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Health researchers working to improve the lives of the most vulnerable Canadians

ties Initiative in 2001 to support outstanding research aimed at reducing health inequalities in Canada. Over the last four years, this CIHR-led initiative has supported over 400 researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. The CIHR Reducing Health Disparities - Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Grants program provides support for groups committed to building teams with expertise in diverse and complementary disciplines and interested in supporting the application of knowledge into effective policies and programs.

"Canadians who live in poverty, including children, single parents, the elderly, and Aboriginal peoples are more likely to have poor health status," said Dr. John Frank, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH). "The health research projects announced today hold the promise of informing effective solutions to prevent illness and improving the health and quality of life of those Canadians who need it most."


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Contact: Marie-France Poirier
mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
613-941-4563
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
29-May-2006


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