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Rural Health Research in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
R.W. Pong, A.M. Atkinson (Atlantic Health Science Centre), A. Irvine*, M. MacLeod (UNBC), B. Minore, A. Pegoraro, J.R. Pitblado, M. Stones, and G. Tesson

The establishment of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) ushers in a new era in health research in Canada. Not only will there be more money to support health research, it will be done in a more integrative manner. A position paper was developed by CRaNHR, in collaboration with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), to argue for the creation of an Institute for Rural Health Research in the CIHR. It examined the status of rural health research in Canada, made a case for greater support for rural health research, and presented a blueprint for further developing rural health research in Canada.

(commissioned by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)

[To read the complete Position Paper, please visit our Online Reports page.]



(Names in bold denote CRaNHR investigators and research staff. Names with an * denote former CRaNHR investigators and research staff.)