About CRaNHR

From 1992 to 1997, the research centre was known as the Northern Health Human Resources Research Unit (NHHRRU). Since then we have been known as the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR), to reflect a much broader research mandate.

CRaNHR's mandate is to conduct interdisciplinary research on rural health with a view to improving health services, access to health care, particularly in rural and northern communities, and enhancing our understanding of the health care system. Working under the auspices of CRaNHR and with the support of research staff, investigators from various faculties at Laurentian University and the health care community (see Researchers) conduct studies and evaluation on the organization, delivery, and effectiveness of rural and northern health services, as well as on various health workforce issues. For a more detailed description of these and other projects, please see Research activities.

CRaNHR is committed to timely dissemination of research findings to the health care community and to use research and evaluation to support health care decision-makers, planners, providers, and consumers (see Publications).

CRaNHR welcomes opportunities to work with professional associations, health care agencies, government ministries, and other research centres. CRaNHR also sponsors seminars on various health care topics, which are open to interested researchers, faculty members, students, and the public (see Events).

CRaNHR wishes to thank many organizations and individuals for their support. Their participation in and collaboration with CRaNHR's research activities has greatly contributed to the success of the research centre. CRaNHR gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by many agencies. Some of the present and past funding agencies are:

Research Collaboration

CRaNHR collaborates with researchers across the country. The following are just some of the institutions and agencies CRaNHR researchers have worked with. CRaNHR thanks all research collaborators for their support and cooperation.

  • BC Rural and Remote Health Research Institute, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Centre for Applied Health Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Dalhousie University (Community Health and Epidemiology)
  • Group Health Centre of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord
  • Health Telematics Unit, University of Calgary
  • Hospital for Sick Children
  • Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Local Health Integration Networks
  • Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre
  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Ontario Health Human Resources Research Network
  • Ontario Hospital Association
  • Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Rural Studies Program, University of Guelph
  • University of Toronto (Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation)