Heart and Stroke Foundation announces Challenge Grants expansion
November 18, 2013 - Today, together with The Winnipeg Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba is pleased to launch a third competition of Primary Prevention Challenge Grants. This exciting news comes as part of a recent expansion to our Primary Prevention Challenge Grants program thanks to additional funding provided by The Winnipeg Foundation. Though applications addressing all three risk factors (physical inactivity, smoking and excess weight) will be accepted, research in the area of healthy eating has been identified as a priority. Details on this new Primary Prevention Challenge Grant Request for Proposals can be viewed here.
October 23, 2013 -- The Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba is very excited today to announce an expansion to our Primary Prevention Challenge Grant program. As part of our commitment to primary prevention, we are thrilled to be partnering with The Winnipeg Foundation in announcing a call to fund new research challenge grants. Our intent is to fund new researchers and to focus on the 1% reduction in risk factors – clearly one of the gaps is in the area of healthy eating. Details on the grant application process will be available very soon here on the Primary Prevention web page. Contact Christine Houde for further info.
The Economic Benefits of Risk Factor Reduction in Manitoba
Tobacco Smoking, Excess Weight and Physical Inactivity
The Primary Prevention Syndicate with the support of its funding partners is pleased to release a new report entitled The Economic Benefits of Risk Factor Reduction in Manitoba, an update to the 2010 report Making the Case for Primary Prevention: An Economic Analysis of Risk Factors in Manitoba. This 2013 report updates the primary data—specifically, data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)—as well as the cost data used in the original report.
Funding for this report was provided by the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba, the Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease, CancerCare Manitoba, Canadian Cancer Society and RBC Foundation
Click to read the original 2010 Making the Case report.
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Primary Prevention Challenge Grants Competition Results
As part of the Foundation's commitment to primary prevention research, the aim of the Challenge Grants is to support innovative and unique research projects that have direct policy and/or practice relevance and application to reducing heart disease and stroke risk factors at a population level in Manitoba.
2013 Competition Results
2011 Competition Results
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.
Making the Case for Primary Prevention: An Economic Analysis of Risk Factors in Manitoba
A Manitoba report finds that obesity, physical inactivity and smoking will cost Manitoba taxpayers $4.7 billion in increased health care expenditures and lost productivity by 2026.
Making the Case for Primary Prevention: An Economic Analysis of Risk Factors in Manitoba, a report funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba, the Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease, CancerCare Manitoba and Health in Common is the first report of its kind in Manitoba to provide solid economic data on the long-term cost of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity – risk factors which lead to chronic diseases like heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, kidney and lung diseases. Read the full report.
Primary Prevention Forums
Primary Prevention stakeholder engagement forums are hosted by the Primary Prevention Syndicate and supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada - Manitoba. Over the past three years, HSF in Manitoba has been committed to bringing individuals and organizations together to strengthen our collective commitment to primary prevention in the province. For more information, Go to Forums.