main objective of this research is to understand Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) youths’ perceptions of health meaning and agency within their community, environment, and in future health research, contextualized by community members. Capturing a relevant and appropriate understanding of health meaning and current issues will lead to more effective health programming in these communitie...


Accessing sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) and sexual health services in Canada – perspectives of health and social service providers and service users
Principal Investigator: Wagner, Anne
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: To explore the attitudes, beliefs and experiences of service users related to STBBI-related (sexually transmitted and blood-born infection-related) services as well as sexual health services in Canada, and to explore the primary barriers and facilitators to positive experiences. The proposed study consists of a collection of focus groups across Canada to determine the attitudes, beliefs and exp...


Knowledge translation tools for parents with children with croup and gastroenteritis
Principal Investigator: Scott, Shannon D
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: The purpose of the study is to work with parents to develop, refine and evaluate the usability of arts-based, digital knowledge translation (KT) tools, specifically an eBook and two whiteboard animation videos, for parents of children with croup and gastroenteritis. The research team are seeking to answer the following research question: What is the usability of arts-based, digital knowledge trans...


Review and Impact Analysis: Health Canada Climate Change Health Adaptation Program
Principal Investigator: Abele, Frances
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: The overall purpose of the study is to document the range of projects that communities have developed, to explore and document the impact of the projects, and to share this knowledge across the north and with the public. The project is organized in four phases. Phase One involves documentary research and analysis of the Health Canada database of projects. Phase Two involves scoping interviews ...


Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Tuberculosis in Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Pepperell, Caitlin
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research project is to identify patterns of spread of tuberculosis (TB) in the Northwest Territories and trace the evolution of mycobacterium (M.) tuberculosis in this region. Laboratory isolates of M. tuberculosis will be retrieved from the Alberta Provincial Laboratory and epidemiology data will be retrieved from the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer for the Gove...


Attitudes Towards Cancer in Indigenous Communities & Examining Uptake of Screening Services: The ACCESS Project
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: Cancer is the leading cause of death in the Northwest Territories (NT). 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. How...


SOS-Summer of Smoke: A mixed-methods research examination of the health effects of a record wildfire season in Canada's Northwest Territories.
Principal Investigator: Howard, Courtney G
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The overall objective for this research is to better understand people's experiences of the "summer of Smoke" in the North Slave region. This project will use digital storytelling methods to understand people's experiences during the summer of 2014 and data about respiratory health collected from health clinics, the ER, and pharmacies over the same time period. This community-based, participatory ...


Performance Measurement in a Circumpolar Context: Developing indicators of health system responsiveness for maternity care
Principal Investigator: Rich, Rebecca
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: To develop a set of contextually appropriate health system performance indicators for maternity care in circumpolar regions. Specific attention will be placed on indicators that reflect the responsiveness of the health system to the needs of the population. This study will be conducted in two phases. First, a scoping review (broad literature review) of available performance/quality indicator...


Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC 2.0): Advice Seeking Networks in Residential LongTerm Care
Principal Investigator: Estabrooks, Carole A
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The purpose of the study is to identify and understand existing advice seeking networks among nursing homes in Canada. The overall objectives of the study are to: 1. identify the structure of existing informal inter-organizational relationships among 958 nursing homes in Atlantic, Western and Northern Canada; 2. identify which nursing homes within the overall network link different groups of ho...


Cultural and Environmental History of Northern Food Hazards
Principal Investigator: Piper, Liza
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: This research seeks to understand whether concerns about environmental contamination or potentially hazardous food products (included imported foods) influenced women’s decisions about how to feed newborn infants after 1970. More broadly, the research team seeks to understand what factors (social, cultural, economic, environmental) influenced choices about feeding infants in the Mackenzie Delta r...


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