Jo-Ann M. Episkenew



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Developing, Implementing and Evaluating a Model for Youth Mental Health Service Transformation: ACCESS*- Canada *ACCESS: Adolescent / young adult Connections to Community-driven, Early, Strengths-based and stigma-free Services

2014/15-2020/21 • $24,336,557 • PI,CO,Other
Over 75% of mental disorders begin in early adolescence or young adulthood. When untreated, mental disorders can have serious negative consequences for youth, cause immense suffering for youth and families, and have high costs to society. Outcomes for most mental disorders have remained...

Prairie CRISM Node Proposal

2014/15-2020/21 • $2,301,667 • PI,CO,Other
Currently, there is no network linking substance misuse intervention researchers, service providers, and consumer/patient advocates across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. This proposal brings together over 50 key stakeholders together from across the Prairies to establish a regional Node...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Community-driven Innovations and Strategic Scale-up Toolkits

2013/14-2016/17 • $2,500,000 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population exist, particularly for chronic diseases such as diabetes. There is a pressing need to shift the present episodic care focus common to most First Nations communities, to one that...

Assess, Redress, Re-assess: Addressing Disparities in Respiratory Health Among First Nations People. RN

2011/12-2016/17 • $1,592,521 • PI,CO
Living and social conditions in some First Nations communities are characterized by personal, social and physical environments that are associated with adverse respiratory outcomes. Characterization of conditions will provide communities with information to assist in obtaining resources to make...

A two-pronged service and community mobilization intervention to reduce gender-based violence and HIV vulnerability in rural South Africa

2011/12-2016/17 • $1,488,660 • PI,CO,Other
We are proposing to implement and evaluate a two-part project to reduce rates of gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV in the rural Sisonke District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa; and evaluate its applicability to rural Canadian Aboriginal communities which, like black South African...

Aboriginal Health Research Networks (AHRNets) for Aboriginal Knowledge and Ways of Knowing.

2014/15-2016/17 • $600,000 • PI,CO
The AHRNets-AKWK is a national 'network of networks' in Aboriginal health research that meaningfully engages knowledge holders, practitioners, researchers, trainees and knowledge brokers collaborating to advance health research that foregrounds Aboriginal knowledge and ways of knowing in all...

Kitinikewin misiwanacihisowin: Researching arts-based wellness promotion for suicide prevention among Aboriginal youth

2013/14-2016/17 • $553,556 • PI,CO,Other
Youth suicide is one of the most conspicuous examples of the inequalities that exist between the health of Aboriginal peoples and of other Canadians. Not only are suicide rates among Aboriginal youth much higher than those of their non-Aboriginal peers, Aboriginal youth in Canada have the...

Western Indigenous Health Research Mentorship Network

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI,CO,Other
The vision of Western Indigenous Mentorship Network (WIMN) members is future cohorts of highly successful First Nations, Inuit and Metis researchers pursuing transformative health research that contributes to the wellness of Indigenous individuals, communities and nations. The goal of the...

Kitinikewin misiwanacihisowin: Researching arts-based wellness promotion for suicide prevention among Aboriginal youth

2014/15-2015/16 • $4,901 • PI,CO,Other
Youth suicide is one of the most conspicuous examples of the inequalities that exist between the health of Aboriginal peoples and of other Canadians. Not only are suicide rates among Aboriginal youth much higher than those of their non-Aboriginal peers, Aboriginal youth in Canada have the...

Cultural determinants of Aboriginal youth health: Translating Indigenous knowledge into quantitative outcomes using the cultural consensus and cultural consonance models

2013/14-2014/15 • $37,889 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
The health status of Aboriginal peoples remains significantly lower than that of other Canadians. Aboriginal youth are at considerably higher risk in regard to tobacco, alcohol, and drug consumption, risky sexual behaviors, physical inactivity, depression, and suicide. The majority of the...

The Built Environment and First Nations Health: Addressing & Redressing the Issues. Establishing a Blueprint for Canada

2014/15 • $11,000 • PI,CO
This symposium will extend the knowledge that has been developed since our last symposium by our CIHR supported research project (Assess, Redress, Re-assess: Addressing Disparities in Respiratory Health Among First Nations People. Dosman, Episkenew, Abonyi, Pahwa). This symposium will focus on...

CIHR Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research

2013/14 • $1,000,000 • PI,CO
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Development of AboriginalYouth Health Leadership Through Theatre

2010/11-2013/14 • $313,342 • PI,CO
Our research project is based on our previous research with Aboriginal youth in which we used theatre workshops to help participants to examine healthy decision-making. The participants reported that the workshops helped them overcome shyness and develop confidence, attributes that are necessary...

Technologies of potential change: Tracking the impact of Saskatchewan's Child Welfare Reform using theoretical and applied ethics

2011/12-2013/14 • $236,839 • PI,CO
This project examines the impact of child welfare policies and practices (CW) on the health and wellbeing of children and youth taken into care, and their families. We are also interested in determining the role that ethical guidelines could play in assisting CW to be more responsive and...

YouthCan 2020: A new vision for youth mental health in Canada

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI,Other
The majority of serious mental illnesses and addictions begin during adolescence. It is clear that the effectiveness of early intervention is limited by the barriers that youth face in accessing mental health/addiction services and by the often ineffective delivery of services. This has led to a...

Developing, Implementing and Evaluating a Model for Youth Mental Health Service Transformation: ACCESS*- Canada *ACCESS: Adolescent / young adult Connections to Community-driven, Early, Strengths-based and stigma-free Services

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI,CO,Other
Most mental disorders (over 70%) first appear between early adolescence and young adulthood. The long-term outcomes of mental disorders can often be determined early in the course of illness. That is why a lack of or delay in treatment can have serious negative consequences for youth and society...

Strategic Planning to Support First Nations Communities Participating in the FORGE AHEAD Program

2013/14 • $24,997 • PI,CO,Other
The proposed planning activities, including a face-to-face meeting, will enhance existing partnerships as well as foster the development of new partnerships by bringing together members of a national steering committee that includes First Nations (FN) community representatives, academic...

Addressing and Redressing Issues of Respiratory Health and Housing Among First Nations People: Program & Policy Options

2013/14 • $19,005 • PI,CO
Living conditions in many First Nations communities are characterized by personal, social and physical environments that are associated with adverse respiratory outcomes. While some issues may be amenable to address at the community level, other issues require redress at the policy level. This...

CIHR Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research

2010/11-2012/13 • $9,297,961 • PI,CO
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PL3A3Y - Positive Leadership, Legacy, Lifestyle, Attitudes, & Activities for Aboriginal Youth

2011/12 • $60,982 • PI,CO
The PL3A3Y project will focus on the development and delivery of a series of community directed interventions for youth ages 10 through 16 at Standing Buffalo First Nation, communities of Treaty #4 and Sturgeon Lake First Nations. This approach will involve the planning, development,...

Community-Based Health Research Summer Institute

2011/12 • $14,000 • PI,CO
The Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre (IPHRC), and the Prairie Community-Based HIV Research Program are joining together to host the Community-Based Health Research (CBHR) Summer Institute: Weaving the Tapestry from...

The indigenous peoples' health research center: Network environment for aboriginal health research

2010/11 • $308,333 • PI,CO
The aim of this project is to support existing and future capacity, partnership and infrastructure development of the Indigenous Peoples¿ Health Research Centre (IPHRC), a Saskatchewan-based, research intensive collaborative. Five research areas have emerged through close consultation with...

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