The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Health Research are pleased to announce the results of the Population Health Intervention Research initiative.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support population health intervention research on timely population health interventions. For this funding opportunity, eligible population health interventions are “natural experiments” defined as programs, policies and resource distribution approaches that have been initiated by others (e.g., policy makers) and have the potential to impact health and health equity at the population level. Many such interventions are currently unfolding and evolving constantly across the country and are often planned and funded by community, non-profit, private, and/or public organizations both within and outside of the health sector (e.g., housing, environment, transportation, social services, and education). However, these efforts often lack the embedded mechanisms needed for the rigorous assessment of processes and outcomes, sharing of lessons learned, and application of this knowledge to new program and policy decisions. As a result, they represent a rich but untapped collection of potential population health interventions that could benefit from researcher expertise and study.
Kirk, Sara (Dalhousie University)Health eating in recreation and sport settings.
Clavier, Carole (Université de Québec à Montreal)Comparing healthy public policies: Active transportation policies in Montreal and Toronto.