The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) is committed to significantly improving the health of Canadians by decreasing their risk factors for heart disease and stroke by 10% by the year 2020. One of the key ways that we will make this happen is by investing in life-saving research.
Along with research into the causes and treatment of heart disease and stroke, one of the most effective ways to defeat these diseases is to prevent them before they start. As such, the area of preventing disease is a key mission priority in HSF’s new strategic plan. Heart and Stroke Foundation Primary Prevention Research aims to find new and innovative ways to prevent the development of heart disease and stroke risk factors in the general population. Primary prevention research has been a Heart and Stroke Foundation research priority in Manitoba since 2009.
Dr. Dexter Harvey Award in Primary Prevention
An annual award of $5,000, open to Master's or PhD students in a Manitoba University program whose research focuses on primary prevention risk factor reduction.
Applications now being accepted. Deadline for applications is Wednesday March 2nd, 2016.
Click here for more information about the award.
Click here for more information about Dr. Dexter Harvey.
Click here for more information about the 2015 recipient of the
Dr Dexter Harvey Award in Primary Prevention.
Click here to learn more about the 2014 recipient of the Dr Dexter Harvey Award in Primary Prevention.
Any questions about the award can be directed to
Christine Houde at firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Prevention Challenge Grants 2015
partnership with The Winnipeg Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation –
Manitoba is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 competition of Primary
Prevention Challenge Grants. Successful projects will receive $40,000 per
year for two years.
purpose of the Challenge Grants is to support innovative and unique projects
(research and/or evaluation) that have direct policy and/or practice relevance
and application to reducing risk factors (smoking, physical inactivity, excess
weight) at a population level in Manitoba.
‘Developing the ENCOURAGE app to support
physical activity promotion in diverse workplaces’
‘Completing the Picture: Mapping How Children
Fit into the Transportation Landscape’
“Funding for the 2015 Primary Prevention Challenge Awards has been
possible thanks to a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation, and from financial
support from donors like you”
Primary Prevention Challenge Grants
As part of HSF's commitment to primary prevention research, the aim of the Challenge Grants is to support innovative and unique projects that have direct policy and/or practice relevance and application to reducing risk factors at a population level in Manitoba.
Previous Primary Prevention Challenge Grants Competition Results
2014 Competition Results
2013 Competition Results
2011 Competition Results
Read the published research on the economic costs and benefits of risk factor reduction (smoking, physical inactivity, excess weight) in the Manitoba population:
Manitoba Research Chair in Primary Prevention
The Manitoba Health Research Council and the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba are pleased to announce that Dr. Alan Katz, (MBChB, MSc, CCFP) professor and Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba, was awarded with the five-year, $100,000 per year position to champion primary prevention research in the province.
This award will support an internationally recognized mid-career researcher who works as an independent investigator in primary prevention in heart and stroke research. The intent of the award is to champion research in the area of primary prevention, facilitate or lead multidisciplinary approaches to study critical primary prevention issues, stimulate research excellence in primary prevention and advance the availability of best practices for all Manitobans.
Read the full announcement.
Primary Prevention Research Newsletter
Read up on the latest developments in Primary Prevention research and initiatives in Manitoba with the new Primary Prevention Research newsletter:
Primary Prevention Research Forums
Primary Prevention research forums are hosted by the Primary Prevention Syndicate and supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Manitoba. Click here for more information on the February 5, 2014 forum.
To learn more about the Primary Prevention Syndicate and advocacy, click here.