CIHR at Canadian Public Health Association: Public Health 2015

Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, May 25-28, 2015

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research.

CIHR has developed several initiatives that offer funding opportunities related to identified priority areas. Each of these initiatives involves collaboration between CIHR’s 13 Institutes and a wide range of partner organizations.

CIHR has been a proud partner of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) Annual Conference since 2004. CIHR is pleased to have several institutes attending this year’s CPHA Public Health 2015.

Visit CIHR at booth No. 22

CIHR-IPPH at Public Health 2015, Vancouver

CIHR Collaborator session; Institutes of Population and Public Health and Aboriginal Peoples’ Health: Lifecycle of social determinants and its impacts on First Nations, Inuit and Métis children’s health [ PDF (3.58 MB) - external link ], Monday May 25, 16:15-17:45.


  • Sharon Acoose, Associate Professor, Indigenous Social Work, Department of Indigenous Education, Health and Social Work, First Nations University of Canada
  • Crystal Phillips, Child Protection Mediator, British Columbia Ministry of Justice,  Session Chair:
  • Mary Teegee, Executive Director, Child and Family Services, Carrier Sekani Family Services & President, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society

Public Health: Towards systems thinking 6.0 [ PDF (3.58 MB) - external link ] – Nancy Edwards representing CIHR-IPPH on speaker panel: Monday May 25, 14:20-15:50.

Tackling Health Inequities: The role of research in shrinking the gap [ PDF (3.58 MB) - external link ] – Nancy Edwards representing CIHR-IPPH as session chair: Monday May 25, 16:15-17:45.

Building Public Health System Capacity – 2 [ PDF (3.58 MB) - external link ] – Nancy Edwards CIHR-IPPH to present abstract on Participatory evaluation strategies to strengthen a policy research project: Tuesday May 26 11:00-12:30.

Partner Institute sessions at CPHA 2015

Citizen engagement utilizing the Anishinaabek Medicine Wheel Teachings [ PDF (3.58 MB) - external link ] – Cynthia Stirby’s and Jeff LaPlante representing CIHR-IAPH as session speakers: Wednesday May 27, 09:00-10:30.

Response to threats: Infectious disease outbreaks, and the role of Canadian research [ PDF (3.58 MB) - external link ] – Marc Ouellette representing CIHR-III as the session chair: Wednesday May 27, 13:30-15:00.

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