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Integrated Hubs Project

Posted on: Oct 20, 2017

The Integrated Hubs Project aims to minimize the service gap between child and adult services by providing a youth-oriented ‘one-stop-shop’ for youth to access mental health care as early as possible. This is an opportunity for community-based organizations to express interest…

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New Report: Law and Governance of Secondary Data Use

Posted on: Aug 22, 2017

With support from SAGE (Secondary Analysis to Generate Evidence) and PolicyWise, Kiran Pohar Minhas has produced a new report titled “Law & Governance of Secondary Data Use: Obligations of Not-For-Profit Organizations in Alberta.” This paper presents the legal and governance…

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Family planning and healthcare provider practice patterns in Alberta: Are they aligned with the Ready or Not provincial campaign? A health administrative study using the All Our Babies data

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017

Grants Primary Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Zwicker, University of Calgary Overview: The following study will use data from the All Our Babies dataset to examine behaviours by families and healthcare providers and determine if they align with a provincial Ready or Not…

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A secondary data analysis of emerging stigma in the What Albertans Know about FASD

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017

Grant Primary Investigator: Dr. Peter Choate, Mount Royal University Overview: This FASD data set has been reviewed for its utility in relation to a secondary data analysis focusing on the ways in which public attitudes, stigma, prevention, and intervention intersect. In…

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Investigating the effects of tobacco smoke exposure, maternal stress and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in Calgary, Alberta: A nested case-control study

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017

Grant Primary Investigator: Dr. Shelby Yamamoto, University of Alberta Overview: Infants with low birth weights or who are born too early (preterm birth) are at increased risk of short and long-term health and developmental effects such as respiratory problems, chronic diseases…

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Does anxiety and depression during pregnancy influence the relationship between neighbourhood socioeconomic status and preterm birth?

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017

Grant Primary Investigator: Kamala Adhikari Dahal, University of Calgary Overview: Multiple studies have demonstrated an association between neighbourhood socioeconomic status (SES) and preterm birth (PTB), whereby pregnant women living in low SES neighbourhoods tend to have higher rates of PTB. Anxiety…

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Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure and effects

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017

Grant Primary Investigator: Dr. James Sanders, University of Lethbridge Overview: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition caused by prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) that results in a range of disabilities. Preventing FASD can be done by preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies…

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Findings to be explored from Longitudinal Study on January 27, 2017

Posted on: Jan 23, 2017

The launch of findings from the Experiences of Albertan Children & Youth over Time is this week, Friday, January 27. Findings from this ground-breaking study will support government, community agencies and front-line service providers in their program planning and budgeting,…

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Implementing evidence-based tools within schools to improve child mental health

Posted on: Jan 12, 2017

Grant Partnering to implement an evidence-based tool within schools to improve child mental health Investigator: Dr. John McLennan, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Dr. Julie Owens, Ohio University Overview: Human service agencies (including schools) are expected to implement evidence-based interventions…

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Interventions for children & youth at risk for sexual exploitation

Posted on: Jan 12, 2017

Grant Developing interventions for children and youth at risk for sexual exploitation: A community-based participatory research project Investigator: Dr. Margot Jackson, University of Alberta Overview: Worldwide, children and youth are at a high risk of sexual predation and exploitation (Laror…

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