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  • SPHERU
    inform policy making The Canadian observatory mobilizes knowledge by creating and sustaining a synergy among those who are studying intimate partner violence and the justice system response and by facilitating the sharing and transferring of knowledge across the country and abroad The project team led by Principal Investigator Carmen Gill of the University of New Brunswick includes academics from 13 Canadian and international universities research centres counseling centres foundations and

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/canadian-observatory.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    the first of its kind in Canada and was led by Principal Investigator Jane Ursel of the University of Manitoba Starting in 2004 and lasting four years SPHERU researchers examined the experience of intimate partner violence and the consequences it has on the lives of women in Manitoba Saskatchewan and Alberta The Saskatchewan portion of the study was led by Mary Hampton with SPHERU Director Bonnie Jeffery also a member of the research team overseeing the project in Prince Albert Co Investigators included Marlene Bertrand Manitoba Department of Family Services and Housing Jocelyn Proulx University of Manitoba and Lorraine Radtke and Leslie Tutty University of Calgary Community agencies also worked with the researchers forming partnerships to create results that will help to understand the cycle of abuse and the intervention and prevention strategies implemented to address the cycle Goals Outcomes This research aims to improve the services offered to women who have been abused and slow the revolving door pattern that sees many women stuck in a cycle of repeated abuse and flight Over more than four years approximately 275 interviews were conducted since a first wave of participants was recruited The findings of the study are now being translated

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/the-healing-journey.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    proportion of the population is in its most productive ages That will change when the large baby boom generation reaches old age Demographic facts immediately raise questions about implications for the future such as whether social programs designed to provide for the well being of older people can be sustained as numbers swell Goals Outcomes This research led by Principal Investigator Byron Spencer of McMaster University focuses on how population

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/sedap.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    culture in population health as a multiple and dynamic set of phenomena rather than historical and static This first phase of the research Cultural Vitalization as a Health Determinant Among Aboriginal Canadians from 2005 to 2010 focused on Aboriginal health in northern and remote contexts specifically northern Saskatchewan Working closely with northern Aboriginal communities the research explored on two questions What is a healthy community and How would we measure that In spring 2010 Dr Sylvia s Abonyi Tier 2 Canada Research Chair was renewed for another five year period to continue research Goals Outcomes There are two objectives and key deliverables expected from the project the development of a conceptual framework and indicators of cultural vitalization in population health that will enhance our success in incorporating culture in the design of health promoting programs and policies and the development of more comprehensive and critical perspectives on the role of culture cultural vitalization specific to the health of Aboriginal peoples in Canada including development and training in appropriate program and policy tools to better plan track and evaluate population health oriented programs and policies In conjunction with the first term award of the Canada Research Chair the Prince Albert Population Health Research and Training Facility in Prince Albert Saskatchewan opened in 2006 with funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation the University of Saskatchewan and the provincial government The facility includes a research networking and field training room advanced computer systems and a secure data storage room It houses audio and video equipment for data collection and dissemination and technology capable of translating findings into innovative knowledge sharing strategies The Prince Albert location provides unique training and collaboration opportunities accessible not only to research personnel and students but also to the community members who engage with us in research With

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/tier-2-canada-rsrch-chair.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    seeks to better understand health determinants embedded in our social economic and political systems Between 2002 and 2008 the Community and Population Health Research Training Program facilitated an interdisciplinary approach to population health research for students in Saskatchewan a process that included nationally and internationally renowned guest lecturers George Maslany University of Regina is the other Co Principal Investigator Goals Outcomes The objective was to expose trainees to new ways

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/population-health-training.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    particular challenge in the form of high mortality rates and a fast growing population This research program will enhance awareness among non Aboriginal health care providers of culturally appropriate end of life health care for Aboriginal families as well as increase awareness among Aboriginal families of existing resources and traditional end of life protocol Goals Outcomes A series of videos documenting traditional Aboriginal end of life knowledge and protocol are

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/completing-the-circle.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    and healthy body image for Aboriginal women As well the complex intersections between the physical body and socio cultural experiences have also been under researched This three year community based research project identifies analyzes and disseminates local knowledge about the cultural and visual contexts of health body weight and healthy body image from the perspective of rural Aboriginal women It is led by Principal Investigator Jennifer Poudrier University of Saskatchewan

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/cultural-contexthealthy.php (2015-04-04)
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  • SPHERU
    effects of health and human service programs under their jurisdiction on indicators of community health Goals Outcomes During community interviews and focus groups people talked about the ways they could tell whether their community was healthy These stories as well as from existing documents led to an understanding of what it means to have a healthy community A set of logic models describing the health and other social programs delivered in the research communities was created along with a Community Health Indicators Toolkit that included 165 potential indicators identified as important by community members and health providers These indicators were placed within a framework consisting of domains and indicator categories see the framework diagram Subsequently in a related SPHERU project Tools 2 five northern Saskatchewan communities undertook more detailed study of their community health framework by applying the tool kit developed in this project Funders Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Northern Medical Services College of Medicine University of Saskatchewan Related Documents Research Team Community Health Indicators Toolkit August 2010 Second Edition Community health and wellness evaluative framework Alberta Centre for Active Living Research Update Feature article March 2008 Development of a

    Original URL path: http://www.spheru.ca/research_projects/projects/Tools_1.php (2015-04-04)
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