Opportunity Details

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CIHR Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples - Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (PEKEs) (Expression of Interest)

Sponsor CIHR
Internal Deadline0000-00-00
External Deadline2013-08-19

Competition201308PEK (Expression of Interest)201310PAK (Full Proposal)
Application Deadline  2013-08-19    2013-10-18  

Overview of the Pathways Initiative

Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples (Pathways) is a CIHR Signature Initiative with an overall goal to develop a better understanding of how to implement and scale up interventions and programs that will improve Aboriginal health in four priority areas – Suicide, Diabetes, Tuberculosis, and Oral Health. Research in these four eligible priority areas is expected to contribute to learning in the broader fields of mental health and addictions, chronic diseases, communicable diseases and health systems access. While direct action on the determinants of health is not a primary focus of Pathways, this initiative will involve interventions that take the social, economic and cultural determinants of health and the broader structural and policy context into consideration.

Pathways takes an Implementation Science approach, focusing on the scale-up of successful interventions. Implementation Science studies ask how interventions can be better adapted to local conditions, what works and how, under what socio-ecological conditions interventions work and how the impact of interventions can be scaled up. Successful scale-up for Aboriginal communities can be defined as more equitable reach and access to effective and culturally appropriate interventions.

Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (PEKE)

In order to better engage First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Urban Aboriginal communities and strengthen Pathways’ impact, Pathways will provide funding to Aboriginal organizations to enable them to take on the role of Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (PEKEs). PEKEs will enable meaningful engagement of Aboriginal peoples’, communities and organizations within the Pathway Initiative. Aboriginal voices, Ways of Knowing, and culture will be enhanced by involving the PEKEs. The PEKEs will play a central role in linking and facilitating interactions among the Implementation teams and the Research Chairs with Aboriginal communities, policy makers and partners. The overall goal of the PEKEs is to facilitate the implementation teams and the research Chairs in scaling up interventions across communities and translating the findings into policies and improved health.

For further details on the program, please visit CIHR's website.

This funding opportunity was posted by the Office of Research Services.

Last updated: 2013-07-10 14:56:34



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