Navigation Links
Government of Canada invests in research to help prevent violence
Date:1/27/2010

Ottawa (January 28, 2010) Three new regional research centres that will study violence and ways to prevent it will receive almost $6 million over five years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, made the announcement today at a national roundtable that brought together leading Canadian researchers on violence, gender and health research.

"Violence is a major public health and human rights problem in Canada and around the world," said Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq. "By funding these innovative research centres, we hope to make strides in eliminating violence in our society and help Canadians overcome the devastating effects of violence on physical and mental health."

The centres were selected through a funding competition run by CIHR's Institute of Gender and Health (IGH). The successful projects were approved through a rigorous, independent peer review process.

"We are proud to invest in health research directed at developing solutions to violence, particularly gender-based violence," said Dr. Joy Johnson, IGH Scientific Director. "It is imperative that we develop prevention strategies that can break ongoing cycles of violence and poor health among Canadians."

The three centres announced today are:

  • Centre for Intercultural Research on Prevention of Gender Violence: Dr. Neil Andersson of the University of Ottawa and his team of researchers will focus on migrating minorities through a novel approach that links Aboriginal and immigrant groups in cities with their home communities. They will look at the positive roles of parenting and cultural origins can play in preventing violence.
  • Centre for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Violence Across the Lifespan: Dr. Harriet MacMillan of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and her team will work closely with knowledge users and community members to develop strategies to prevent or reduce child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and subsequent mental health problems.
  • Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health: Dr. Marina Morrow at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, and her team will use innovative research, knowledge exchange, and training activities to improve our understanding of why social disparities exist, and how they contribute to problems such as violence and addiction.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada. www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca


'/>"/>

Contact: David Coulombe
mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
613-941-4563
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. GPhAs 2007 Annual Policy Conference Features Top Generic Industry CEOs; FDA, Government Officials; Wall Street Analysts
2. Bioniche Receives $2 Million Government Grant For Market Development Related to its E. coli O157:H7 Cattle Vaccine
3. Karen Vigil Named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of Californias Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit
4. Canadas government funds $1.6M in modern geography to support public health decisions
5. AMERIGROUP Contracts with Federal Government to Offer Medicare Advantage Health Plans in Seven States
6. Cancer Doctors Across America Stunned at Governments Ruling Restricting Anemia Management Protocols for Cancer Patients, Call Ruling Interference in Practice of Medicine
7. UCLA to lead local study center in landmark government study of child health
8. Government of Madagascar and Coalition of Global Partners Launch Measles and Malaria Prevention Campaign
9. CHRI Receives Approval for Suining Chuan DAR Authentication Trademark From Chinese Government
10. Leading Oncologists from Across the Country Hold Emergency Meeting on New Government Reimbursement Policy for Medicare Patients with Cancer
11. Government restrictions on weight loss surgeries limit access for poor, underinsured patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun ... NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is ... is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: ... souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is ... Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Caris Life Sciences ® , a leading innovator in ... medicine, today announced that St. Jude Medical Center,s Crosson ... as its 17 th member. Through participation with ... Institute will help develop standards of care and best ... cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in ... medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative ... into a clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, ... Design ... Solution ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... Oct. 5, 2017  In response to the ... and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that ... be used as a first-line therapy to manage ... Recognizing the value and ... Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: