2014 Applied Public Health Chairs
CIHR is pleased to announce the 2014 Applied Public Health Chair (APHC) recipients. The program supports innovative population health research that improves health equity for citizens in Canada and around the world. This can be achieved through interdisciplinary collaborations and mentorship of researchers and decision makers in health and other sectors.
APHC represents a partnership between:
- CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health,
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC),
- CIHR-Institutes of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, Aging, Health Services and Policy Research, Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, and the HIV/AIDS Research Initiative as well as the Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS), the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).
There are 14 APH Chair recipients this year for a total investment of $12,938,128 over five years.
On March 23, 2015 the inaugural Applied Public Health Chairs meeting was held in Ottawa. This meeting represented the first opportunity for the newly appointed Chairs to meet one another, network, and learn from the experiences of past Chairs.
“The Applied Public Health Chairs program is a concerted effort by CIHR, PHAC and provincial partners to fund research that will strengthen the impact of policies and programs designed to tackle pressing health needs. The innovative research produced by the Chairs will also help policy makers in health and other sectors make evidence-informed decisions that will lead to positive changes for people here in Canada and globally.”
– Nancy Edwards, CIHR-IPPH Scientific Director
“The Applied Public Health Chairs program is a valuable means of supporting innovative health research in Canada. Collaborative, multi-sectoral efforts like these are not only effective, they are essential to ensuring that a multitude of perspectives inform public health planning and decision making.”
– Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Second Chief Public Health Officer
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