Built Environment: Population Health Intervention Research - Competition Results 2010

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health; Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health; Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis; Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes; and Institute of Population and Public Health, is pleased to announce the results of the Built Environment: Population Health Intervention Research Strategic Initiative. The aims of this strategic initiative are:

  • to support intervention research that examines programs, events and/or policy changes related to the built environment (outcome of community planning, design and implementation) and has the potential to address health problems at the population level;
  • to build population health research capacity in Canada to study the built environment and its impacts on obesity and other heath issues;
  • to encourage "horizontal" networks and collaboration among the different sectors such as urban planners, researchers from various disciplines (including trainees and new investigators), communities, government, industry, and non-profit organizations; and
  • to develop knowledge transfer and exchange (knowledge translation) opportunities between researchers and knowledge users.  
The successful awards are listed below:
  • Frank, Lawrence and Brauer, Michael [University of British Columbia (UBC)]
    A moving study: Physical activity and diet before and after residential relocation.
    Co-Applicants: Murray, Grant (Concord Pacific); Thompson, Mary (University of Waterloo); Black, Jennifer (UBC); Brownson, Ross (Washington University); Craig, Cora Lynn (Canada Fitness & Lifestyles Res. Inst.); Millar, John (Public Health Services Authority); Davies, Hugh (UBC)
    Project Profile
  • Gilliland, Jason (University of Western Ontario)
    Identifying casual effects of the built environment on physical activity, diet and obesity among children.
    Co-Applicants: Shrubsole, Dan (University of Western Ontario); Ryan, Loretta; Branscombe, Nancy; Kennedy, Jim (London Development Institute); St. John, Cynthia; Stanford, Jay; Beath, Lynn; Livingstone, Lynne; Pollet, Graham (Middlesex London Health Unit); Fair, Ross; McMahon, Sue; Charuk, Darlene; Wilk, Piotr; Speechly, Kathy; Prapavessis, Harry (University of Western Ontario); Hess, Paul (University of Toronto); Gobert, Colleen (Brescia University College); Fleming, John; Avison, William (University of Western Ontario)
    Project Profile
  • Kirk, Sara and Rainham, Daniel (Dalhousie University)
    TIME (Tools, Information, Motivation, Environment) for health: A multi-level intervention to promote healthy eating in children and their families.
    Co-Applicants: Molloy, David (Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection); Shearer, Cindy (Dalhousie University); Chircop, Andrea (Dalhousie University); Bassett, Raewyn (Dalhousie University); Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza (Dalhousie University); Alvaro, Celeste (Dalhousie University); Rehman, Laurene (Dalhousie University); Blanchard, Chris (Dalhousie University); Rainham, Daniel (Dalhousie University) 
    Project Profile
For further details on this initiative please contact:
Jean Woo
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Tel.: (613) 569-4361 ext. 338
E-mail: jwoo@hsf.ca