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Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 100, Issue 1, pp I15–I19 | Cite as

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Support for Population Health Intervention Research in Canada

  • Erica Di RuggieroEmail author
  • Adria Rose
  • Kim Gaudreau
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Abstract

This paper outlines the results of an assessment respecting the extent of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding in population health intervention research from 2001 to 2006. The analysis is presented within the context of the barriers and enablers to the generation, support for and uptake of population health intervention research. Given data quality concerns, the assessment should only be considered as an estimate of CIHR funding in this area. Eight percent of applications received in all CIHR competitions were in population health intervention research, of which 22% were funded over the period in question. The results show that the number and success of these applications tend to vary across peer review committees and among different types of funding competitions. To address identified gaps, the authors highlight several collaborative opportunities under way that are aimed at better support for population health intervention research in Canada.

Key words

Funding public health intervention studies 

Résumé

Nous présentons les résultats d’une analyse de l’étendue du financement accordé par les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC) à la recherche interventionnelle en santé des populations de 2001 à 2006. Cette analyse tient compte des facteurs qui limitent ou, au contraire, qui habilitent la production, le soutien et l’utilisation de la recherche interventionnelle en santé des populations. Comme il existe des lacunes dans la qualité des données, notre analyse doit être considérée comme une simple estimation du financement des IRSC dans ce domaine. Huit p. cent des demandes reçues aux concours des IRSC étaient dans le domaine de la recherche interventionnelle en santé des populations, et 22 % de ces demandes ont été financées au cours de la période de référence. Le nombre et l’acceptation des demandes ont tendance à varier d’un comité d’évaluation par les pairs à l’autre et selon le type de concours de financement. Pour combler ces lacunes, nous décrivons plusieurs projets de concertation en cours qui visent à mieux appuyer la recherche interventionnelle en santé des populations au Canada.

Mots clés

financement santé publique études interventionnelles 

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© The Canadian Public Health Association 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Population and Public HealthOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of NutritionCanada

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