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  • SPHERU
    long term health and wellbeing but also on society as a whole Some evidence has shown broad social influences for example a neighbourhood in which the child grows up affects children s wellbeing but to a lesser degree than individual differences among children However studies of child health outcomes are now finding children could be more deeply affected by neighbourhood factors than had been understood previously The process is two

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/about_us/about-our-research/healthy-children.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    Reports by Year Conferences Events Contact Us Intervention Research SPHERU s research program has collectively addressed the growing issue of health inequity through population health intervention research Building on this knowledge and expertise we will now address the health impact of current and historical interventions on northern and Aboriginal and non Aboriginal seniors and children through innovative population health intervention research Our focus moves to investigating the health impact of

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/about_us/about-our-research/intervention-research.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    in farming and forestry young people moving out deteriorating infrastructure and restructuring of health and education services Government cutbacks in health and social services have led to a decline of primary services in communities and in turn have forced communities to look to community groups and residents to provide care and services to a population that is aging One result of these developments is that rural people s health status

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/about_us/about-our-research/rural-health.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    social and health indicators when compared with mainstream populations SPHERU s work on northern and Aboriginal health is grounded in this global context We know culture is an important determinant when looking at the health of Aboriginal people in Canada and our projects explore the role of culture and how it affects health This means developing culturally relevant definitions of health as well as appropriate health indicators These areas of

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/about_us/about-our-research/northern-and-aboriginal-health.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU and SPOR
    during a first phase of SPOR funding to establish the network and set priorities for research Recently the stage two proposal Saskatchewan SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care PIHC Innovation Management Operations grant application was approved by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR will provide 500 000 over the five years to match the 500 000 provided by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and partners the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Health Region This support will enable us to build on the work we have done to date and accelerate the development of the network says SPHERU s Dr Nazeem Muhajarine who is the scientific lead of the Saskatchewan network The reviewers have clearly recognized the quality of the Saskatchewan network team the relevance and potential impact of the work we have put forward to improve the health of people in our province Muhajarine and Dr Cory Neudorf are both members of the network s leadership council which includes representation from the research clinical and policy communities One of the goals for the network will be to involve patients in all aspects of the research process The pan Canadian SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations is a network of networks that builds on member networks and national assets in community based primary and integrated health care to foster a new alliance between research policy and practice It will create dynamic and responsive learning systems across the country that develop evaluate and scale up new approaches to the delivery of horizontally and vertically integrated services within and across sectors of health care e g public health home and community care primary secondary and tertiary care as well as outside the health sector e g education social services housing The PIHC network is the first

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/spheru-part-of-major-funding-announcement.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Johnson on Fulbright
    Johnson s research looks into preventing falls among seniors and she ll expand this to compare policy on falls and injury prevention as a visiting Fulbright scholar She was announced as one of 11 Fulbright Canada scholars for the 2014 15 year For her Fulbright project she will look at nutrition and food related policies in nursing homes as well as falls and injury prevention policies within the active aging framework in Florida and Saskatchewan in a partnership with SPHERU and the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging University of South Florida Our population is growing older around the world and it is incredibly important to examine aging issues from cross cultural and multidisciplinary perspectives Johnson said in a University of Regina news release This award is a recognition of the world class research in this important field taking place at our university In addition to SPHERU she is a professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina Her epidemiological research considers the surveillance and monitoring of falls and fall related injuries among seniors as well as on interventions examining the underlying mechanisms associated with falls among seniors in community and long term care

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/johnson-spends-semester-as-fulbright-scholar.php (2015-04-04)
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  • Two post-docs
    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 Dr Andrew Hatala 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

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/two-post-docs-join-spheru.php (2015-04-04)
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  • FASD evaluation report
    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 address previously unmet needs However there were also challenges such as delays complicated applications and renewals dissatisfaction with funding confusion about roles and responsibilities more transparency better communication and standardization finding qualified mentors a need from more consultants and providing service for rural areas When it came to the community level programs the team found elements that led to successes such

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/news/items/muhajarine,-team-evaluate-fasd-support.php (2015-04-04)
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