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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.

Latest News

Primary Prevention Research Newsletter

Read up on the latest developments in Primary Prevention research and initiatives in Manitoba! Click here for the June 2014 issue of the Primary Prevention Research Newsletter.

Primary Prevention Challenge Grants Expansion

The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) in Manitoba, in partnership with The Winnipeg Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2014 Primary Prevention Challenge Grant competition results.

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. 


The following projects have been awarded with 2-year funding (in alphabetical order):

Project Title

Project Leader

Organization

‘Identifying critical food literacy competencies for preventing obesity and chronic diseases in Manitoba Youth: A Delphi study’

Dr Joyce Slater

University of Manitoba

‘Time Trends in Prevalence of Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cardiac and Other Chronic Diseases Among Manitoba Youth, 2008-2012 and the Association With Changes in School Programs and Policies’

Dr Rashid Ahmed

CancerCare Manitoba


Funding for the explansion of the 2014 Primary Prevention Challenge Grants 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

2013 Competition Results

2011 Competition Results

 



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. 

Congratulations to Scott Kehler, the first ever recipient of the Dr. Dexter Harvey Award in Primary Prevention, click here to learn more.

Click here
for more information about the award.

Click here for more information about Dr. Dexter Harvey.



Published Research

Read the published research on the economic costs and benefits of risk factor reduction (smoking, physical inactivity, excess weight) in the Manitoba population:

Economic Benefits of Primary Prevention (2013)

Making the Case for Primary Prevention (2010)

 

 

 



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:

Issue One (June 2013)

Issue Two (Sept 2013)

Issue Three (Dec 2013)

Issue Four (Mar 2013)

Issue Five (June 2014)


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.