46 record(s) found with the tag "health care" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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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...


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...


Designing Culturally Appropriate Long-term Care Facilities in NWT
Principal Investigator: Wolf, Jake HP
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The first goal of the project is to design culturally appropriate long-term care facilities for the Beaufort Delta region of NWT. Many models for long-term care are transplanted from the south where the traditions and social norms around aging and dying may differ significantly. By engaging in discussions with the community in Inuvik the research team can weigh the pros and cons of various designs...


Informing a Health ICT Strategy for Alberta's Ministry of Health
Principal Investigator: Saunders, William C
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The specific research objectives are to address the following Research Questions: 1. How are other jurisdictions managing health information and communication technology (ICT)? 2. Has centralized ICT been done in other jurisdictions? If so, what are the successes, failures, and lessons learned? Have any of these centralization attempts been reversed to remain in their own domains? 3. Is evidenc...


Practices for Managing H. pylori Infection in Northern Canada: A Consultation with Health Care Practitioners
Principal Investigator: Goodman, Karen J
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The practitioner consultation project aims to engage targeted health care practitioners to describe current patterns of health care practice pertaining to H. pylori infection and related diseases, and to identify obstacles to best practices for managing this infection. Initial testing and treatment for H. pylori infection usually occurs in the primary care setting.The research team will target ...


A Health and Social Service Provider's Perspective on the Evolution of School-Based Care
Principal Investigator: Campbell, Natalie G.
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority - Fort Smith Region offers a youth-focused option for adolescents accessing health and mental health care, support, and services called The Health Café, located in a less intimidating, more comfortable environment - at the local high school. It is hoped that studying the evolution of The Health Café through the perspective of the provi...


What are the costs of delayed medical referrals in Canada's Northwest Territories?
Principal Investigator: Liddy, Clare
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: This research is a study looking at wait time 1, the length of time between the date a patient is referred to a specialist and the date they actually see the specialist, for primary care across Canada. In the Northwest Territories, the research team will quantify wait time 1 and also answer the research question “What are the costs of delayed medical referrals in Canada’s Northwest Territories?...


A Path to Greater Cultural Safety in NWT Physician Practice: Improving Patient-Physician Interaction in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Tordiff, Robert
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) identify components of existing frameworks that might be suitable for a NWT cultural competency framework; 2) to measure the impact of frameworks on physician perception of patients; and, 3) to provide a foundation from which to begin design of a cultural competency framework and training program for health and social service care providers. Th...


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