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Bulletin 7 in the Canadian Health Care Matters compares the experiences of primary care physicians across Canada and internationally in the areas of access to care, coordination of care, use of information technology, and practice improvement and incentives.
The Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA) is a research group dedicated to the study of medical microbiology/infectious diseases issues with special interest in infections caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens as well as antimicrobial usage in Canada. The CARA headquarters are in Winnipeg, Canada, but CARA researchers are based across Canada and include site members who contribute to national antimicrobial resistance surveillance studies including CANWARD, CANWARD Anaerobe, CANICU, NAUTICA, and CROSS. This website is the official website of the Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA) which focuses on both community (e.g. respiratory and urinary) and hospital (e.g. ICU, nosocomial, respiratory, urinary, fungal and MDR) infections.
"Established in Québec since 1980, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) is a scientific research organization known for the quality of its work and the expertise of its personnel. The IRSST's scientific activities are concentrated in seven research fields defined as priorities based on consultations within the occupational health and safety network and the working community, as well as on the requests received."
"Mental health problems represent a great burden in our society. Qualaxia wants to remedy the situation by supporting effective actions such as the promotion of mental health and the prevention and treatment of the most common mental disorders. Qualaxia also works to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions that aim to improve public mental health.
Qualaxia is a network of researchers, experts, decision-makers, managers and clinicians who are committed to succeeding in this mission by means of research, expertise, training, knowledge transfer and international collaboration." Findings are disseminated via reports, a blog and a newsletter.
The New Zealand Massage Therapy Research Centre aims to: integrate massage therapy research and teaching in the Faculty of Health, Humanities and Computing and across the wider massage community; and establish the Southern Institute of Technology as an internationally recognised hub for massage therapy research.
The centre will:
•facilitate massage research networks within NZ by linking researchers, academic staff, clinicians, students and industry associates.
•promote massage therapy research and research informed education, and through collaboration with key research partners; and
•contribute to massage therapy research nationally and internationally.
The mission of Montreal Children's Hospital Trauma Center is to provide a cohesive, coordinated interdisciplinary program for all trauma, integrating all surgical, medical, nursing, allied health and other specialties, which supports: patient and family focused, outcome-oriented care; clinical and academic teaching; research; injury prevention; quality assurance; advocacy and assumes a leadership role in the local, regional and provincial trauma network.
This website provides information on injury prevention, treating injuries, as well as resources and links, including a list of product recalls. Health professionals will appreciate sections on clinical research, post trauma care instructions and trauma protocols, publications and presentations, as well as news and events.
STOP HIV/AIDS is a pilot project to expand HIV testing, treatment, and support services to clinically eligible individuals in British Columbia. Hon. Kevin Falcon, former Minister of Health Services, announced the program on February 4, 2010. The initial four-year pilot phase is supported by a $48-million funding commitment by the Government of British Columbia to Vancouver Coastal Health, Northern Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Health Care, and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
A landmark study with a broad scope and strong, rigorous design, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project is establishing a large, high-quality population laboratory. By following 300,000 Canadians for their adult lives, the project hopes to answer some of cancer’s most challenging questions, including “Why do some people get cancer and other chronic diseases, and others do not?”
The project’s five regional teams – in Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec – aim to recruit and track a total of 300,000 healthy Canadians over decades. Participants provide information about their health, lifestyle and environment. The collection of baseline and ongoing data and biological samples, such as urine and blood, and physical measurements, such as weight and height, will build a database and bio-repository.
Participants are followed for decades, building layers of information that will create a rich database. Researchers will have access to data and can propose analyses that will identify patterns and information that will potentially explain some of the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart and lung disease.
The Aboriginal Health Initiative was formed in 1993 in response to the growing recognition of the sexual and reproductive health disparity between Aboriginal people and the rest of Canada. In 2005, the SOGC established Aboriginal Health as one of our key pillars in our Strategic Directions for 2006-2011. Working with the dedicated members of the Aboriginal Heath Initiative (AHI) Committee and in collaboration with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations, our aim is to advance culturally safe health and healing for Aboriginal women through education, partnerships and community initiatives, and leadership and advocacy.
Being male or female has a profound impact
on our health status, as well as our access to
and use of health services. At Health Canada,
gender-based analysis (GBA) is being
integrated as a tool in the research-policyprogram
development cycle to better
illustrate how gender affects health
throughout the lifecycle—and to identify
opportunities to maintain and improve
the health of women and men, girls and
boys in Canada. As such, GBA supports
the development of health research,
policies, programs and legislation that are
fair and effective, and are consistent with
government commitments to gender equality