315 record(s) found with the tag "health" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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The Limits of Sovereignty: Practices of Indigeneity among the Teetl'it Gwich'in
Principal Investigator: Alexie, Elaine D.
Licensed Year(s): 2012
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to gather information on practices of Indigeneity: the spiritual, physical, and cultural practices of the Teetl’it Gwich’in from the community of Fort McPherson. The researcher will be interviewing Teetl’it Gwich’in knowledge holders who can provide insight to the concept of Indigeneity and the significance it holds for them. A major focus of this project ...

TRanslating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK)
Principal Investigator: Scott, Shannon D
Licensed Year(s): 2012
Summary: The purpose of this study is to determine the knowledge needs of healthcare providers working in general emergency departments (EDs) through an established partnership with 32 general EDs across Canada. Study Design: This will be a descriptive, multi-centre, cross-sectional survey. Questionnaire Development: The needs assessment survey was developed in collaboration with experts in the area of...

Enhancing Youth-Focused, Evidence-Informed Treatment Practices through Cross-Sectoral Collaboration
Principal Investigator: Henderson, Joanna L
Licensed Year(s): 2012
Summary: The overall objectives of this national project are: 1) to provide training in the use of a youth screening tool for mental health and substance use concerns to service providers from agencies who have agreed to all use the same screening tool; 2) to understand the impact of training and project participation on service providers; and, 3) to better understand youth mental health and substance use ...

Anticoagulation in Canada’s North: A cost-effectiveness analysis of Point-of-Care INR Testing at Remote Sites in the Northwest Territories and Western Nunavut.
Principal Investigator: Young, Barbara M
Licensed Year(s): 2012
Summary: To determine the potential cost savings and health-related quality of life benefits of implementing point-of-care (POC) international normalized ratio (INR) testing in remote communities in the NWT and Kitikmeot region. Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits Program drug prescription database will be used to determine the number of individuals receiving warfarin in each of the remote regions in t...

Multi-scale environmental health implications of the Athabasca oil sands for Aboriginal communities in Alberta and Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: McLachlan, Stephane M
Licensed Year(s): 2012 2011
Summary: The overall goal of this project is to better understand and communicate the implications of industrial activity associated with the Athabasca tar sands and large scale hydro developments for environmental and human health as it affects the downstream Aboriginal communities. The team completed Phase One of this project (collection of video and interview materials related to observed changes in ...

Achieving high performance in health care priority setting
Principal Investigator: Mitton, Craig
Licensed Year(s): 2012 2011
Summary: The intent of this project is to develop an evaluative framework that identifies how health care organizations can be transformed to achieve excellence in priority setting and resource management. The ultimate aim is to form a benchmark of behaviors, processes and structures that can aid in directing organizations towards high performance. Phase One: On-line survey of senior administrators in ...

Updating data on mercury levels in food fish species in lakes used by Dehcho communities
Principal Investigator: Low, George
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to determine through “Traditional Knowledge” which lakes are important as food sources in four Dehcho communities and which fish species are used for human food from these lakes; 2) to train community monitors to collect fish and other samples according to Environment Canada and DFO protocol; 3) to involve local school children in our studies by a...

Changing the "culture of smoking": Community-Based Participatory Research to empower Inuvialuit communities
Principal Investigator: Hammond, Merryl
Licensed Year(s): 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: This research aims to empower local Inuvialuit community members to better understand tobacco and its health and other effects (e.g. high costs of tobacco affects family budgets), and to motivate them to consider quitting or reducing their use of tobacco. As well, it aims to reach young children and youth before they start smoking, and to spread the message that smoking is not “cool”. Our method o...

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...