We believe health research is vital to the improved health of Saskatchewan citizens. SHRF-funded research, aligned with the needs of the province, is moving us towards Horizons where we will see better health care, healthier communities and brighter futures. This newsletter features the impact-driven stories and partnerships from the last quarter that are contributing to achieving these goals.
Digital Connections Hub
New online resource helps child services workers support the mental health and well-being of vulnerable children and adolescents
With funding from the SHRF and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Nathalie Reid, Lise Milne and their team from the University of Regina have built and populated the Digital Connections Hub, which officially launched December 9. The Hub is a website rich with resources designed to help child-services professionals across the three prairie provinces do the best they can for their clients during the pandemic. Read More >
This story is also featured in the University of Regina's latest issue of Discourse Magazine.
SHRF-funded project to identify alternatives to mental health- and addiction-related emergency department visits
In Saskatchewan, some people with mental health and addictions problems are frequent visitors to the Emergency Department (ED). For University of Saskatchewan nursing professor and researcher Hua Li, what’s been missing from the conversation about how best to meet this patient group’s needs is the perspective of the frequent ED visitors themselves, as well as input from their caregivers and health care providers. With the support of a SHRF Establishment grant, Li is aiming to fill this gap. Read More >
Meet the Researcher
Our Meet the Researcher series includes profiles of SHRF-funded researchers who are contributing to a robust culture of research and innovation in Saskatchewan.
Are you a SHRF-funded researcher who would like to submit a profile? Contact Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded in Partnership
In Real Time - With funding support from the Lung Association of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, and Mitacs, Tarun Katapally is partnering with the Indigenous community of Île-à-la-Crosse, SK, to co-create and pilot the CoAway app, allowing people to assess their own risk of getting COVID-19.
USask research teams awarded $345,000 for COVID-19 mental health projects - Tracie Risling and Megan O'Connell funded in partnership by Canadian Institutes of Health Research and SHRF
Government of Canada and partners invest $1.8M in strengthening pandemic preparedness in long-term care and retirement homes - Natasha Gallant and her team funded in partnership with Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and SHRF
A Look Back
2020 Santé Awards
Achievement Award winner - Carrie Bourassa
Impact Award winner story - Humphrey Fonge
2020 Health Research Week
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