Research Findings

Building capacity for health research transfer in Western Canada : An environmental scan

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his document presents the results of an environmental scan on health research transfer (RT) commissioned by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) to inform its planning processes. The scan assesses the current state of support for RT capacity-building entities in Western Canada ( British Columbia , Alberta , Saskatchewan , Manitoba , Yukon , and the Northwest Territories ). It has two main areas of focus: capacity-building (programs, initiatives, and resources in the area of research transfer); and research (research conducted on this topic).

Out of Control”: Violence against Personal Support Workers in Long-Term Care

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A new study led by York University researchers reveals that a staggering number of Canadians working in long-term care facilities suffer violence on the job. Most are women, and many are immigrants or from marginalized racial groups.

This report on the violence experienced by personal support workers draws on an international study comparing long-term, facility-based care across three Canadian provinces (Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Ontario) and four Nordic European countries (Demark, Finland, Norway and Sweden). It is supported by focused discussions and offers insight into long-term care from the perspective of workers.

Read the press release or download the report.

State of the World's Mothers 2007: Saving the Lives of Children Under 5

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This year's State of the World's Mothers report shows which countries are succeeding-and which are failing- to save the lives of mothers and children. It examines the investments in health care and nutrition that make a difference for children, families and society as a whole. It also points to proven, low-cost solutions that could save the majority of these young lives.

Read the full report: State of the World's Mothers 2007: Saving the Lives of Children Under 5 (PDF 2035.81KB/70p.)

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