April 23, 2014
Healthy Aging Fosters Healthy Communities
Healthy Aging Research Projects Receive Funding
Five projects that focus on healthy aging are receiving $58,030 through the Healthy Aging Research Program. The program provides funding for a wide variety of topics related to healthy aging that address the priority research themes of caregiving, peer support and community capacity, crisis intervention rehabilitation, and, dementia.
“Our province has an aging population and it is important that we place emphasis and focus on ensuring there are appropriate services, policies and programs in place for seniors and older adults. This year, $58,030 will help support more research into healthy aging for a total of more than $963,000 provided for the Healthy Aging Research Program since 2008.”
- The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services
The Healthy Aging Research Program is administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, a research centre within Memorial University. The centre facilitates applied health research in this province through its grant and awards programs, and its shared knowledge and capacity development activities.
This year’s selected projects are listed in the backgrounder below.
“The Healthy Aging Research Program is an example of something very unusual – a research program with generous funding that was built right into a major policy initiative. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador deserves credit for this innovative approach to blending policy and research and for doing so in an area of such enormous importance to the people of the province.”
- Dr. Stephen Bornstein, Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research
The Healthy Aging Research Program provides funding for student awards, faculty awards, and research grants to support research on issues of relevance to the Provincial Healthy Aging Policy Framework.
- $58,030 is being awarded to five research projects through the Healthy Aging Research Program.
- Since 2008, the Healthy Aging Research Program has provided $963,030 in funding for 36 researchers.
- Projects that receive funding focus on a wide variety of topics related to healthy aging that address caregiving; peer support and community capacity; crisis intervention; rehabilitation; and, dementia.
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Director of Communications
Department of Health and Community Services
Finance Officer & Awards Coordinator
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre
for Applied Health Research
2013-14 Healthy Aging Research Program Award Recipients
Master’s Research Grant: To help Master’s candidates cover the costs associated with the research for their thesis or major project research on aging-related topics.
- Meng Wang: Body Mass Index Developmental Trajectories for Older Canadian Population: Evidence from National Population Health Survey - $5,000
- Amanda George: The Effect of Physical Activity on Cognitive Functioning and Quality of Life in Older Adulthood - $5,000
Doctoral Dissertation Award: This grant category assists doctoral candidates in covering the costs associated with their research and dissemination of their research.
- Elizabeth Russell: Age-Friendly Community Capacity Building in Newfoundland and Labrador - $22,000
Project Grants: These grants enable a team of local and national or international researchers to be assembled to conduct research on a topic related to a priority theme.
- Rick Audas, Looking Back: An examination of the impact of social isolation on seniors' health in Newfoundland and Labrador - $15,980
- Sue Ann Mandville-Anstey: What is it Like for Aging Nurses to Live and Work with Cardiovascular Disease in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: A Phenomenological Study - $10,050
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