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  • KT Casebook
    released Innovations in Knowledge Translation the SPHERU KT Casebook edited by Fleur Macqueen Smith and Juanita Bacsu is a cross section of population health work and the innovative strategies used for sharing stories about this work KT Casebook The knowledge translation KT examples range from a music video for sharing healing stories of Aboriginal women s drug addiction to a national symposium aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors among school

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/spherus-casebook-looks-at-the-great-knowledge-translation-work-from-across-canada.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Fleur wins KT Award
    communities of practice and developing and testing a tool for building communities of practice such as kidSKAN the Saskatchewan Knowledge to Action Network Fleur Maqueen Smith While I found that people like the convenience of connecting online there s no real substitute for meeting with people face to face Fleur says We re making use of this knowledge in kidSKAN by hosting and partnering on events and then documenting these

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/spherus-macqueen-smith-wins-kt-award.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Team grant health inequities in Saskatchewan
    include government documents community based organization archives personal diaries newspaper stories and local histories in order to better understand the historical roots of these inequities They are taking digital photos and scans of this material to create a rich historical database They will use quantitative data from early Department of Public Health annual reports on bed numbers average length of hospital stays numbers of doctors maternity cases types of diseases and historical data tracing the changing nature and development of the provincial economy to understand how health changed over the twentieth century and how it varied between communities By applying these cutting edge historical research techniques in combination with diverse analytical approaches available to this multidisciplinary health research team the team will mine the data in order to gain new insights that could inform modern policy makers Other historical aspects of health inequities have been targeted for study These include the varied effects of European settlement on Saskatchewan s Aboriginal people including comparisons between First Nations and Métis health or between First Nations communities who entered treaty and those who did not In addition they will explore the changing economic and policy decisions that impact health outcomes such as the

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/team-grant-project-examines-history-of-health-inequities-in-saskatchewan-.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Hampton receives CURA grant
    SSHRC to conduct research into intimate partner violence Dr Mary Hampton This SSHRC grant was awarded through the Community University Research Alliance CURA program and will support research investigating research in the Prairie provinces and the Northwest Territories Hampton s team which includes SPHERU faculty members Bonnie Jeffery Diane Martz and Paul Hackett will work over five years on research to improve responses to intimate partner violence in rural and

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/hampton-receives-cura-grant.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Lifestyle diabetes epidemic
    Publications and Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us Lifestyle at the root of diabetes epidemic February 28 2011 Dr Paul Hackett SPHERU faculty researcher explains the historical roots of Type 2 diabetes and how the disease became an epidemic amongst First Nations people In a recent interview with Eagle Feather News published in the February 2011 edition Hackett notes that his study helps educate people about the roots of

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/lifestyle-at-the-root-of-diabetes-epidemic.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Johnson falls prevention work featured
    health issues many of which are unique to Saskatchewan Developing solutions to keep Saskatchewan seniors healthy as long as possible is the focus of a recent feature article profiling Dr Johnson s work in Falls Prevention Dr Shanthi Johnson With a higher than average 65 and older population Saskatchewan faces health challenges related to seniors and falls Nationally these injuries cost approximately 6 2 billion Building on my background in

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/johnsons-falls-prevention-work-featured.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU granted $750,000
    Foundation to continue to help reduce health disparities in Saskatchewan s most vulnerable populations over the next three years Working across both the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan SPHERU s research will inform an increased understanding of the existing support networks and community level interventions within a community identify the origins of present day health inequities through an historical lens and explore the conditions that create successful

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/spheru-granted-750,000.php (2015-04-04)
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  • DeSantis featured Prairie Messenger
    Events Contact Us DeSantis featured in Prairie Messenger April 13 2010 Dr Gloria DeSantis Dr Gloria DeSantis was featured in an article published in the March 3 2010 edition of the Prairie Messenger In it she is quoted about the many factors that can affect public health as part of a seminar on public health and social justice at the University of Regina DeSantis refers to programs that benefitted families

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/desantis-featured-prairie-messenger-.php (2015-04-04)
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