Ellen L. Toth


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Indigenous Primary Health Care and Policy Research (IPHCPR) Network in Alberta

2019/20-2020/21 • $1,050,000 • PI,CO,Other
The Indigenous Primary Health Care and Policy Research (IPHCPR) Network will support researchers, health system leadership, health service providers and Indigenous community to come together to build knowledge for improving primary health care (PHC) for Indigenous peoples. The Network will...

Restoring the Healthy Family System in Indigenous Communities: A Collaborative Research Partnership in Alberta to Address the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes

2019/20-2020/21 • $1,012,500 • PI,CO,Other
Healthy families are the building blocks of Indigenous communities, and are pivotal to the well-being and survival of communities. They are the cornerstone through which infants and children develop, learn, grow, and flourish, and the basis for well-being for people across the lifespan. Our team...

Educating For Equity: Indigenous Patient Empowerment through Critical Education of Patients and Physicians in Addressing Social Pathways to Diabetes

2018/19-2020/21 • $571,455 • PI
Drawing on the scientifically rigorous and adaptable Educating for Equity (E4E) care framework, we aim to translate an existing knowledge tool for use within a progressive, interactive and learner-centered approach to diabetes for patient psycho-education and physician training. We will examine...

Enhancing Indigenous Health as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Developing Indigenous Patient Experience Indicators of High Quality Virtual Primary Care

2020/21 • $199,321 • PI,CO,Other
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid shifts in the delivery of primary health care (PHC) services to virtual care models occurred in Canada. Insufficient access to primary care may undermine both the capacity to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infection, as well as effectively manage...

Ohpikihew - S/he raises her/him: Determining priorities and readiness for a longitudinal birth cohort in a large Cree community

2017/18-2018/19 • $150,000 • PI,CO,Other
Many Indigenous communities suffer from more chronic diseases like diabetes than other communities in Alberta. Also, higher risk pregnancies are more common in Indigenous communities. We know that healthier pregnancies lead to babies that have a lower risk of getting diseases like diabetes when...

IDEATE (InDigEnous heAlTh Equity) Network for Primary Health Care and Policy Research in Alberta

2018/19 • $75,000 • PI,CO,Other
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action envision a roadmap for health service leaders in realizing health equity for Indigenous peoples. Complex systemic social inequities arising from the legacy of colonization results in deep disparities of health outcomes for...

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...

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

2016/17 • $5,744 • PI,CO,Other
Given the dramatic rise and impact of chronic disease and gaps in care in Indigenous communities, a shift from the existing episodic healthcare model common in Indigenous communities to one that integrates prevention and chronic disease management is needed. To assist with this transition, the...

Planning the future follow-up, interventions and optimizing knowledge translation in the Canadian Alliance of Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) Aboriginal Cohort

2015/16 • $24,550 • PI,CO
Aboriginal people of Canada suffer a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke compared to non-Aboriginal people in Canada. Recent data also suggest that the incidence of cancer is increasing in Aboriginal communities. The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds...

Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC) Project

2014/15 • $100,000 • PI,CO
Aboriginal people of Canada are a rapidly growing population. They suffer disproportionately high rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Recent information shows that Aboriginal youth suffer disproportionately high rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to white...

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...

First Nations Community-Based Chronic Disease System Improvment Strategy - Planning Grant

2011/12 • $24,999 • PI,CO
The purpose of this application is to request funding for a series of planning meetings that will be used to form a national, interdisciplinary research team with expertise in First Nations health and to develop a submission for the Team Grant in Community-Based Primary Healthcare. The...

Supporting the Alberta Métis Settlements in advancing their Chronic Disease Prevention Model: Sharing results from administered ACE questionnaire in the Settlements

2011/12 • $14,000 • PI
Since 2003, the Mobile Diabetes Screening Initiative (MDSi) - sponsored under Alberta's Diabetes Strategy 2003-2013 - has collaborated with Alberta's Metis Settlements to deliver diabetes and chronic disease screening and prevention. Though MDSi's in-community service delivery mediates some...

Access to health research: Participation and empowerment of aboriginal peoples in research to improve health and well-being

2010/11 • $308,333 • PI,CO
The ACADRE program of the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples¿ Health (IAPH) was launched in 2001. It was designed to address the major issue facing Aboriginal health research, namely the issue of insufficient capacity to carry out relevant research in this emerging field. This lack of capacity...

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