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  • SPHERU
    Syndrome Last Updated February 3 2014 Bonnie Jeffery PhD Co Principal Investigator Metabolic Syndrome is an internationally recognized clinical diagnosis indicating a person has a cluster of factors for Type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease From June 2010 through November 2011 an exploratory Pilot Project MetSyn aimed at reducing the likelihood that women with a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome would develop diabetes was conducted in Saskatoon The Women s Mid Life Health Centre of Saskatchewan and Dr Vicki Holmes established MetSyn through which women with metabolic syndrome completed a low demand 18 hours over 12 months program Half had access to automated phone calls prompting them about physical activity and nutrition changes MetSyn was the focus of an evaluation conducted by Dr Judith Martin of the University of Saskatchewan and SPHERU s Dr Bonnie Jeffery Goals Outcomes The aim of the project was to evaluate measures of clinical and lifestyle change over the 12 months as well as assess a Building Awareness Phase of the project The evaluation found the program did result in positive changes of metabolic syndrome factors or lifestyle measures among many of the women In general there was strong interest among women in preventing

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/met-syn.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    that will focus on generating new evidence in primary and integrated health care effectiveness efficiency and access across the care spectrum The Saskatchewan team includes researchers physicians and policy makers who will work together to improve health equity more specifically in indigenous and rural areas with a focus on prevention and how to better provide services to patients across their life spans early childhood to older adults The network will

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/spor-network-primary-care-innov-loi.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    the developing world rural people are increasingly leaving their homes for jobs in cities In Vietnam the flow of migrants increased from 1 3 million in 1989 to 3 4 million in 2009 and may top 6 million by 2019 Many of these migrants are poor and live in unstable environments putting them at higher risk for poor health outcomes They also have limited access to reliable sexual and other

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/mhealth-info-for-migrants.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    Principal Investigator Nazeem Muhajarine PhD Co Investigator Rural communities in the province face social changes with effects on health such as changes to the economy an aging population deteriorating infrastructure and restructuring of services This study will examine the relative effect of individual and area level socio economic factors on health inequalities Analyzing health administrative data and survey data at both individual and aggregate levels will help researchers to define

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/health-inequality-in-saskatchewan.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    2013 Nazeem Muhajarine PhD Co Principal Investigator Quality of Life QoL is the degree to which a person enjoys the important possibilities of his or her life Canada s cities are the major immigrant reception centres and where the majority of new Canadians reside This project led by McMaster University s Allison Williams principal investigator will investigate QoL issues for immigrants in three small and medium sized urban areas Goals

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/immigrants-quality-of-life-relationship-to-adaptation-in-three-canadian-cities.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    to the unique and diverse health needs of First Nations Inuit and Métis Its goal is to achieve and maintain an adequate supply of qualified First Nations Inuit and Métis health care providers appropriately educated and supported to ensure culturally competent and safe health care as well as facilitate the adaptation of health care educational curricula to improve the cultural competence of graduates providing health care services Another project the Aboriginal Health Transition Fund AHTF was created to support First Nations and Inuit communities and organizations in implementing the integration of existing federally funded health systems within First Nations and Inuit communities with provincial territorial health systems and provinces and territories to adapt their existing health services to better meet the needs of all Aboriginal peoples Goals Outcomes For the three phase multi year project the SPHERU team was to develop evaluation frameworks for the AHHRI and the AHTF to determine whether their goals and objectives were met successfully This culminated in a Phase I report released in June 2007 In Phase II of the study from September 2007 to March 2008 the team developed and delivered two workshops in Prince Albert designed to assist Aboriginal Health Human Resource Initiative AHHRI and Aboriginal Health Transition Fund AHTF project managers in their project evaluation plans To help with the workshops the team created an evaluation workbook It also provided consultation with AHHRI and AHTF project managers to support progress on their evaluation plans and gathered data related to the regional evaluation plan for the AHHRI and AHTF initiatives During Phase III April 2008 and March 2009 the team oversaw a follow up meeting with AHHRI and AHTF project leaders for the purpose of advancing project specific evaluations assisting with data collection methods for their projects and collecting data for the regional

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/evaluation-of-ahhri-and-ahtf.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Food Environments in Canada
    Us Food Environments in Canada May 21 2015 May 23 2015 The Smart Cities Healthy Kids team presents Food Environments in Canada in Saskatoon May 21 23 It will feature Dr Steven Cummins a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and other speakers including Dr Rachel Engler Stringer and Dr Nazeem Muhajarine of SPHERU The conference in sponsored by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation the Canadian

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/conferences-events/events/food-environments-in-canada.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Clearing The Plains and clearing the air How searching for the loss of Indigenous health led to some uncomfortable truths about Canada s past and present Dr James Daschuk is the winner of the 2014 Governor General s Award for Canadian for Scholarly Research Sir John A Macdonald Prize for Clearing The Plains Disease Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life He will be giving a public talk

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/conferences-events/events/clearing-the-plains-and-clearing-the-air.php (2015-04-04)
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