Richard Elliott

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Marijuana legalization policy: Impact on prevalence and risk behaviours among youth and young adults in Canada.

2018/19-2020/21 • $940,417 • PI,CO
In 2018, Canada will become only the second country to legalize recreational cannabis use. The current study will examine the impact of cannabis legalization on Canadian youth and young adults. The study will examine the extent to which legalization is associated with changes in five primary...

Converging epidemics and the health of people who use drugs: Using evidence to move decision making into action in the context of COVID-19

2020/21 • $50,000 • PI,CO,Other
People who use drugs are stigmatized and discriminated against and disproportionately affected by HIV and other STBBIs and experience barriers to testing, treatment, and care. The COVID-19 pandemic has already reduced the availability of harm reduction programming and services which provide...

The Canadian HIV Stigma Index CBR Project

2016/17-2019/20 • $450,000 • PI,CO,Other
Stigma persists as a profound stressor in the lives of people living with HIV affecting access to care, treatment, and employment. HIV stigma can be perceived, directed at individuals and groups or systemic; it varies across lifespans, gender and sexual spectra, contexts and structures and...

Exploring the intersections of HIV treatment interventions and the ongoing criminalization of HIV in Canada: Setting a new research and practice agenda

2019/20 • $20,000 • PI,CO
Canada has been a leader in advancing TasP which is characterized by a shift in the use of HIV treatment from improving individual health outcomes to also reducing transmission. Disappointingly, Canada also has high rates of criminalizing people living with HIV for transmission, non-disclosure...

Advancing harm reduction for small, rural, and remote Canadian communities: Setting a research and practice agenda

2018/19 • $20,000 • PI,CO,Other
The purpose of this CIHR meeting and dissemination grant is to address a major gap in harm reduction research and practice which often overlooks the needs of people who use drugs who live in small, rural, and remote communities, inclusive of Indigenous communities (henceforth non-urban). We aim...

A comparative analysis of provincial/territorial harm reduction policy: Implications for expanding access to health services for people who use illicit drugs

2014/15-2017/18 • $493,799 • PI,CO,Other
Harm reduction is an approach to illicit substance use that focuses on providing health services to people who use drugs without necessarily requiring abstinence. Harm reduction services developed during the 1980s in the form of syringe exchange programs but since then, a number of other...

National Deliberative Dialogue on Reaching the HIV Undiagnosed: Scaling up effective programming approaches to HIV Testing and Linkage to Prevention and Care

2016/17 • $15,000 • PI,CO,Other
HIV testing is a gateway to the continuum of prevention and care and the key to ending the epidemic. Early HIV diagnosis and initiation of treatment is crucial for optimal health and can avert deaths. For people living with HIV and at risk, benefits of diagnosis also come through linkage to...

CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS (Research Evidence into Action for Community Health) / Centre des IRSC d'action sur le VIH/sida (Mise en pratique des résultats de la recherche en santé communautaire)

2010/11-2014/15 • $2,083,333 • PI,CO
The proposed CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS is a collaborative, national partnership among leading health researchers in Canada in a wide array disciplines from over 20 academic institutions, people living with HIV, front-line service providers, knowledge translation and exchange (KTE)...

Universities without walls: A CIHR Training Grant in HIV/AIDS Health Research

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,625,000 • PI,CO
The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) / St. Michael¿s Hospital-led Centre for Interdisciplinary Training and Research in HIV and AIDS (CITRHA) is an innovative model for learning, mentorship, training and research. CITRHA will build an national interdisciplinary learning network -- connecting...

A partnership to improve health systems and prevent harms among crack cocaine users: The RECRUIT Trial

2010/11-2012/13 • $350,000 • PI,CO,Other
Among the illegal drugs, crack cocaine remains one of the largest threats to community and public health in Canada. To date, conventional approaches have failed to stem rates of use, with the prevalence of crack smoking among street-based drug users reportedly as high as 66.7% in Edmonton and...

Promising Practices in the Engagement of People Living With or At-Risk For HIV/AIDS in Rural Canada

2010/11-2012/13 • $324,304 • PI,CO
In 1994, the Canadian government signed the Paris Declaration affirming what is known as the "Greater Involvement of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS" (GIPA) principle intended to "support a greater involvement of people living with HIV at all levels and to stimulate the creation of supportive...

Drug law enforcement and HIV among people who use injection drugs: a systematic review

2011/12 • $99,200 • PI,CO,Other
In North America, injection drug use accounts for approximately one in four cases of HIV, and in some areas where HIV is spreading most rapidly, such as Eastern Europe and Central Asia, more than 80% of all HIV cases occur among injection drug users (IDU). Despite the concentration of HIV among...