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

Addressing community concerns about health risks from H. pylori infection
Principal Investigator: Goodman, Karen J
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: This research aims to answer questions posed by community members in the Northwest Territories (NT) and their health care providers about health risks from H. pylori infection. The Canadian North Helicobacter pylori (CANHelp) Working Group formed to develop a comprehensive approach to investigating community health problems related to H. pylori infection in NT communities and to identify public he...

Perception of Risk from Environmental Contamination in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Aitken, Alec E.
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objectives of this research project are 1) to discover what knowledge residents have about local environmental contamination; 2) to discover what local residents believe about the risks to themselves and their families of living near areas of environmental contamination; and 3) assess the adequacy and effectiveness of information programs designed to provide information to the public concernin...

Marijuana legalization policy: impact on prevalence and risk behaviours in Canada.
Principal Investigator: Hobin, Erin P
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The primary purpose of the proposed study is to evaluate patterns of cannabis use. Canada has committed to legalizing recreational cannabis use in summer 2018. It is critically important to have sufficient evidence to inform the development of specific regulations, including product labelling, warnings, and marketing restrictions. Consumer perceptions research can help to inform key decisions in t...

Examining alcohol warning labels as a tool to increase public awareness of alcohol-related health risks and reduce alcohol intake at the population level.
Principal Investigator: Hobin, Erin P
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to test, in the real-world, if labelling alcohol containers with a health message, national drinking guidelines, and standard drink information supports more informed and safer alcohol use. Alcohol Warning Label Intervention – Consistent with evidence for effective warning labels, a full colour alcohol warning label communicating: 1) a health message linking al...

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...

Risk Communication and Trust in Decision-Maker Action: Lessons from First Nations, Inuit and Métis Case Studies in Canada
Principal Investigator: Jardine, Cindy G.
Licensed Year(s): 2015 2014 2013
Summary: This project seeks to develop better understanding of the roles that risk communication has played in influencing individual and social trust in decision-maker action on key public health issues involving Canadian Aboriginal peoples. Overall objectives of this study are: 1. to develop a common evaluative structure for assessing the impact of risk communication activities on First Nations/Inuit/Me...

Assessment of a Pilot Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Campaign
Principal Investigator: Demers, Alain
Licensed Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective of the study is to assess the impact of an awareness campaign on knowledge and practices related to antibiotic use and resistance through online surveying of the general public and physicians. The intent of the research is to assess awareness, knowledge and behaviours of target audiences for a pilot antibiotic resistance awareness campaign, in order to better equip the Government...

Measuring Changes to Persistent Organic Pollutant Bioavailability from Preparing Marine Mammal Blubber for Human Consumption
Principal Investigator: Wania, Frank
Licensed Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1. to investigate the impact of common preparation methods on the concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and environmental contaminants in beluga muktuk; 2. to determine if phase separation in beluga muktuk causes oil and solid phases to have significantly different omega-3 fatty acid and contaminant levels; and 3. to suggest possible beluga muktuk co...

Monitoring and Surveillance of Water Borne Diseases in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Adaptating to a Changing Climate in the North
Principal Investigator: Chatwood, Susan
Licensed Year(s): 2010
Summary: The study will seek to describe the baseline measurements required for ongoing surveillance and monitoring of soil, water and human health outcomes in the ISR. Pilot water testing will be set up in water sources for ISR communities and identify and describe microbes and contaminants that are present. Based on the microbes and contaminants present in the water sources of the ISR, the researcher pla...