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    working with SPHERU SPHERU is working with two post doctoral fellows on a couple of projects related to Aboriginal health Dr Amanda LaVallee is a post doctoral fellow in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology She is working under the direction of Dr Sylvia Abonyi and Dr Sarah Oosman on the research project Wuskiwiy tan Let s Move Aging well in a northern Saskatchewan Métis Community In partnership with the Métis community of Île à la Crosse Saskatchewan this population health intervention research project will fill the knowledge gap and provide evidence of the effectiveness of current and emerging program and policy interventions promoting aging well for Métis and other Aboriginal peoples As a Métis health researcher LaVallee is committed to the advancement of Indigenous knowledge research health promotion prevention and education in order to improve the health status and research outcomes for Indigenous populations As well Dr Andrew Hatala is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research post doctoral fellow in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology Working under the direction of Abonyi Hatala is conducting a community based research project that is identifying strategies of resilience and mental health among inner city Aboriginal youth In collaboration with several inner city organizations including Core Neighbourhood Youth Co op White Buffalo Youth Lodge and the Saskatoon Tribal Council this project takes as its operating principle the notion that there are important existing resources capabilities and strengths within inner city neighbourhoods These will be investigated to inform community well being and mental health interventions deepen the understanding of youth resilience and guide various youth programs by the Saskatoon Health Region and other community based organizations working with inner city youth in Saskatoon Muhajarine team evaluate FASD support SPHERU has produced a 104 page report evaluating services and supports for Saskatchewan people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and their families It is part of a comprehensive provincial review of programming for FASD and autism spectrum In 2013 14 the Ministry of Health contracted SPHERU and two other consultants to evaluate types of services and supports As a result Muhajarine and a team of Kathryn Green Duvaraga Sivajohanathan Shankar Babu Chelladurai and Tara Todd produced the report Evaluation of the Government of Saskatchewan s FASD Related Services Cognitive Disabilities Consultants and Community Based Support Programs which is available on our website under Publications They evaluated a number of programs throughout the province such as the Cognitive Disabilities Strategy CDS and regional Cognitive Disabilities Consultants CDCs The consultants work with families living with cognitive disabilities by developing support plans and help them access funding to address needs As well the team examined four community programs for the report As far as methodology the team relied on semi structured interviews and focus groups held with administrators staff clients partners and others These took place from September to December 2013 The CDS s three main strengths were knowledge helpful consultants an inter ministerial foundation that promotes working across sectors and funding that permits clients to

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  • SPHERU
    Our Research The People Newsletters Annual Review Research Projects Projects by Theme Projects by Researcher Publications Reports Publications and Reports by Theme Publications and Reports by Author Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us About Us About Our

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    is a bi university health research unit Since it began in 1999 SPHERU has established itself as a leader in population health research the study of social factors that affect the wellbeing of groups within a population While much population health research focuses on describing health inequities SPHERU s focus is on population health intervention research We look at how to address inequities by taking action on the social determinants of health By intervention we mean any developments or changes to policies programs research funding or any other action that influences the determinants of health and positively affect population health outcomes SPHERU s work includes the creation of new knowledge independent policy analysis collaborative research with policy makers and collaboration with communities to develop strategies to reduce health inequities Much of our work falls within the following main themes Northern and Aboriginal Health Healthy Children Rural Health and History of Health Inequities SPHERU has conducted Evaluation Research that studies the effectiveness of policies and programs in their efforts to make social and environmental conditions healthier and more equitable More recently we have moved into Intervention Research which takes things further by contributing effective responses to health disparities between populations Our

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    impact access to a variety of services for rural and northern residents particularly for seniors During her tenure with the Faculty of Social Work she has served as Assistant Dean Director of the Social Policy Research Unit and Director of both the Saskatoon and Prince Albert Community Education Centres She currently serves on a number of research related boards and committees including Vice Chair of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and an interdisciplinary PhD in Health Services Research and Social Work from the University of British Columbia Research areas of interest include Access to services for rural and northern residents Health of rural seniors Community health indicators Community based research Mixed methods research Johnson Shanthi Researcher Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies University of Regina shanthi johnson uregina ca 306 337 2436 Departmental Website About Shanthi Johnson PhD Dr Johnson is a professor and Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina Her research program is two fold epidemiological research related to the surveillance and monitoring of falls and fall related injuries among seniors and intervention research focusing on the understanding of the underlying mechanisms of factors associated with falls among seniors in community and long term care settings Specifically the role of exercise and nutrition to improve an individual s capacity to carry out activities of daily living and to decrease the frequency of debilitating falls are examined Her research also extends to the cross cultural study of aging rural urban differences and health beliefs and practices related to chronic diseases such as osteoporosis Research areas of interest include Falls and injury prevention Exercise and nutrition interventions Global health and cross cultural research Martz Diane Researcher Geography and Planning University of Saskatchewan diane martz usask ca 306 966 8585 Departmental Website About Diane Martz PhD Dr Martz s research interests are in the area of rural women s health with a focus on the social economic and cultural dimensions of rural health She is co investigator with other SPHERU research faculty on several projects and contributes to the development of an evaluation framework workshops and supporting materials for communities evaluating Aboriginal health projects Dr Martz is also the Director of the Office of Research Ethics at the University of Saskatchewan Research areas of interest include The social economic and environmental sustainability of rural communities Models of rural childcare Meeting the needs of survivors of domestic violence The role of gender in community capacity Rural women s work and the impacts of changes in Canadian agriculture Ethical considerations in research with rural and aboriginal communities McIntosh Tom Researcher Associate Director Political Science University of Regina tom mcintosh uregina ca 306 337 2312 Departmental Website About Tom McIntosh PhD Dr McIntosh joined SPHERU in 2002 and brings expertise on public policy making and knowledge transfer and exchange to numerous SPHERU projects He is presently working on

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    and Reports by Theme Publications and Reports by Author Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us Newsletters Issue 11 October 2014 Issue 10 April 2014 Issue 9 October 2013 Issue 8 April 2013 Issue 7 October 2012 Issue

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    Theme Projects by Researcher Publications Reports Publications and Reports by Theme Publications and Reports by Author Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us Annual Review 2013 2014 SPHERU Annual Review 2012 2013 SPHERU Annual Review 2011 2012 SPHERU

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    About Our Research The People Newsletters Annual Review Research Projects Projects by Theme Projects by Researcher Publications Reports Publications and Reports by Theme Publications and Reports by Author Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us Research Projects Projects

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    community level interventions Impact of home based exercise program on falls and fall related injuries Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre CIHR Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research Rural and northern community response to intimate partner violence Tuberculosis education in Canadian Aboriginal and non Aboriginal youth An historical socio cultural and public health promotional curriculum Osteoporosis care gap among the elderly From screening to evidence based management Preventing falls and falls related injuries among seniors in long term care facilities Rural postsecondary students collaborate to improve the health of their campus communities Atlas Project History of Diabetes Data Processing Unit Perceptions from the Edge Aboriginal and rural Saskatchewan residents living with chronic kidney disease chronic renal insufficiency Population health training that works Strengthening the interface between research policy and community The visual and cultural context of healthy body weight and body image among Aboriginal women in the Battlefords Tribal Council region Utilization of geographic information systems and spatial analysis to assess the impact of dental manpower distribution on oral health status in Saskatchewan Healthy Life Expectancy among Indians and Canadians Are there any differences by gender rurality and socioeconomic status A survey of falls prevention strategies in Saskatchewan long term care facilities Role of social systems in health of seniors living in rural Saskatchewan Healthy aging in place Improving rural seniors health through policy and community level interventions Evaluation of Chronic Disease Self Management Program Community collaboration to improve health care access of northern residents Exploring Emotional and Mental Healthcare Supports for Seniors in Rural Saskatchewan Healthy community approaches and their effectiveness in promoting positive health outcomes Falls Prevention Research Laboratory Assessing drug use by rural youth in East Central Saskatchewan Growing Minds Building Quality Childcare Options in Rural Communities Community Voices Building a foundation for the future Healthy Children SPHERU research projects in the area of Healthy Children are listed below Click on the project s title for an overview of the project and links to related material For an overview of our general research goals in this area please click here Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre CIHR Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research Intervention research to reduce child and family health inequity in an urban setting Tuberculosis education in Canadian Aboriginal and non Aboriginal youth An historical socio cultural and public health promotional curriculum Globalization and the health of Canadians A transdisciplinary research network NeuroDevNet Review of public policy practices in western Canada to enhance school preparedness Towards a more integrated and comprehensive approach to the funding and delivery of early childhood education and care in Saskatchewan A discussion paper Youth smoking survey Maternal mental health strategy Atlas Project Canadian Observatory Researching the justice system s response to intimate partner violence The healing journey A longitudinal study of women who have been abused by intimate partners Population health training that works Strengthening the interface between research policy and community ART fully partnering Working with HIV positive childbearing women in an African slum Utilization of geographic information systems and spatial

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