A Healthy Interest

A recent article in the Gazette outlines NLCAHR's Research Exchange Groups Program 


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NLCAHR celebrates twenty years

With our sincere thanks to our partners for their important contributions to our success, NLCAHR is pleased to publish a special twentieth anniversary annual report with much to celebrate. 

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Research on Aging receives new funding

The funding of seven provincial projects is helping to advance several areas of aging research. The Aging Research Centre – Newfoundland and Labrador (ARC-NL), Memorial University's new research centre for the study of aging held its first call for proposals in Spring 2019 and is awarding more than $68,000 in research dollars, providing funding to seven different Memorial University principal investigators.

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Funding innovative seniors' care

 Are you a point-of-care worker with an innovative idea in seniors’ care? Apply to the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)’s Spark program and make it a reality.

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CHRSP publishes study on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program(CHRSP) of the NL Centre for Applied Health Research has just published its 35th Evidence in Context Report: Evidence Update: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Difficult Wounds (2019). READ THE REPORT ONLINE:

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CHRSP publishes study on preschool screening

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.

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CHRSP featured in national casebook series

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.

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Connections & Directions: Annual Report 2017-2018

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.

Highlights include::

  • 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.

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CHRSP publishes two new studies

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.

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New journal publication tells the CHRSP story

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.  


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CADTH supports NL approach to dialysis

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.


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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000