email E-Mail
Print


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 Challenge Grants 2015

In partnership with The Winnipeg Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation – Manitoba is pleased to launch the 2015 competition of Primary Prevention Challenge Grants.

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.

Primary Prevention research continues to be a HSF-Manitoba priority and now in partnership with The Winnipeg Foundation, HSF-Manitoba is pleased to announce a 2015 call for Primary Prevention Challenge Grants.

The 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.

Key Criteria: Primary Prevention Challenge Grants

Applicants must:

  • demonstrate capacity and expertise to conduct the research being proposed
  • conduct their research activities in Manitoba
  • be affiliated with an incorporated organization to administer the funds
  • be able to ensure a tri-council ethics review

To apply for the Primary Prevention Challenge Grants, click on the following pdf links for download:

Request for Proposals

Letter of Intent*

*first-time grant applicants are eligible to receive feedback on their LOI submission. To be eligible for this review, the applicant and any co-applicants must not have held previous peer reviewed grants from any source.

Application Form

April 10, 2015


Formal Announcement of Competition


May 15, 2015


Letters of Intent due


June 26, 2015


Proposal applications due


August , 2015


Award notification date



Please submit your application to:

Primary Prevention Challenge Grants
Heart and Stroke Foundation – Manitoba
6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6

For more information, please contact:
Christine Houde
Heart and Stroke Foundation – Manitoba
E: choude@heartandstroke.mb.ca
P: (431)-800-5018
Toll-Free: (888)-473-4636

“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”

 

 

 

 



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 February 25, 2015.

Click here
for more information about the award.

Click here for more information about Dr. Dexter Harvey.

Click here to learn more about the 2014 recipient of the Dr Dexter Harvey Award in Primary Prevention.
 


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




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)

Issue Six (September 2014)

Issue Seven (December 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.