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Fourteen research projects on population health intervention receive $2.8 million

April 24, 2017

Assess the influence of nutrition and physical activity policies on the school environment and weight outcomes (Dr. Louise C Masse at the University of British Columbia) Investigate Manitoba's new policy for physical education for secondary students (Drs. Jonathan M McGavock and Catherine Casey at the University of Manitoba) Examine the impact of the Montreal public bicycle rental program BIXI aimed at increasing the accessibility of an active mode of transportation (Dr. Lise Gauvin at Centre Hospitalier de l'Universit?© de Montr?©al) Evaluate the consequences of the Montreal children's school readiness Investigation (Dr. Ang??le Bilodeau at the Universit?© de Montr?©al) Assess the implementation of the "Choisir de Maigrir?" program in health and social service centers in Qu?©bec and its impact on lifestyle habits and well-being (Dr. Catherine B?©gin at the Universit?© Laval in Qu?©bec) Evaluate the new rapidly unfolding Ontario tobacco retail sales strategy (Dr. Joanna E Cohen at the University of Toronto) Examine the health Impact of unexpected school closure (Dr. Alberto Nettel-Aguirre at the University of Calgary) Investigate the impact of policy interventions for problematic prescription opioid use and related harms (Dr. Benedikt Fischer at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia) Study the health and healthy equity promotion interventions for pregnant and early parenting women facing substance use and other challenges (Dr. Cecilia M Benoit at the University of Victoria) Evaluate the progress of the intersectoral health promotion initiative ActNowBC (Dr. Robert Geneau at the University of Ottawa) Study the implementation and impact of an intervention program against malaria in Burkina Faso (Dr. Slim Haddad at Centre Hospitalier de l'Universit?© de Montr?©al) Use administrative data to evaluate a parenting intervention (Susan V Dahinten at the University of British Columbia) Assess Eastern Townships communities: reinforcing action on social determinants of health (Dr. Paul Morin at the Universit?© de Sherbrooke) Evaluate a strategy to improve cardiovascular disease screening and treatment for those at risk of diabetes (Dr. Baiju R Shah at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

Source: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA