Jeff LaPlante

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FANS: Building Evidence to Inform Policies and Programs for Food and Nutrition Security in Manitoba Youth

2018/19-2020/21 • $407,671 • PI,CO,Other
Food insecurity occurs when people do not have reliable economic or physical access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Nutrition insecurity occurs when diets are not adequate in terms of variety, diversity, nutrient content, and safety to meet needs for a healthy life....

Sticky money: Exploring the acceptability of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax among Canadian Indigenous populations

2018/19-2020/21 • $372,049 • PI,CO
Evidence suggests that pop contributes a lot of sugar to the Canadian diet, which is linked to increasing levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Consequently, an increasing number of jurisdictions globally are adopting a pop tax to curb intake, as recommended by the World Health Organization....

Indigenous People and Diabetes - Indigenous Knowledge and Wellness Practices disrupting Biomedical Colonization: Research Governed by Decolonizing and Two-Eyed Seeing Methods

2019/20-2020/21 • $110,430 • PI,CO
"Everyone is struggling with this same problem, diabetes, it's a huge problem and we are trying to get people to start the conversation to see how to fix it ... it's not a simple pill or injection ... It involves the cost of food, the housing, the social structures, the traditional teachings,...

Community Mobilization Training for Diabetes Prevention: Implementation and scale-up of a best practice training model for diverse Indigenous communities

2016/17-2019/20 • $674,220 • PI,CO,Other
Indigenous peoples living in Canada experience far worse health than most Canadians. Rates of type 2 diabetes among Indigenous peoples are 3-5 times the national average. The Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) Community Mobilisation Training (CMT) for Diabetes Prevention aims...

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

2016/17-2019/20 • $652,110 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, there are significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population with respect to diabetes. Community-driven innovations, activated by quality improvement processes, have the potential to reform local healthcare. The goal of the proposed...

Indigenous Network for Health Advancement

2018/19 • $74,975 • PI,CO,Other
To improve prevention initiatives and clinical management of chronic diseases among Indigenous peoples, specifically diabetes, it is important to understand the role of different influential factors. It becomes important to better understand the relationships between the impacts of reduced...

A Call to Action towards food equity: Measuring obesity, diet quality, and food security disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, 2004 vs. 2015

2016/17-2017/18 • $96,120 • PI,CO,Other
Type 2 diabetes among Indigenous populations in Canada is a significant public health concern. Obesity, diet quality, and food security are considered important contributors to disparities in diabetes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. The federal government has recently pledged...

Mobilizing Indigenous knowledge for community-driven wellness

2016/17 • $149,995 • PI,CO,Other
The Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) Community Mobilization Training (CMT) for Wholistic Health and Diabetes Prevention engages community stakeholders to develop and implement culturally relevant strategies to prevent diabetes and achieve wholistic health. Focusing on local...

Community Mobilization Training for Diabetes Prevention: Implementation and scale-up of a best practice training model for diverse Indigenous communities

2016/17 • $4,900 • PI,CO,Other
The proposed research will allow us to investigate Community Mobilisation Training (CMT) based on the established best practice of the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP). The main research question is: What factors, conditions, and type of social system are necessary for the...