The Canadian Health Research Collection is a rich resource for health research in the Canadian context. This collection includes documents from “Canadian research institutes, government agencies and university centres working in the area of health and medical research. The organizations included in this collection are very active publishers of primary research in the field. The publications included are both general policy documents as well as those of a specialized technical nature”.
ResearchImpact (RIR) is a pan-Canadian network of 11 universities. The objective of RIR is to maximize the extent to which academic research contributes to social, economic, environmental and health benefits of Canadians. RIR is supports the knowledge mobilization process by developing and sharing knowledge mobilization best practices, services and tools.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is a Canadian government agency that oversees public health issues, and provides information regarding current risks and disease prevent.
The Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHPI) is an independent think-tank dedicated to conducting, publishing and communicating evidence-based socio-economic research on health system performance and health policy issues that are important to Canadians. CHPI issues the Canadian Health Policy Journal.
Current Public Health Risks (US)
The University of Michigan Risk Science Center is, in their own words, “an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to supporting science-informed decision-making on existing and emerging human health risks that is responsive to today’s rapidly changing social, economic and political global landscape.” Created by the University of Michigan Risk Science Center is a series of excellent brief videos that provide a synopsis of current public health risks called Risk Bites.
Health of Children & Youth
The Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH) is a national non-profit organization, founded to promote the health and well-being of all children and youth in Canada. Of particular note is that the CICH produces a Profile that evaluates and summarizes data on the health and well-being of Canadian children and youth up to 24 years of age. The profile provides information on the context of of children’s lives and their health and development outcomes.
The Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network is a Canadian Centre of Excellence. Its mandate is to connect researchers with policymakers, NGOs, practitioners, advocates and youth across Canada to enable the mobilization of research to establish best practices in mental health programming for vulnerable and at-risk young people.
The Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP) is a week-long summer institute in which learning takes place in a collaborative environment led by Carleton faculty, research ethics professionals, and community-based researchers. It is intended for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers to learn about the ethics of research with Indigenous communities, particularly First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada.
The Canadian National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health is federally funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health renewal and health equity through knowledge translation and exchange.
The Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAMHR) is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. NAMHR is committed to building capacity for mental health and addictions research and knowledge translation in remote, rural and urban settings by working in close partnership with Indigeneous organizations and communities. They hold annual workshops and summer institutes in order to promote training and outreach.
The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) is housed at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. The NCCEH focuses on health risks associated with the physical environment, and works toward identifying interventions to reduce those risks. Current topic areas include food safety, drinking water, built environment, outdoor air, and personal service establishments.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada provides recommendations to government and advocacy groups, and facilitates activities to instigate change in programs and social attitudes regarding mental health issues.