Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research News


On Tuesday May 16, 2017, Discovery Day is again being hosted by the Faculty of Medicine. Offered at thirteen sites across Canada, Discovery Day in Health Sciences is one of many ways the university encourages young people to explore the exciting career options available to them in the health sciences. The event organizers are now looking for passionate and enthusiastic presenters to help ignite a spark in young people who are in the process of discerning their academic and professional goals.  More than 100 students, selected from secondary schools in St. John’s and surrounding areas, will use this forum to explore their options in the health sciences.


The Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program (CHRSP) of the NL Centre for Applied Health Research has published its latest Rapid Evidence Report, Mental Health Units in Acute-Care Facilities,  which is now available for viewing on our website.

Toronto Star January 4 2017

"Over the past two years, the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance has worked with experts from across the country to improve the impact of Canadian PhDs on the quality and sustainability of our health system — by changing the training and preparation they receive," write Stephen Bornstein and Adalsteinn Brown.  (Toronto Star January 4 2017)

T2D Study

Health system decision makers in NL recognize the burden that Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) places on both the individual and on the healthcare system.  By focusing on prevention, they hope to improve population health in the province and to reduce the costs required to manage this chronic disease. In an effort to help decision makers develop prevention strategies based on reliable evidence, the Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program (CHRSP) identified and reviewed the best available scientific and economic evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of approaches that aim to reduce T2D incidence. 


The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Eastern Health have funded five research projects under the final competition for research funding following from the Cameron Inquiry.  The fund, Enhancing Health Care in NL, administered by NLCAHR, was established to support increased research and evaluation activities aimed at improving healthcare for patients in this province, including those with cancer.  


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NLCAHR's program of Research Exchange Groups is growing in leaps and bounds.

Seven research projects have been awarded a total of $122,000 under the 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) Awards Program. NLCAHR funds research that aligns with the Centre’s mandate: to meet the challenges of population health and health services in Newfoundland and Labrador; to address health promotion and wellness; and to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of the provincial health system.  Thirty applicants submitted proposals to this year’s program.  They included Master’s students, Doctoral candidates, and faculty researchers from a range of disciplines who are either developing or proposing applied health research projects.  We extend our sincere thanks to all who applied and to the peer reviewers who assessed their applications.