The Aging Research Centre (ARC) of Memorial University is pleased to announce its first call for applications to fund researchers and students whose work is relevant to aging, broadly defined, to include a wide range of disciplines, approaches, and topics. (Link to details)
If you would like to learn more about ARC and about these awards, the ARC leadership team will host an information session in St. John’s (Link to details)
The Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program of the NL Centre for Applied Health Research has just published its 32nd report, Preschool Screening, written by Aimee Letto, CHRSP Research Officer, and Dr. Stephen Bornstein, CHRSP Program Director. The report examines the scientific evidence about what health and developmental concerns for which the preschool population of Newfoundland and Labrador should be screened.
Putting research in place: An innovative approach to decision support in Newfoundland and Labrador A new article in the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools EIDM Casebook features the Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program (CHRSP) and discusses how this innovative provincial program supports evidence-informed decision making by prioritizing research, synthesizing complex evidence, attuning findings to local resources/capacities, and producing rapid, easy-to-use reports.
The Annual Report of the Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research for 2017-2018, entitled Connections and Directions to highlight our community engagement, research initiatives, and the expansion of our partnerships, is now available on our website.
- Celebrating ten years of the Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program
- Our dynamic Research Exchange Groups
- A focus on Community and Health System Engagement
The director and staff wish to thank the many partners who contributed to another great year at the Centre.
Researchers at the Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program of NLCAHR have published two new decision-support products on topics identified as priorities by our provincial health system partners. The first, a Rapid Evidence Report, provides an overview of evidence on palliative care approaches for people with chronic disease. Findings from thnis study were disseminated at a meeting with provincial health system stakeholders on April 25, 2018. The second study was a Snapshot Report that provided a jurisdictional scan of psychiatrist-led rural and remote mental health and addictions programs that have been implemented elsewhere in Canada. This report was requested by our health system partners to help inform the action plan laid out in the All-Party Committee on Mental Health's report: Towards Recovery: A Vision for a Renewed Mental Health and Addictions System for Newfoundland and Labrador.
How does an innovative research program support policy and practice decisions in this province’s health system? Find out in the November 2017 issue of Systematic Reviews, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of BioMed Central, that features an article on the Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program (CHRSP), NLCAHR’s flagship program for health system decision support.
The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) has just released a new report on dialysis modalities for end-stage renal disease. Their latest findings validate a report published by CHRSP in 2008 and updated again in 2013 and support approaches to home dialysis that are used in this province.
Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research
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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7
Tel: (709) 864-8000