Office of the Registrar
General Information (2008/2009)
10.20 Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR)

Director: Dr. Stephen Bornstein

The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research was established in September 1999 with core funding from the province's Department of Health and Community Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Health Care Corporation of St. Johns. NLCAHR's mission is to contribute to the effectiveness of the health and community service system of Newfoundland and Labrador and to the physical, social, psychological health and well-being of the province's population by supporting the development and the use of applied health research in this province.

The Centre's mandate is to increase the capacity of researchers in Newfoundland and Labrador to carry out high-quality research on health matters with a relevance to public policy and clinical decision-making; to increase the amount of high-quality applied health research undertaken on issues identified by the Centre's major partners and stakeholders as having high priority to the province's health system and to the health and well-being of its population; and to foster more effective use of research evidence in the province's health and community services system.

The Centre fosters and supports inter-disciplinary collaboration and serves as a bridge between researchers and decision-makers in government, the provincial health-care system, and community organizations. The Centre funds health research through annual peer-reviewed research grant competitions; funds research training by awarding fellowships at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels; and runs a number of other programs to encourage and support applied health researchers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The research supported by the Centre is broad in scope and includes research in the areas of health services delivery and evaluation, health economics and policy, healthcare utilization and systems, community and population health, health-related social sciences, and applied clinical research focussing on the process of delivering care rather than therapeutics or diagnostics

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Centre in writing to the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, Suite 300, 95 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John's, NL, A1B 2X5, or telephone to (709) 777-6993, or fax to (709) 777-6734, or e-mail, or through the website at