Best Brains Exchanges 2020

Best Brains Exchanges (BBEs) are in-camera sessions. As a result, not all Best Brains Exchange topics and presenters are listed here. The following information is being shared with consent.

For more information on any of the past Best Brains Exchanges listed below please contact BBE-EMC@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

July

  • Strengthening the Structural Determinants of Health Post-COVID-19

    Hosted in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada.

    The purpose of this Best Brains Exchange (BBE) was to bring together Federal, Provincial and Territorial policy and decision makers, researchers and implementation experts, non-governmental organizations and other key stakeholders to inform the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada’s (CPHO) 2020 Annual Report on COVID-19. The aim of the BBE was to better understand the intersectional COVID-19 impacts on the health and well-being of priority groups in Canada to inform the design of protective strategies moving forward.

March

February

  • Measuring institutional stigma related to substance use within Canadian health systems

    Hosted in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

    The Best Brains Exchange (BBE) brought together policy actors with researchers to engage in a focused dialogue on questions related to best practices for the measurement of structural stigma in health systems and to foster shared understanding and partnership between stakeholders to support progress on this issue.

    More information on the objectives of this BBE, a summary of the evidence presented and a list of recommended readings

  • Mental Health Outcomes and Impact Assessment

    Hosted in collaboration with the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada.

    The Best Brains Exchange (BBE) provided an opportunity for researchers and impact assessment practitioners to share knowledge and best practices related to the assessment of mental health outcomes in the assessment of major environmental projects.

January

  • Towards a Comprehensive Provincial Pain Management Strategy for Nova Scotia

    Hosted in collaboration with Research Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the Institute of Work (IWK) and Health Centre, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Solutions for Kids in Pain.

    The Best Brains Exchange (BBE) provided an opportunity for researchers, implementation experts, policy makers, health professionals and other key stakeholders (including patient partners) to support the development of a comprehensive pain management strategy for the province of Nova Scotia.

    More information on the objectives of this BBE, a summary of the evidence presented and a list of recommended readings

  • Health Inequalities Among Sexual and Gender Minorities in Canada: Current Data and Evidence for Promising Interventions

    Hosted in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics, Statistics Canada, the LGBTQ2 Secretariat at the Privy Council Office, Women and Gender Equality Canada, and the Institute of Gender & Health, CIHR.

    The Best Brains Exchange (BBE) aimed to bring together policy actors from multiple departments with researchers to engage in a focused dialogue on knowledge, challenges and opportunities for coordinated action and facilitate a cross-department coordination and/or collaboration approach in addressing health equity for SGM in Canada.

    More information on the objectives of this BBE, a summary of the evidence presented and a list of recommended readings

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