- A Patient-Oriented Initiative
OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Graham Boeckh Foundation and the
Canadian Institutes of Health Research are pleased to launch a call for
expressions of interest through their partnership, the Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health, for an upcoming research network.
The goal of the network is to unite patient and family representatives,
policy makers, researchers, service providers, community organizations
and other appropriate stakeholders. Together, they will act
collectively to improve, within five years, Canada's ability to
identify young people with mental illness, and improve the timeliness
and quality of care provided to them.
This will involve bringing together Canada's youth mental health
communities to collectively build one unique pan-Canadian
research-to-practice network. This call for expressions of interest is
the first step in this process. The intent is to identify the groups,
resources, and ideas that will form a pan-Canadian network.
"We are profoundly excited about this opportunity to help the mental
health sector in Canada come together to open the doors of quality care
to young people in need," said Tony Boeckh, Chair of the Graham Boeckh
"TRAM is the inaugural research network supported under SPOR - the
Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research," said Dr. Jane Aubin, CIHR's
Vice President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer. "I am
thrilled to see this network gaining momentum and I encourage all
interested stakeholders to take part in this great initiative."
The TRAM Partnership Lead, Mr. Jacques Hendlisz, will be travelling
throughout Canada to encourage involvement in the research network.
"We are looking for creative groups who want to improve mental health
care in Canada, by bringing together the two worlds of research and
practice, to make a real difference in the lives of young people," said
Interested stakeholders are encouraged to take part. For more
information, please visit: www.tramcan.ca
For information on the TRAM Initiative: www.tramcan.ca
For information on SPOR: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/41204.html
The Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) is a private foundation created by J.
Anthony Boeckh and his family to fund initiatives in the area of mental
health and other related disciplines. GBF aims to improve mental
health care in Canada by strategically leading and funding projects in
basic research, research translation, and community outreach.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create
new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved
health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened
Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides
leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and
trainees across Canada.
SOURCE: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
For further information:
Stacy Patenaude, JGA Strategic Communications, 514-750-0887
David Coulombe, Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563