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March 8, 2012 Promising programs for women

Research shows that women who have low socioeconomic status (SES) are at risk for depression. This includes women with low income, for example – a vulnerable population that is a key focus of EENet. The network has been profiling recent systematic reviews that address its priorities. One such review brings crucial attention to women with low SES.

March 8, 2012 Research Snapshot: Implementing a court outreach program for legally involved people with mental illness

All court diversion programs share a common assumption: people with serious mental illness are better served by the mental health system than by the criminal justice system. One program, the Court Outreach Program (COP) offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch, provides community-based services and support to people with mental illness who are involved in the legal system.

February 23, 2012 Paula Goering Award still accepting applications

The Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award recognizes an innovative researcher-decision-maker collaborative research project for Integrated Knowledge Translation in the area of mental health and addictions. The $2,000 award is named in recognition of Dr. Paula Goering’s wide-ranging and significant contributions to the field of Mental Health Services Research in Canada and internationally, including advancements in the field of knowledge translation.

February 23, 2012 Take part in Nova Scotia DTFP webinar!

EENet invites you to attend a FREE one-hour virtual knowledge exchange session via telephone and webinar to explore what the Nova Scotia Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) is doing to enhance its substance abuse treatment system.

February 23, 2012 Preventing depression in young people

When it comes to depression, children and adolescents make up a vulnerable population in Ontario – a key focus of EENet. The network has been profiling recent systematic reviews that address its priorities. One such review, led by researchers in New Zealand and Australia, notes that depression is common and has a major impact on the lives of young people.

February 23, 2012 A Community Healing

“It belongs to you,” Jacques Huot told members of Toronto’s Aboriginal community on the evening of January 27 at Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT). They had gathered to hear findings from the “Urban Aboriginal Diabetes Research Project Report,” led by AHT with researchers Dr. Lynn Lavallée and Dr. Heather Howard, and commissioned by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The project involved 138 participants in 276 separate activities. This was research that was “owned by the community” and “driven by the community,” as Huot, President of the Board of AHT, observed.

February 23, 2012 Research Snapshot: What are young bloggers saying about mental health?

The widespread use of Internet blogs has created a unique space for hearing from young people. Few studies, however, have looked at these blogs to gain a better picture of the experiences of young people with mental health problems – until now.

February 9, 2012 Paula Goering Award now accepting applications

The Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award recognizes an innovative researcher- decision-maker collaborative research project for Integrated Knowledge Translation in the area of mental health and addictions. The $2,000 award is named in recognition of Dr. Paula Goering’s wide-ranging and significant contributions to the field of mental health services research in Canada and internationally, including advancements in the field of knowledge translation.

 

 

February 9, 2012 Still time to register for Alberta DTFP webinar!

EENet invites you to attend a FREE one-hour virtual knowledge exchange session via telephone and webinar to explore what the Alberta Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) is doing to enhance its substance abuse treatment system. This webinar is the second in a series that will connect stakeholders across provinces and territories as we work towards the shared goal of improving our substance abuse treatment systems. Join speakers Michele Rowan, the Provincial Coordinator for DTFP in Alberta, and Lindsey Howard, the evaluator for Alberta’s DTFP – both based out of Alberta Health Services – on Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1pm to 2pm EST.

To learn more about this event, visit www.evidenceexchangenetworkproject.wordpress.com.

February 9, 2012 Housing the homeless and improving health

Being homeless has an impact on a person’s health. People who are homeless or marginally housed have less access to health care and poorer health outcomes than those who live in stable housing.