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Publications

2012

Title Author | Publisher | Date
AHPRC Annual Report, 2011-2012
57 pages

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© 2012 Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC)
Physical Activity and Nutrition Among Youth in Rural, Suburban and Urban Neighbourhood Types
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Cindy Shearer, Chris Blanchard, Sara Kirk, Renee Lyons, Trevor Dummer, Robert Pitter, Daniel Rainham, Laurene Rehman, Chris Shields and Meaghan Sim.

(2012) Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2012;103(Suppl. 3):555-560.
Action Planning for Daily Mouth Care in Long-Term Care: The Brushing Up on Mouth Care Project
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Mary E. McNally, Ruth Martin-Misener, Christopher C. L. Wyatt, Karen P. McNeil, Sandra J. Crowell, Debora C. Matthews, and Joanne B. Clovis.

(January 19, 2012) Nursing Research and Practice, vol. 2012, Article ID 368356, 11 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/368356.
Oral Health Status of Long-Term Care Residents—A Vulnerable Population
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Matthews DC, Clovis JB, Brillant MGS, Filiaggi MJ, McNally ME, Kotzer RD, Lawrence HP.

(February 13, 2012) J Can Dent Assoc. 78:c3l pp1-10.
Access to harm reduction services in Atlantic Canada: Implications for non-urban residents who inject drugs
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Parker, J. Jackson, L., Dykeman, M., Gahagan, J., Karabanow, J.

(March 2012) Health & Place, 18 (2), 152-162, http://dx.doi.org/
10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.08.016.
Using interviews to construct and disseminate knowledge of oral health policy
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Clovis, J., Brillant, M., Matthews, D., Cobban, S., Romanow, P., Filiaggi, M. and McNally, M.

(May 2012) Int J Dent Hygiene, 10, 2012; 91–97 DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2011.00520.x.
Spatial Classification of Youth Physical Activity Patterns
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Daniel G. Rainham, Christopher J. Bates, Chris M. Blanchard, Trevor J. Dummer, Sara F. Kirk, Cindy L. Shearer.

(May 2012) American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 42, Issue 5, Pages e87-e96.
Oral health-related quality of life in an aging Canadian population
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Krotzer R, Lawrence HP, Clovis JB, Matthews DC.

(May 15, 2012) Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2012, 10:50, doi:10.1186/1477-7525-10-50.
Two-eyed seeing: a framework for understanding indigenous and non-indigenous approaches to indigenous health research
23 pages

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Martin, D.

(June 2012) Canadian Journal of Nursing Studies. 44(2):20-42.
Assessing the oral health of an ageing population: methods, challenges and predictors of survey participation
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Matthews, D. C., Brillant, M. G. S., Clovis, J. B., McNally, M. E., Filiaggi, M. J., Kotzer, R. D. and Lawrence, H. P.

(June 2012) Gerodontology, 29: e656–e666. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00540.x.
 

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2011

Title Author | Publisher | Date
AHPRC Annual Report, 2010-2011
40 pages

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© 2011 Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC)
Storytelling, Group Dynamics, and Professional Cultures: Lessons from a Focus Group Study
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Jill L. Grant

(November 2011) Storytelling, Group Dynamics, and Professional Cultures: Lessons from a Focus Group Study, Planning Theory & Practice, 12:3, 407-425.
Can we use medical examiners' records for suicide surveillance and prevention research in Nova Scotia?
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L. A. Campbell, L. Jackson, R. Bassett, M. J. Bowes, M. Donahue, J. Cartwright and S. Kisely, MD, PhD

Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada Vol 31, No 4, September 2011
Health Care Utilization from Prevalent Medical Conditions in Normal-Weight, Overweight, and Obese Children
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Sara F.L. Kirk, Stefan Kuhle, Arto Ohinmaa, Ian Colman and Paul J. Veugelers

The Journal of Pediatrics (01 September 2011) 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.08.015
Common oral conditions (dental caries and periodontal disease): Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees
102 pages

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McNally ME, Matthews DC, Maze B, Dharamsi S, Pottie K, Swinkels H, Jivani K, Welch V, Ullah A.

Canadian Medical Association Journal (September 6, 2011) vol. 183 no. 12 doi: 10.1503/cmaj.090313.
Employment-related mobility and the health of workers, families and communities: The Canadian context.
36 pages

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Temple, J., Neis, B., Jackson, L., Roseman, S. Romanow, P. & Vincent, C.

(2011 Spring) LeTraville/Work, 67, 121-156.
Living in a Rural Community Is Good for Your Health … Or Is It?
Young Women Talk About Rural Living and Their Emotional and Mental Health

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Jackson, L., Unruh, A. & Donahue, M.

(2011 Spring) Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 30 (1), 1-16.
Hurry up and wait. The experiences of young women in rural Nova Scotia accessing specialized care
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Harrold J and Jackson LA..

Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine (2011 Summer), 16(3):83-8.
Challenges and opportunities to integrating family members of injection drug users into harm reduction efforts within the Atlantic Canadian context
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Lois Jackson, Margaret Dykeman, Jacqueline Gahagan, Jeff Karabanow and Joanne Parker.

International Journal of Drug Policy July 13, 2011 (online version).
 

Publications

2010

Title Author | Publisher | Date
AHPRC Annual Report, 2009-2010
44 pages | + View Introduction

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© 2010 Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC)
Using evidence: Advances and debates in bridging health research and action
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Lyons, R., Ed.

(2010) Using evidence: Advances and debates in bridging health research and action Dalhousie University and UNB, Atlantic Canada Portal, E-print repository. AHPRC ISBN 978-0-7703-8051-9
Book Chapter 2 - Ethical Considerations for the Oral Healthcare of Frail Elders
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McNally ME, Dharamsi S, Bryant R, MacEntee M

M MacEntee, F Muller & C Wyatt (eds) Oral Health Care and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective 2010 Wiley- Blackwell Publishing; ISBN: 978-0-8138-1264-9
Invited commentary
Running away with the facts on food and fatness

1 pages (Chapter)

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Kirk SF, Penney TL, Freedhoff Y.

Public Health Nutrition (2010), 13:147-148 Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/S1368980009992898
Barriers to Optimizing Investments in the Built Environment to Reduce Youth Obesity: Policy-maker Perspectives
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Grant, J.L., MacKay, K.C., Manuel, P.M., & McHugh, T-L. (2010).

Barriers to optimizing investment in the built environment to reduce youth obesity: Policy-maker perspectives. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101(3), 237-40. © Canadian Public Health Association, 2010.
Moving governmental policies beyond a focus on individual lifestyle: some insights from complexity and critical theories
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C. Alvaro, L.A. Jackson, S. Kirk, T.L. McHugh, J. Hughes, A. Chircop and R.F. Lyons

Health Promotion I nternational 2010; doi: 10.1093/heapro/daq052. Published by Oxford University Press.
When people live with multiple chronic diseases: a collaborative approach to an emerging global challenge
256 pages

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Jadad AR, Cabrera A, Martos F, Smith R, Lyons RF

Granada: Andalusian School of Public Health; 2010.
Interventions to change the behaviour of health professionals and the organisation of care to promote weight reduction in overweight and obese people
106 pages

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Flodgren G, Deane K, Dickinson HO, Kirk S, Alberti H, Beyer FR, Brown JG, Penney TL, Summerbell CD, Eccles MP.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD000984. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000984.pub2.
Managing Obesity in Healthcare Settings: Stigma or Support?
4 pages

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Sara F.L. Kirk, Tarra L. Penney.

Obesity and Weight Management, February 2010, 6(1): 21-24. © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. doi:10.1089/owm.2010.0105
The power of relationships: Implications for safer and unsafe practices among injection drug users
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Lois Jackson, Joanne Parker, Margaret Dykeman, Jacqueline Gahagan, Jeff Karabanow

Drugs: education, prevention and policy, June 2010; 17(3): 189–204.
Characterizing the obesogenic environment: the state of the evidence with directions for future research
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S.F.L. Kirk, T.L. Penney and T.-L.F. McHugh

Obesity Reviews, 2010 Feb;11(2):109-17. Epub 2009 Jun 2. © 2009 International Association for the Study of Obesity
Chronic Illness Research: Translating What We Know into What We Do
34 pages (Chapter 8)

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Renée Lyons, Lynn McIntyre, Grace Warner, Celeste Alvaro, Alastair Buchan, Ian Reckless, and Alison Kitson.

(March 2010). Chronic Illness Research: Translating What We Know into What We Do. In D. Kralik (Ed.), B. Paterson (Ed.), V. Coates (Ed.), Translating Chronic Illness Research into Practice (pp. 163-197). © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Caffeine intake during pregnancy, late miscarriage and stillbirth
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Greenwood DC, Alwan N, Boylan S, Cade JE, Charvill J, Chipps C, Cooke MS, Dolby VA, Hay AWM, Kassam S, Kirk SFL, Konje JC, Potdar N, Shires S, Simpson N, Taub N, Thomas JD, Walker J, White KLM, Wild CP

European Journal of Epidemiology, 25:275–280. Published online: 21 March 2010. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
Dalhousie University's Communities of Practice: Part 2. Research Collaborations
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Joanne B Clovis, Debora C. Matthews, Dip Perio, Martha Smith Brillant, Mark Filiaggi, Mary E. McNally, Kathy Russell and Skana Gee

Journal Canadian Dentistry Assoc.;
(April 19, 2010);76:a34.
Examining the implications of dental treatment costs for low-income families
5 pages

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Snow P, and McNally ME

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, (April 22, 2010);76:a28.
The state of obesity management for women giving birth in Atlantic Canada
6 pages

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Kirk SFL, Cramm CL, Price SL, Penney TL, Jarvie L, Power H

Maternal and Child Health Journal,
(May 2010) ;14(3):453-8. Epub 2009 Feb 12. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
Secondary stroke prevention best practice recommendations: exploring barriers for rural family physicians
10 pages

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Warner G, Harrold J, Allen M, Lyons R.

Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. (2010 Fall);15(4):143-52.
The influence of industry on dental education
11 pages

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Gillis M, McNally ME,

Journal of Dental Education
(August 8, 2010); 74:1095-1105.
Use and cost of health services among overweight and obese Canadian children
7 pages

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Stefan Kuhle, Sara Kirk, Arto Ohinmaa, Yutaka Yasui, Alexander C. Allen & Paul J. Veugelers

International Journal of Pediatric Obesity (2010), Early Online, 1–7. Posted online September 27, 2010. doi:10.3109/17477166.2010.486834
Conservation of resources theory and research use in health systems
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Celeste Alvaro, Renée Lyons, Grace Warner, Stevan E. Hobfoll, Patricia J. Martens, Ronald Labonte and E. RICHARD Brown.

Implementation Science 2010 (20 October 2010), 5:79. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-5-79

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Publications

2009

Title Author | Publisher | Date
AHPRC Annual Report, 2008-2009
29 pages | + View Abstract

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AHPRC

© 2009 Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC)
Research Report: Rural Living and Young Womens Health Jackson, L.,, Unruh, A., Lake, M. & Turner, K.

Report based on findings from a sub-study of 'Women's Health in Rural Communities' Research project. Sub-study: Young rural women's relations in the household and beyond: Implications for health and well-being. 2009
Young rural women's social relations in the household and beyond: Implications for their health and well-being Jackson, L., & Unruh, A.

A research report prepared as part of the 'Women's Health in Rural Communities' research initiative. IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University. 2009
Impact of rural churches on social and spiritual health Unruh, A., Jackson, L. Lake, M. & Turner, K.

A research report prepared as part of the 'Women's Health In Rural Communities' research initiative. IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University. 2009
Latex Hypersensitivity: A Closer Look at Considerations for Dentistry
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Tara Kean, Mary McNally

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 2009, 75(4):279-282.
Disability, chronic illness, and relationship functioning
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Lyons, R., & LaFontaine, J.

In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, 420-423. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Pub. 2009
BMI: a vital sign for patients and health professionals
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Kirk SF, Cramm CL, Price SL, Penney TL, Jarvie L, Power H.

The Canadian Nurse, Jan 2009. Vol. 105, Iss. 1; p. 25.
Exploring women track and field athletes' meanings of muscularity
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Amber D. Mosewich; Adrianne B. Vangool; Kent C. Kowalski; Tara-Leigh F. McHugh

Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 1533-1571, Volume 21, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 99–115
Relation between post-stroke satisfaction with time use, perceived social support and depressive symptoms
7 pages

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Susan E. Doble; Cindy Shearer; Julie Lall-Phillips; Stan Jones

Disability and Rehabilitation, 1464-5165, Volume 31, Issue 6, March 2009, Pages 476 – 483
Six Essential Roles of Health Promotion Research Centres: the Atlantic Canada Experience
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Lynn L. Langille, Sandra J. Crowell and Renée Lyons

Health Promotion International, March 2009. 24(1): 78-87.
Effective Non-clinical Interventions to Prevent and Treat Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Newfoundland and Labrador
38 pages

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Kirk SFL, Bornstein S., Navarro P., & Swanson E.

St. John's, NL: Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR), Memorial University. March 2009.
Policy and Decision Maker Perspectives on Youth Health and the Built Environment: A Summary of the Results of Focus Group Discussions
1 pages

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Grant, Jill L. with Manuel, P. MacKay, K. McHugh, T.

Atlantic Health Promotion Research Network, March 12, 2009.
Creating a Supportive Environment for Living with Stroke in Rural Areas: Two Low-Cost Community-Based Interventions
10 pages

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Joanne M. Newell, Renée Lyons, Ruth Martin-Misener, and Cindy L. Shearer.

Top Stroke Rehabil. 2009 Mar-Apr; 16(2),147-156. © 2009 Thomas Land Publishers, Inc.
Cost and Affordability of a Nutritious Diet in Nova Scotia
Report on 2008 Participatory Food Costing

30 pages

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A project of the Nova Scotia Food Security Network and Mount Saint Vincent University in partnership with community partners, and the Department of Health Promotion and Protection. Principle Investigator Patty Williams

Nova Scotia Participatory Food Security Projects. April 2009. © Mount Saint Vincent University, 2009
Producing diversity in a new urbanism community: Policy and practice
22 pages

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Perrott , K. and Grant, Jill L.

Liverpool University Press, May 2009. Volume 80, Number 3, p. 267-289
Process evaluation of an internet-based resource for weight control: use and views of an obese sample
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McConnon A, Kirk SF, Ransley JK.

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 41, Issue 4, July-August 2009, Pages 261-267
Can peer educators influence healthy eating in people with diabetes? Results of a randomized controlled trial
6 pages

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Cade JE, Kirk SFL, Nelson P, Hollins L, Deakin T, Greenwood DC, Harvey EL

Diabetic Medicine, 2009 Oct;26(10):1048-54.
Invited Book Review - Health Promotion Evaluation Practices in the Americas: Values and Research
1 pages

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Renée F Lyons

POP News, Institue of Population and Public Health, 20, 2-3. October 2009.
Body-related experiences of two young rural Aboriginal women
8 pages

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Tara-Leigh Fleming and Kent C. Kowalski

The Journal of Aboriginal Health , December 2009. Volume 4, Issue 2, Aboriginal Women's Health. p. 44 –51.
Does moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood improve mental health? A realist review of 'Moving to Opportunity'
9 pages

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Lois Jackson, Lynn Langille, Renée Lyons, Jean Hughes, Debbie Martin and Viola Winstanley.

Health & Place, 2009 Dec;15(4):961-70. Epub 2009 Apr 9. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.03.003

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2008

Title Author | Publisher | Date
AHPRC Annual Report, 2007-2008
32 pages | + View Abstract

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© 2008 Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC)
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Health promotion research focuses on people taking control over their health and the conditions that influence their health. Good health and wellness is not just about individual lifestyles and choices. It also involves re-orienting systems and structures, families, communities, and even schools and workplaces, toward new roles that support healthy living. In other words, there are many contributing factors impacting the overall health and well-being of Atlantic Canadians.

HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Atlantic Canada: Community Consultations 2007

Kirkland, S., Marshall, C., Dykeman, M., Mugford, G., MacDonald, J., Gahagan, J., Jackson, L., et al.

A publication of the Atlantic Interdisciplinary Research Network for Social and Behavioural Issues in Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2008
Home-based occupational therapy and physiotherapy services

Salmon, N., Warner, G., Creaser,G., Waiwright, G., Townsend, L.

Report prepared for the Nova Scotia Department of Health 2008
Celebrating and connecting
with food

14 pages (Chapter 10 in book)

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Tirone, S., Shepard, B., Turner, N., Jackson, L., Marshall, A. & Donovan, C.

In C. Parrish, S. Solberg & N. Turner (Eds.), Resetting the Kitchen Table: Food Security, Culture, Health and Resilience in Coastal Communities, (pp.145-159). Hauppague, NY: Nova Science Publisher 2008
Building Collaborative Capacity for Research and Influencing Policy: The Rural Communities Impacting Policy Project
10 pages

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Lynn Langille, Isabel Munro, Paula Romanow, Renée Lyons, Arthur Bull, & Patricia Williams

Journal of Rural and Community Development, 2008, 3 (3): 23-55.
A Reader in Canadian Planning: Linking Theory and Practice
421 pages (Editor)

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Grant, Jill L.

Scarborough: Thomson Nelson Academic. 1st Edition. 2008
"Piloting knowledge brokers to promote integrated stroke care in Atlantic Canada."
Evidence in action, acting on evidence: A casebook of health services and policy research knowledge translation stories

3 pages

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Renée Lyons, Grace Warner, Lynn Langille and Stephen J. Phillips

In Insight & Action, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, January 2008 Issue 27
Advances in Health Policy 2007
3 pages

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Renée F. Lyons, Anthony G. Rudd, Celeste Alvaro.

Stroke. January 10, 2008; 39: 264-267.
Understanding physical activity behavior in African American and Caucasian college students: an application of the theory of planned behavior
5 pages

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Blanchard C, Fisher J, Sparling P, Nehl E, Rhodes R, Courneya K, Baker F.

Journal of American College Health. 2008 Jan-Feb;86(1-2):8-15.
Understanding exercise behaviour during home-based cardiac rehabilitation: a theory of planned behaviour perspective
7 pages

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Chris Blanchard

Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 2008 Jan-Feb;86(1-2):8-15.
Young Women in Coastal Newfoundland and Labrador Talk About Their Social Relationships and Health
18 pages
Martin, Debbie and Jackson, Lois

Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 23(1):1719-1726. Spring 2008
Exploring cues to sedentary behaviour as processes of physical activity action control
13 pages

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Ryan E. Rhodes, Chris M. Blanchard and Kai H. Bellows

Psychology of Sport and Exercise. Volume 9, Issue 2, March 2008, Pages 211-224.
Obesity in Tonga: A cross-sectional comparative study of perceptions of body size and beliefs about obesity in lay people and nurses
7 pages

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Kirk, S.F.L., L., Cockbain A., Beazley J.

Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 2, 35-41. March 2008.
Assessing caffeine exposure in pregnant women
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Boylan, S., Cade, J.E., Kirk, S.F.L., L., Greenwood DC, White KL, Shires, S, Simpson NA, Wild CP, Hay AW

British Journal of Nutrition, 2008 Oct;100(4):875-82. Epub 2008 Mar 11.
The challenge of achieving social objectives through mixed use
5 pages (Chapter 6 of Part 2 in book)

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Grant, Jill L.

In T. Haas ed., New Urbanism and Beyond: The future of urban design, Rizzoli International, New York, NY, 86-91. April 2008
Private Drift? Theory and practice in planning the suburbs
(Working Paper)
19 pages

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Grant, Jill L.

School of Planning. School of Planning. April 2008
Researchers and Doctors must work together to manage obesity
1 pages

Kirk, S.F.L.

Doctors Nova Scotia Magazine, 7, 1, p11. April 2008.
Health Systems Utilization of Stroke Research: Overview – Program of Research
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Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC)

April 24, 2008. © Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
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This report outlines the program of research conducted onfour projects that explored how stroke research could be more readily used in health services and policy in Canada. Project 1 created an assessment tool for Canadian stroke researchers so they could improve the translation potential of their work. Project 2 identified lessons learned from implementing an integrated stroke strategy. Project 3 tested a multi-province intervention for facilitating implementation of an integrated stroke strategy in Atlantic Canada. Project 4 examined the rural adaptations used when implementing an integrated stroke strategy.
Cancer Survivors' Adherence to Lifestyle Behavior Recommendations and Associations With Health-Related Quality of Life: Results From the American Cancer Society's SCS-II
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Christopher M. Blanchard, Kerry S. Courneya and Kevin Stein

Journal of Clinical Oncology. Vol 26, No 13 (May 1), 2008: pp. 2198-2204. © 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Toward a more effective approach to stroke: Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care
10 pages

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Lindsay, P., Bayley, M., McDonald, A., Graham, I. D., Warner, G.,, Phillips, S.

Canadian Mediacal Association Journal (CMAJ), May 20, 2008; 178 (11). doi:10.1503/cmaj.071253.
Can Canadian Seniors on Public Pensions Afford a Nutritious Diet?
10 pages

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Rebecca J. Green, Patricia L. Williams, C. Shanthi Johnson, Ilya Blum

Canadian Journal on Aging, University of Toronto Press, May 20, 2008, 27 (1): 69-79.
Do physical activity beliefs differ by age and gender?
11 pages

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Rhodes RE, Blanchard CM, and Blacklock RE.

Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology 2008 Jun;30(3):412-423
Ethnicity and the theory of planned behavior in an exercise context: A mediation and moderation perspective
18 pages

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Chris M. Blanchard, Janet Kupperman, Phillip Sparling, Eric Nehl, Ryan E. Rhodes, Kerry S. Courneya, Frank Baker and Jeffrey C. Rupp

Psychology of Sport and Exercise. Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2008, Pages 527-545.
New urbanism developments in Canada: a survey
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Grant, Jill L. & Bohdanow, S.

Journal of Urbanism, 1(2): 109-127. July 2008.
Knowledge flows around youth: What do they "know" about human and community health?
15 pages (Chapter 4 in book)

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Marshall, A., Jackson, L., Tirone, S., Donovan, C. & Shepard, B. .

In J. Lutz & B. Neis (Eds.) Making and Moving Knowledge: Interdisciplinary and community-based research in a world on the edge, (pp. 139-154). Montreal: McGill-Queen.s University Press. July 9, 2008.
Psychosocial correlates of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength in overweight and obese post-menopausal women: a MONET study
7 pages
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Karelis AD, Fontaine J, Messier V, Messier L, Blanchard C, Rabasa-Lhoret R, Strychar I.

Journal of Sport Sciences. 2008 Jul;26(9):935-40.
Redesigning Canada's Food System
The role of the social economy in rebuilding community food security

5 pages

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Leslie Brown, Liesel Carlsson, Debra E. Reimer & Patty Williams

CSERP Food Security Scan. Making Waves Vol.19 No.3. Autumn 2008.
Evaluating timeframe expectancies in physical activity social cognition: are short- and long-term motives different?
10 pages

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Rhodes RE, Matheson DH, Blanchard CM, and Blacklock RE.

Behavioral Medicine 2008 Fall;34(3):85-93.
Challenging the public realm: gated communities in history
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Grant, Jill L.

School of Planning. School of Planning. September 27, 2008
CSERP Scan of Food Security Research

Mobilization around Food Security within the Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships: A National Scan

33 pages

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Liesel Carlsson, Patty Williams, Leslie Brown, Noreen Millar, Debbie Remer, Annie McKitrick and Aleiz Kay

Social Economy and Sustainability Research Network. Mount Saint Vincent University. September 30, 2008
A Policy Window for Food Security at the Federal Level?
1 pages

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Vogel E, Anderson K, Williams PL, Emrich T

Practice (Dietitians of Canada's newsletter);44:8. Winter 2008.
Privatizing the fringe: patterns of private streets in a slow-growth region
9 pages

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Grant, Jill L. & Carson, L.

Urban Design International, 13(4): 253-262. Winter 2008.
Global Theory and Local Practice in Planning in Halifax: The Seaport Redevelopment
17 pages

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Grant, Jill L. , Holme, R. Pettman, A.

Planning, Practice & Research, 23(4): 517-532. November 2008.
Maternal Caffeine Intake during Pregnancy and Risk of Fetal Growth Restriction: A Large Prospective Observational Study
8 pages

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Boylan, S., Cade, J.E., Dolby, V.A., Greenwood, D.C., Hay, A.W.M., Kirk, S.F.L., Shires, S., Simpson, N., Thomas, J.D., Walker, J., White, K.L.M., Wild, C.P., Potdar, N., Konje, J.C., Taub, N., Charvill, J., Chipps, K.C., Kassam, S., Ghandi, C. and Cooke, M.S

British Medical Journal, 337 (a2332). pp. 1334-1337. November 3, 2008.
Development of a wearable global positioning system device for place and health research
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Rainham D.G., Krewski D., McDowell I., Sawada M., Liekens B.

International Journal of Health Geographics, 7:59. November 25, 2008. doi:10.1186/1476-072X-7-59
New Approaches to the Health Promoting School: Participation in Sustainable Food Systems
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Carlsson L., Williams P.L.

Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 2008; 3(4): 400-417. November 2008.
Book Review - "Design for Ecological Democracy". By R. Hester
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Carlsson L., Grant, J.

MIT Press, Cambridge MA 2006. Planning Theory, 7(3): 325-326. November 2008.
Mediterranean lifestyle should affect health-related quality of life among cancer survivors: In reply
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Stein, K, Blanchard, C.M., Courneya, K.S., & Doyle, D.

Journal of Clincal Oncology, Vol 26, No 36 (December 20), 2008: pp. 6015-6016. © 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2008.20.1871.

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2007

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The Atlantic Provinces: a Have or Have-Not Region for Health Promotion?
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Renée Lyons, Monique Allain, Sandra Crowell, Stacey Wilson-Forsberg, Marlien MacKay, Rick Manuel, Donna Murnaghan, Laraine Poole, Shirley Solberg, Eleanor Swanson, Patricia L. Williams, Doug Willms, and Fiona Chin-Yee.

Health Promotion in Canada - Chapter in "Canadian Portraits" section, 2007. 187-198. Eds. M. O'Neill, S.Dupéré, A Pederson & A Rootman. Toronto; University of Toronto Press. (Also in French.)
Navigating the Road to Success: A Systematic Approach to Preparing Competitive Grant Proposals
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Lynn Langille and Theresa Mackenzie.

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, January 2007, 2:1.
What Does it Cost to Eat Healthy in Your Community?
A Training Guide to Participatory Food Costing

60 pages

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Dr. Patty Williams, Mount Saint Vincent University

February 2007. © 2007, Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Nova Scotia Nutrition Council and Collaborating Family Resource Centres/Projects.
Reader in Canadian Planning: Linking Theory and Practice
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Grant, Jill L.

Scarborough: Thomson Nelson Academic. February 8, 2007
Working Together to Build Food Security in Nova Scotia:
Participatory Food Costing 2004/05

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The Nova Scotia Participatory Food Security Projects of the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Nova Scotia Family Resource Centres/Projects (funded by the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program & Community Action Program for Children), and the Nova Scotia Nutrition Council

March 2007. © Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, 2007
Development and Implementation of the Ontario Stroke System: The Use of Evidence
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Jill I. Cameron, Susan Rappolt, Mary Lewis, Renée Lyons, Grace Warner and Frank Silver

International Journal of Integrated Care, June 2007, 7 (22). © 2007, International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC)
AHPRC 2006-2007 Annual Report
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AHPRC - Sandra Crowell, Managing Director - with input from AHPRC staff

August 2007. © 2007 Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC)
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The Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC) is a vibrant research centre that has played a significant role in building a highly collaborative health promotion research environment in the Atlantic region. The strength of these collaborations has undoubtedly led to our high degree of success – over $18 Million in research funding since 1993. These research funds have enabled us to address important health issues pertinent to Atlantic Canadians.

This annual report has been prepared for the Senate of Dalhousie University. The report provides an overview of the work of AHPRC for the period April 1, 2006 to July 30, 2007. Our activities have centered around three main objectives: research development, capacity building and training and knowledge translation.

The impact of negative moods on self-enhancing cognitions: The role of reflective versus ruminative mood orientations
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McFarland, Cathy; Buehler, Roger; von Rüti, Rebecca; Nguyen, Lewis; Alvaro, Celeste

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Vol 93(5), Nov 2007, 728-750.

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2006

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Indicators for Community Action: Built Environment and Community Health
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Andrew Curran, Jill Grant and Mary Ellen Wood

2006. Journal of Rural and Community Development 2(1): 59-74.
Assessment of Caries Risk in Elderly Patients Using the Cariogram Model
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Alian AY, McNally ME, Fure S, Birkhed D.

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 2006; 72(5):459–63.
An Ounce of prevention: The AHPRC supports homegrown research
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Katie Wallace

Research and Discovery Progress Magazine Vol. 2 No.1 2006
The Oral Health of Seniors in Nova Scotia Policy Scan and Analysis: Synthesis Report
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Seniors Oral Health Collaboration

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Working with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and other key informants, the Seniors Oral Health Collaboration (SOHC) aims to develop policy recommendations and strategies to address the oral health needs of Nova Scotia seniors. Based upon a literature review, key informant interviews, a stakeholder workshop to review the findings of those activities, and a collaborative review of the recommendations with provincial government stakeholders, this synthesis report was developed to assist the Seniors Oral Health Collaboration (SOHC) in furthering their work.

The findings of this policy scan and analysis show that it is imperative that Nova Scotia strives to maintain and/or improve the oral health of seniors throughout the province. Accountability for the provision of dental services is complex, given it is primarily privately funded; however, many seniors are at substantial risk for developing oral infections and an associated deterioration in overall health status because of limited access to oral health care. Similar to the special needs of children, seniors with special needs should have access to effective oral health services. The following recommendations lay the foundation for a framework for action to improve oral health care for Nova Scotia seniors. This framework has potential for including other access-challenged populations within Nova Scotia. These recommendations require the commitment of many different government and non-governmental organizations.

Defining oral health
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Justice in Oral Health Care: Ethical and Educational Perspectives, Welie JVM, editor. Minnesota: Marquette University Press; 2006.
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Oral health is an intrinsic part of overall health. The mouth is part of the digestive and respiratory systems; it is essential to spoken communication and facial expression; in fact, toothaches are among the most severe and hence debilitating kinds of pain that a person can suffer. The economic cost of dental disease is staggering, equaling an annual loss of some 20 million days of work in the US alone. But far more disastrous is the personal cost for those suffering from these conditions. More than 100 million US citizens lack dental insurance. There is widespread consensus that the resultin.

Oral Health
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Encyclopedia on Aging, Rockwood K, editor. New York: Springer Publishing; 2006.
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A Comprehensive Resource on Gerontology and Geriatrics

Since its inception in 1987, The Encyclopedia of Aging has proven to be the definitive resource for scholars and students across the burgeoning and increasingly interdisciplinary fields of gerontology and geriatrics. Like its three esteemed predecessors, the fourth edition contains concise, readable explorations of hundreds of terms, concepts, and issues related to the lives of older adults, as well as timely coverage of the many new programs and services for the elderly.

Building Food Security in Nova Scotia Through Participatory Food Costing: 2004/05 Food Costing Update
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CBC News - Healthy food too pricey for poor: study, June 7, 2006
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This summary report updates those findings with new data from 2004/05. While many positive changes have been made, the new data indicate that there is still collaborative and multi-sectoral work to be done to build food security in Nova Scotia.

Knowledge Translation Planning Tools for Stroke Researchers
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May 2006. Tool for researchers contemplating knowledge translation activities.
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This document, Knowledge Translation Planning Tools for Stroke Researchers, provides a comprehensive overview of factors to consider in developing a Knowledge Translation (KT) strategy. Effective KT is a continuous process which starts during the development of the research project. With this process in mind, the tools in this document are designed for use from the beginning of your research project throughout its duration to help create and implement a comprehensive KT strategy. Project team members should consider the items mentioned in the KT tool in developing a plan for achieving the research project objectives.

Thought About Food?
Understanding the Relationship Between Public Policy and Food Security in Nova Scotia.
A Background Paper & Policy Lens

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Policy Working Group of the Nova Scotia Participatory Food Security Projects

October 2006. © 2006, Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Nova Scotia Nutrition Council and Collaborating Family Resource Centres/Projects.
Can households earning minimum wage in Nova Scotia afford a nutritious diet?
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P.L. Williams, C.P. Johnson, M.L.V. Kratzmann, C.S.J. Johnson, B.J. Anderson, C. Chenhall

November/December 2006, Canadian Journal of Public Health, Vol.97 (6)

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2005

Title Author | Publisher | Date
The Midlife Bulge: Promoting Health in Canada's Expanding Midlife Population
90 pages

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Renée Lyons, Lynn Langille, and Paula Gardner.

© 2005 Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
The Social Sciences & Humanities in Health Research:
A Canadian Snapshot of Fields of Study and Innovative Approaches to Understanding and Addressing Health Issues

146 pages

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AHPRC with financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (2005)
Barodontalgia as a Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms and Findings
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Roland Robichaud & Mary E. McNally

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 2005; 71(1):39–42.
Demystifying Knowledge Translation for Stroke Researchers:
A primer on Theory and Praxis

24 pages

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Renée Lyons and Grace Warner

February 18, 2005. © Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
Thought About Food? A Workbook on Food Security and Influencing Policy
136 pages

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Food Security Projects of the Nova Scotia Nutrition Council and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Dalhousie University

June 2005
Oral health matters: what will it take to leave no seniors behind?
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McNally ME

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 2005 Jul-Aug; 71(7):465–7.

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2004

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A National Environmental Scan of Strategies for Influencing Policy to Build Food Security: Highlights Report
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Nova Scotia Nutrition Council, Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre - Food Security Research Projects

2004
The Struggle to Feed Our Families in Nova Scotia: What does story sharing tell us?
10 pages

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Food Security Projects of the Nova Scotia Nutrition Council and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Dalhousie University

May 2004
Oral Health of Seniors - A Nova Scotia Project
The Silent Epidemic of Oral Disease: Evaluating Continuity of Care and Policies for the Oral Health Care of Seniors

28 pages

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Renée Lyons and Mary McNally

October 2004. © Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre

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2003

Title Author | Publisher | Date
Food Security and Policy - Enhancing the Capacity of Community Groups To Influence Policy
82 pages

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Nova Scotia Nutrition Council, Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre - Food Security Research Projects

May 8-9, 2003, A National Dialogue on Food Security and Policy Proceedings, Calgary, AB.
Partnership Celebration Workshop : Food Security Projects
65 pages

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AHPRC's Food Security Project and Nova Scotia Nutrition Council (NSNC)

June 9, 2003, A Partnership Workshop, the Banook Canoe Club, Dartmouth, NS.
The Struggle to Feed Our Families in Nova Scotia:  What Does Food Costing Tell Us?
4 pages

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Food Security Projects of the Nova Scotia Nutrition Council and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Dalhousie University

September 2003
Painting the Landscape of Rural Nova Scotia
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The Rural Communities Impacting Policy Project (RCIP) - a partnership between the Coastal Communities Network and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre

October 2003
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Canadian Schools - Final Report
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Carolyn Marshall, Michel Joffres, Renée Lyons, Lynn Langille

November 2003, AHPRC and the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Project, © Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, 2003.

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2002

Title Author | Publisher | Date
Participatory Food Security Projects Phase I and II Building food security in Nova Scotia:
Using a participatory process to collect evidence and enhance the capacity of community groups to influence policy

87 pages

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Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Nova Scotia Family Resource Centres/Projects (funded by the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program & Community Action Program for Children) Nova Scotia Nutrition Council

June 2004. © Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre.

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1999

Title Author | Publisher | Date
Guidelines for Preparing Research Proposals: Navigating the Road to Success
28 pages

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Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre and Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health

August 1999

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1998

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Health Promotion Atlantic Newsletter


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Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC) and the Community Health Promotion Network Atlantic (CHPNA)

August 1999

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Presentations

2011

Title Author | Date
The Canadian Public Health Association's 2011 Annual Conference
The Role of Family Members In Safer/unsafe Injection Drug Use Practices Dr. Lois Jackson

(June 19 - 22, 2011). The Canadian Public Health Association's 2011 Annual Conference. Montréal, QC. Oral presentation.
Oral Care In Continuing Care Settings: Collaborating to Improve Policies and Practices Sandra Crowell

(June 19 - 22, 2011). The Canadian Public Health Association's 2011 Annual Conference. Montréal, QC. Oral presentation.
Assessing the Perceived Importance and Prevalence of Organizational Resources for Research Use in Health Systems Dr. Celeste Alvaro, Dr. Renee Lyons, Dr. Grace Warner, Iona Worden-Driscoll, Danielle Poulos

(June 19 - 22, 2011). The Canadian Public Health Association's 2011 Annual Conference. Montréal, QC. Oral presentation.
Exploring How Adolescent Girls Perceive Key Characteristics of Their Neighbourhood as Affecting Their Stress Josee Laplame

(June 19 - 22, 2011). The Canadian Public Health Association's 2011 Annual Conference. Montréal, QC. Poster presentation.
Canadian Assoc Health Services and Policy Research Conference
Filling the Gaps: Advancing health policy and services to improve the oral health of dependent older adults


Mary McNally, Debora Matthews, Sandra Crowell

(May 9-12, 2011). Canadian Assoc Health Services and Policy Research Conference - Renewing Federalism, Improving Health Care: Can This Marriage Be Saved?. Halifax, NS. Poster presentation.
Identifying Patient Needs to Inform Care and Policies related to Complex Chronic Disease
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Dr. Celeste Alvaro, Kerry Kuluski, Alexis Schaink, and Renee Lyons and Robert Bernstein

(May 9-12, 2011). Canadian Assoc Health Services and Policy Research Conference - Renewing Federalism, Improving Health Care: Can This Marriage Be Saved?. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
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Individuals with complex chronic disease (CCD) experience compromised access to care, adverse health outcomes, and social vulnerabilities. Care of CCD requires substantial health system resources. However, CCD patient needs remain poorly understood. This study examines the characteristics of CCD patients to inform care and policies related to CCD. A conceptual framework outlining constructs associated with CCD (i.e., physical health, social health, mental health, socio-demographics, health experiences and outcomes) was developed following a literature review and expert consultation. Following an initial examination of existing patient databases, our research team has initiated a patient needs assessment at Bridgepoint Health, a hospital with a natural cluster of ethnically diverse complex continuing care and rehabilitation patients in Toronto, Canada. The needs assessment consists of semi-structured interviews with Bridgepoint Health patients (anticipated N = 150) to examine socio-demography, medical history, and health care experiences in the context of the conceptual framework described above. When available, data within existing databases that reflected the relevant constructs associated with CCD permitted a preliminary classification of CCD patients at Bridgepoint Health. To further develop our understanding of CCD patient care needs, a preliminary analysis of semi-structured interviews will be presented. In particular, we will patient needs associated with physical health, social health, mental health, socio-demographics, health experiences, and outcomes as related to complex continuing care and complex rehabilitation of CCD patients. Understanding CCD populations is critical to the allocation of resources required to ameliorate poor individual and health system outcomes. The needs assessment will provide the foundation for the development of tailored interventions that may show promise in complex continuing care and complex rehabilitation; ultimately, improving health outcomes for CCD patients.
 

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2010

Title Author | Date
Ethics in an aging society: Exploring influences and values on personal care practices in the provision of oral health care for frail dependent elders Mary McNally, Lanoix M, Crowell S, Clovis J, MacEntee M, McNeil K.

(September 2010). 14th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference - Philosophizing Social Justice in Nursing. Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
A Tale of Two Scenes: Civic Capital and Retaining Musical Talent in Toronto and Halifax
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Hracs, B., Grant, J., Haggett, J., Morton, J

(May 7, 2010). ISRN 12th Annual Conference. Toronto, ON. Oral presentation.
How much and where? Using actimetry and global positioning systems (GPS) to asess the relationship between physical activity and the built environment Rainham, D., Blanchard, C., Chircop, A., Dummer, T., Kirk, S. & Rehman, L.

(June 2010). Canadian Health Association Centennial Conference. Toronto, ON. Paper presentation.
20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion
Settings Research in Low Resource Environments: Innovations in Knowledge Development and its Use
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C. Alvaro, R. Lyons, L. Jackson, C.L. Shearer, S. Bornstein & D.A. Murnaghan

(June 11-15, 2010). 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Geneva, Switzerland. Oral presentation.
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General description: There is a clear need to develop and use evidence in the implementation of health promotion interventions within schools, workplaces and communities. However, in low resource settings and regions, there are a number of challenges:
  1. unique issues within these settings that require research;
  2. fewer resources to conduct research than in higher resource areas; and
  3. relatively few resources (together with resistance in many cases) to support the needed interventions.
In other words, the 'context' for health promotion intervention research is very different when operating within low resource regions. This session will examine some critical questions related to health promotion research and use in a low resource area in Eastern Canada: What research has been needed to understand settings (schools, workplaces and communities) and needed improvements in low resource environments? What is required to develop and support policies that level the playing field between low resource and other regions of the country? Change processes such as knowledge translation require resources. What insight does the knowledge translation literature offer concerning research use for settings in resource challenged environments? Are our experiences in Atlantic Canada comparable to other regions worldwide? Four examples of settings research are provided from a Canadian Institutes of Health funded Centre for Research Development - The Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research together with analyses about lessons learned across the projects.

Objectives: The objective of the symposium is to highlight knowledge translation challenges for health promotion research in low resource settings using examples within the context of schools, workplaces and communities.

Name of moderator and discussant: Moderator: Dr. Celeste Alvaro and Discussant: Dr. Renee Lyons

1st Paper Presented: The Low Resource Divide and Best Practices in School Health

2nd Paper Presented: Environmentally linked disparities in Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition

3rd Paper Presented: Research in Occupational Health and Safety: The Challenge of Low-Resource Environments

4th Paper Presented: Employment-Related Mobility (ERM) in Low-Resource Areas: Implications for the Health of Workers, Families and Communities

Individual papers presented as part of the Symposium
The Low Resource Divide and Best Practices in School Health

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D.A. Murnaghan, B.L. Bell & T. Herrell

(June 11-15, 2010). 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Geneva, Switzerland. Oral presentation.
Environmentally linked disparities in Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition

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C.L. Shearer, J. Grant, R. Lyons, M. Arthur, C. Blanchard, A. Chircop, T. Dummer, S. Kirk, P. Manuel, L. Parker, R. Pitter, D. Rainham, L. Rehman, & C. Shields

(June 11-15, 2010). 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Geneva, Switzerland. Oral presentation.
Research in Occupational Health and Safety: The Challenge of Low-Resource Environments

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S. Bornstein and B. Neis

(June 11-15, 2010). 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Geneva, Switzerland. Oral presentation.
Employment-Related Mobility (ERM) in Low-Resource Areas: Implications for the Health of Workers, Families and Communities

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P. Romanow, C. Vincent, D. Walsh, J. Temple, L. Jackson & B. Neiss

(June 11-15, 2010). 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Geneva, Switzerland. Oral presentation.

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Presentations

2009

Title Author | Date
Our Changing World: Promoting Health in an Obesogenic Environment Kirk, S.

(January 2009). Memorial University of Newfoundland, Community Health and Humanities People's Health Matters Seminar Series, St. Johns, NL. Oral presentation.
Knowledge translation: Reaching hard to reach populations: From Atlantic Canada to Oxford and Back Again Lyons, R.

(January 2009). Canadian Cancer Society, Victoria, BC. Oral presentation.
Promoting health among families facing difficult circumstances: the challenges of food insecurity and obesity Kirk, S.

(February 2009). Public Health Agency of Canada Atlantic CAPC/CPNP Think Tank on Obesity, Mental Health and Injury Prevention. Invited presentation.
Chronic disease care in rural and remote regions: a case study. Lyons, R.

(February 2009). Best Brain Consultation: Improving access to Knowledge translation: Reaching hard to reach populations: From Atlantic Canada to Oxford and Back Again healthcare in rural and remote regions. CIHR, HSPR, Saskhealth, and Sask. Health Research Foundation. Regina, Saskatchewan. Oral presentation.
Women in the Sex Industry: Key Health Issues Jackson, L.

(February 11, 2009). IWK Grand Rounds. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Halifax, NS. Invited presentation.
A Snapshot of Canadian Research in Oral Health Disparities – Preliminary Findings McNally M.E., Cooney P.

(March 2009). Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. Vancouver, BC. Invited presentation.
Promoting health among families facing difficult circumstances: the challenges of food insecurity and obesity Williams, P.L. and Kirk, S.

(March 25, 2009). Public Health Agency of Canada Atlantic CAPC/CPNP Think Tank on Obesity, Mental Health and Injury Prevention. Public Health Agency of Canada, Atlantic Region. Halifax. Invited presentation.
Optimizing Investments in the Built Environment to Reduce Youth Obesity Lyons, R., Grant, J. and Arthur, M.

(May 10, 2009). Built Environment Researcher Interaction Workshop. Calgary, AB. Oral presentation.
Oral health care and dementia


McNally M.E., Cooney P.

(June 2009). CIHR-IA and NS Centre on Aging - 2009 Summer Program on Aging. White Point Resort, Nova Scotia. Panel presentation.
Optimizing Investments in the Built Environment to Reduce Youth Obesity: Methodological Dilemmas and Approaches

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Grant, J., Lyons, R., Arthur, M., Blanchard, C., Chircop, A., Dummer, T., Flannery, M., Kirk, S., Manuel, P., McHugh T., Parker, L., Pitter, R., Rainham, D., Rehman, L., Shearer, C., & Shields, C.

(June 2009). 7th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods. Washington, DC. Poster presentation.
Hey Look! Youths' photographs and their families' narratives provide insight into the complex relationship of the built environment and youth obesity in Nova Scotia Chircop, A., Rehman, L., Lyons, R., Grant, J., Flannery, M., Kirk, S., Manuel, P. Pitter, R., Shearer, C., & Shields, C.

(October 2009). Qualitative Health Research Conference. Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
"Kids don't go outside anymore for whatever reason": Exploring perceptions of youth safety as a constraint to play Chircop, A., Rehman, L., Lyons, R., Grant, J., Flannery, M., Kirk, S., Manuel, P. Pitter, R., Shearer, C., & Shields, C.

(October 2009). Recreation Nova Scotia Annual Conference and Trade Show. Oak Island, NS. Oral presentation.

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2008

Title Author | Date
A randomized trial of physical activity advice provided by general practitioners Spence, J.C., Blanchard, C.M., Wild, C., Courneya, K.S., & Cave, A.

(2008). The Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology. Canmore, AB. Oral presentation.
Factors that predict physical activity behaviors in patients with cardiac disease three months following cardiac rehabilitation Ferrier, S., & Blanchard, C.M.

(2008). The Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology. Canmore, AB. Oral presentation.
The role of barrier self-efficacy and outcome expectations in explaining physical activity in people living with multiple sclerosis Blanchard, C.M. & Dunlop, N.

(2008). North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Niagara Falls, ON. Oral presentation.
Understanding exercise behavior during home-based cardiac rehabilitation: A theory of planned behavior perspective Blanchard, C.M., McDonnell, L., Reid, B., Morrin, L., Rhodes, R.E., McGannon, K., Spence, J.C., & Edwards, N.

(2008). The Canadian Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON. Oral presentation.
Social cognitive theory correlates of physical activity for women approaching menopause: A MONET study. Perreault, G., & Blanchard, C.M.

(2008). The North American Menopause Society Meeting. Florida, USA. Oral presentation.
The modified godin leisure time exercise questionnaire: A brief measure that cardiac rehabilitation programs should consider! Stratton, D, Blanchard, C.M., Stevenson, R., & Giacomantonio, N.

(2008). The Canadian Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON. Oral presentation.
Task and barrier self-efficacy and physical activity predictors in a home-based cardiac rehabilitation program: Preliminary analyses. McDonnell, L., Blanchard, C.M., Reid, B., Morrin, L., Spence, J.C., Rhodes, R.E., McGannon, K., Edwards, N.

(2008). The Canadian Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON. Oral presentation.
Individual versus group-level effects of task and barrier self-efficacy on physical activity Blanchard, C.M., Nehl, E., Rhodes, R.E., & Baker, F.

(2008). The North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Niagara Falls, ON. Oral presentation.
Explaining poor adherence to 5-A-Day from a theory of planned behavior perspective Blanchard, C.M., Kupperman, J., Sparling, P., Nehl, E., Rhodes, R., Courneya, K., & Baker, F.

(2008). The International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Banff, AB. Oral presentation.
Associations between weight status, physical activity, and quality of life in cancer survivors Blanchard, C.M., Stein, K., & Courneya, K.S.

(2008). The Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Diego, California. Oral presentation.
Lifestyle behaviors and health-related quality of life in cancer survivors: Is there a need to consider cancer site and time since diagnosis? Blanchard, C.M., Stein, K., & Courneya, K.S.

(2008). The Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Diego, California. Oral presentation.
Prediction of leisure-time walking: An integration of social cognitive, perceived environmental, and personality factors Rhodes, R.E., Blanchard, C.M., Plotnikoff, R., & Courneya, K.S.

(2008). Childhood & Adolescent Obesity. Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
Should age and gender be considered when targeting for physical activity promotion? Rhodes, R.E., Blanchard, C.M., & Blacklock, R.

(2008). The Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Diego, California. Oral presentation.
The influence of anxiety and depression on physical activity during home-based cardiac rehabilitation: Preliminary results McDonnell, L., Blanchard, C.M., & Reid, R.

(2008). The Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Diego, California. Oral presentation
Getting Patients to stay active after cardiac rehabilitation: potential strategies Blanchard, C.M.

(2008). The Atlantic Cardiac Rehabilitation Network. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Oral presentation.
Why patients with heart disease aren't exercising: A challenge for healthcare professionals Blanchard, C.M.

(2008). The Atlantic Canada Cardiovascular Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Oral presentation.
Our changing world: exploring the obesogenic environment of Nova Scotia Kirk, S.

(April 2008). Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia Annual Symposium. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Weighty matters in obstetrics and gynaecology Kirk, S.

(April 2008). Dalhousie University/IWK Health Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Day. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
A weight on our minds: obesity in Nova Scotia Kirk, S.

(April 2008). School of Health Administration Excellence in Health lecture series (public lecture). Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Obesity: a growing problem Kirk, S.

(April 2008). College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Nurse Practitioner Education session (telehealth). Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Changing worlds: the impact of our obesogenic environment Kirk, S.

(April 2008). Health Canada Health Portfolio Working Group Learning Event. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Private drift: theory and practice in planning the suburbs in Canada Grant, Jill L.

(April 6-9, 2008). Suburban World conference. Reston VA. Oral presentation.
Is an ethics lens helpful for examining oral health public policy McNally M.E.

(May 2008). Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2008 Scientific Conference and Annual Meeting. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Symposium introduction. Minding the gap. Knowledge translation advances and debates in bridging health research and action Alvaro, C.

(May 2008). Green Templeton College (University of Oxford). Oxford, UK. Oral presentation.
Conservation of Resources Theory and Knowledge Translation: A Canada-US Collaboration Alvaro, C.

(May 2008). The Knowledge Translation Symposium. Oxford University, Oxford, UK. Oral presentation.
Assessing Knowledge Translation: how do we evaluate success? Warner, G.

(May 2008). 2008 CAHSPR Conference. Ontario. Oral presentation.
Promoting evidence-informed decision making by public health nurses: The role of communities of practice Warner, G.

(May 2008). 2nd National Community Health Nurses Conference: Shaping the Future: Practice, Power, Politics-Presented by B. White. Oral presentation.
Health Promotion Research Centres: Supporting Evidence Informed Health System Change S. Crowell, L. Langille, and R. Lyons

(June 2008). Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) Annual Conference. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Maternal weight and the obesogenic environment of Nova Scotia Kirk, S.

(June 2008). Canadian Public Health Association annual conference. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Challenges and benefits of community volunteers in organizational ethics: Reflections of a volunteer chair McNally M.E.

(June 2008). 19th Canadian Bioethics Society Conference. St. John's, NL. Oral presentation.
Developing a Theoretical Basis for Strategies to Increase Knowledge Uptake in Health Systems Warner, G., Alvaro, C. and Lyons, R.

(June 2008). Presented by C. Alvaro. Banff, Alta. Poster presentation.
Is the Path to Human Well-being Inevitably Unsustainable? Public Health in Canada: Reducing Health Inequalities through Evidence and Action Rainham D.G.

(June 1-4, 2008). Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Pilot Comparative Personal/Indoor/Outdoor/Urban/Rural Exposure Studies for Ground-Level Ozone (O3) and Fine Respirable Particles Gibson, M.D., Guernsey, J.R., Rainham D.G., Gould, R., Hore, P., Garand, L., Beauchamp, S., Waugh, D., Brook, J.R., McPherson, J., Bryden, B., Maher, R., King., G.

(June 1-4, 2008). Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Social Relationships and Harm Reduction Practices among Injection Drug Users in Nova Scotia Parker, J., Jackson, L., Dykeman, M., Gahagan, J., & Karabanow, J.

(June 2, 2008). Canadian Public Health Association Meetings. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Inequities in responding to HIV and Hepatitis C in Atlantic Canada Kirkland, S., Marshall, C., Dykeman, M., Mugford, G., MacDonald, J., Sketris, I., Jackson, L., Gahagan, J., Peltekian, K., Taylor, S., Dutchyn, T. & Myles, A.

(June 4, 2008). Canadian Public Health Association Conference. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Defining difference: gated developments in Canada and Israel Grant, Jill L. with Rosen, G.

(June 16-19, 2008). 12th Biennial Jerusalem Conference on Canadian Studies. Jerusalem, Israel. Oral presentation.
Developing a Theoretical Basis for Strategies to Increase Knowledge Uptake in Health Systems Alvaro, C., Lyons, R., and Warner, G.

(June 9-11, 2008). KT 2008: Forum for the Future. Banff, AB. Poster presentation.
Knowledge Translation: How to Get Your Research to the People to Whom it Matters Most Matthews D., McNally M.E., Crowell, S.

(July 2008). International Association of Dental Research. Toronto, ON. Oral presentation.
Introducing caries risk assessment for a teaching clinic Kennedy N., McNally M.E., Matthews D.

(July 2008). International Association of Dental Research. Toronto, ON. Oral presentation.
NSHRF Capacity Building Program – a success story in the field or oral health research McNally M.E., Matthews D.C.

(July 2008). Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Board Meeting. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Who will live here? Producing diversity in theory and practice Grant, Jill L. with Perrott, K.

(July 6-10, 2008). Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference. Chicago, USA. Oral presentation.
Theory and practice in planning the suburbs Grant, Jill L. with Perrott, K., Ivanic, E.

(July 13-16, 2008). Canadian Institute of Planners Conference. Winnipeg, MB. Oral presentation.
Obesity Research: Progress Towards Innovative Prevention and Treatment Strategies Kirk, S.

(September 2008). Research Encounters event on obesity management and prevention. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Optimizing investments in the built environment to reduce youth obesity

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(October 2008). Childhood and Adolescent Obesity 2008 Conference. Vancouver, BC. Poster presentation.
Canadian Clinical Preventive Guidelines for newly arriving immigrants and refugees Pottie K., McNally M.E.

(October 2008). Canadian Conference on International Health. Ottawa, ON. Oral presentation.
Social Relationships and Harm Reduction Practices among Injection Drug Users in Nova Scotia: Some Preliminary Findings Jackson, L., Parker, J., Dykeman, M., Gahagan, J., & Karabanow, J.

(October 2008). 1st Annual Conference, Centre for Addictions Research at Dalhousie University (CARD). Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Youth health and the built environment: What can planners do? Grant, J., Lyons, R. & Manuel, P.

(October 2008). Atlantic Planners Institute Conference. Charlottetown, PE. Poster presentation.
Promoting Health in an Obesogenic Environment: Does PT Matter? Kirk, S.

(October 2008). Physiotherapy Matters seminar series. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Reflecting on the link between ethics, theory and practice Lyons, R.

(October 2008). New Directions in Population Health Heath: Theory, Ethics and Practice, Canadian Population Health Annual Conference. Regina, SK. Invited panel discussion.
Connecting for Food Security: Current Research Williams, P.L.

(October 16, 2008). Food Security Action Network Community Food Security Conference. L'Univérsité de Moncton, Moncton, NB. Invited Keynote address).
The Place of Occupations Rainham D.G.

(October 16, 2008). Occupational Therapy (Occu 2000): Occupation and Daily Life. Faculty of Health Professions. Halifax, NS. Invited Lecture.
Health and the Built Environment Grant, Jill L.

(October 22, 2008). Atlantic Planners Institute conference. Charlottetown, PE. Professional development workshop for planners.
Context in Research on Place and Health Rainham D.G.

(October 22, 2008). Occupational and Environmental Health (CHE 6001). Community Health and Epidemiology Department, Faculty of Medicine. Halifax, NS. Invited Lecture.
Your health and the built environment: what can planners do? MacKay, K., Grant, Jill L. & Manuel, P.

(October 22, 2008). Atlantic Planners Institute conference. Charlottetown, PE. Oral presentation.
Promoting Health in an Obesogenic Environment: Does PT Matter? Kirk, S.

(November 2008). Physiotherapy Matters seminar series, Dalhousie University. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Obesity Management: Plugging the Gap Between Evidence and Practice Kirk, S.

(November 2008). IWK Interdisciplinary Research conference.Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
"Striving to maintain an even keel" the challenge of promoting maternal and infant health in an obesogenic environment Kirk, S.

(November 2008). Reproductive Care Program annual conference. Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
The Art and Science of KT Alvaro, C.

(November 20, 2008). Health Promotion Research Methods (HPRO 4100), Dalhousie University. Halifax, NS. Guest Lecture for course.

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2007

Title Author | Publisher | Date
From Research to Policy: Experiences of the Nova Scotia Seniors' Oral Health Collaboration McNally, M. and Crowell, S.

(May 3, 2007). 19th Annual Meeting of Special Care Dentistry Association. "The Aging of Special Needs Populations", Denver, Colorado. Symposium.
Value-Added Research Partnerships Lyons, R.

(June 2007). ICE Summer Learning Forum, Saskatoon, SK. Oral presentation.
Beyond Dissemination: Assessing and Enhancing Capacity for Research Utilization in Health Systems and Policy - Project Overview and Preliminary Findings. Alvaro, C.

(June 11-12, 2007). 19th Meeting of the Manitoban Need to Know Team, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. Oral presentation.
 
19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education
Assessment and Action for Healthy Settings Lyons, R., Walker, S., Bornstein, S., Jackson, L., Murnaghan, D., Neis, B., Wilms, D., Meagher-Stewart, D. and McIntyre, L.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
Building Collaborative Capacity for Using Research in Public Policy: The Rural Communities Impacting Policy Project
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Langille, L., Munro, I., Romanow, P., Lyons, R., and Bull, A.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
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Policies related to rural health and sustainability have not kept pace with the economic and social changes that are rapidly taking place in rural Canada. Capacity building, a concept central to health promotion, is being advanced at federal and local levels as a means of facilitating the participation of rural communities and organizations in public policy processes. However, it is unclear whether the reality of capacity building meets the rhetoric of capacity building in rural development initiatives.

The goal of the Rural Communities Impacting Policy (RCIP) Project was to increase the capacity of rural communities and organizations in Nova Scotia to access and use social science research in order to influence and develop public policy. A capacity building framework, based on the literature in health promotion and public health, was applied to the outcome evaluation of the RICP Project (2000-2006).

Evaluation methods included focus groups, a web survey, and document review. Results indicated that Project participants increased their capacity for civic engagement in policy processes through technical assistance, training and networking. Positive internal relationships were strengthened through the creation of an inclusive culture, shared decision-making and reflection/analysis. Positive external relationships were strengthened through linkages with other stakeholders, use of a variety of types of communication and consultation, and leveraging project resources.

The analysis resulted in recommendations for evaluating capacity building initiatives that focus on rural development and policy processes, with implications for health promotion policy and action.
Canada Centres for Research Development: Improving Health in the Context of Social and Physical Environments Lyons, R.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
Creating a Supportive Environment for Persons with Chronic Disease and Their Caregivers in Rural Communities: Two Low Cost Interventions
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Newell, J. and Lyons, R.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conferenc on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
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With the growing burden of chronic illness affecting aging populations, rural health systems are faced with unique challenges to support and promote health in their communities. The Yarmouth Stroke Project was a five year initiative to improve healthcare services for stroke survivors in rural Nova Scotia. A needs assessment indicated a lack of support to self-manage stroke during community re-integration.

The needs reported by stroke survivors and their caregivers included informational and emotional support. A logic model approach was used to frame program planning and two low cost interventions were designed to address these needs.

The first intervention, designed to address informational needs, was a Community Resource Guide. Often only generic information is available to stroke survivors, whereas specific information is required in order to access resources. The Guide provided a detailed inventory of services (e.g., meal delivery) available in the community including accessibility and contact information, enabling stroke survivors to access community-specific information when a need arose.

The second intervention, designed to address emotional support needs, consisted of a collection of narratives. The stories described the experiences of individuals and families who suffered from stroke and offered practical knowledge as well as messages of hope. The collection of stories was published through a variety of avenues to transfer knowledge to a wider population of stroke survivors, health care professionals, and the public at large.

The resource guide and collection of stories represent two low cost strategies for creating supportive environments for people with chronic illness in rural settings.
Evidence Informed Health Promotion: What is the Role of Knowledge Translation? Lyons, R.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Debate and Dialogue Session.
Moving to Opportunity: A Realist Review of Evaluations of the Health Effects of Moving from a High Poverty to a Low Poverty Neighbourhood
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Winstanley, V. and Jackson, L.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
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Main Objective:
There is growing evidence that where one lives shapes health (eg. physical, social, and emotional health), and that there is a need to attend to 'place' as a key determinant of health. The main objective of this study is to review the existing literature (grey and published) that evaluates the effectiveness of a multi-site U.S. federal housing intervention, 'Moving to Opportunity (MTO)'. This experimental intervention (i.e. control, comparison and experimental groups) involved moving 860 families from high poverty to low poverty neighbourhoods. The key reasoning behind the intervention was that moving to a lower poverty neighbourhood would result in better outcomes, including improved health.

Methods:
The "Realist Review" (RR) framework seeks to uncover what works, for whom, and in what contexts, and is essentially an explanatory framework. We are using RR to understand the multiple theoretical constructs that underlie the MTO intervention, as well as the particular contexts that are related to health and health-related outcomes. Ongoing participation of community collaborators in this systematic review is a key part of the methodology.

Results:
Key mechanisms (eg. decreased violence in the experimental neighbourhood) that appear to be related to health outcomes will be discussed, as will the linkages between a move to a new neighbourhood and health for different groups, e.g.youth/adult. Preliminary findings indicate that there is disparity in outcomes among such groups. This review highlights the fact that one cannot assume homogenous effects when implementing health promotion interventions, and that evaluations need to be cognizant of the differential impacts of interventions among diverse populations.
Providing Clarity for Action in Creating Supportive Environments
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Walker, S. and Lyons, R.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
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The Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research is a collaboration of health research centres at four universities in eastern Canada, each with focus on settings and health: Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Dalhousie University (communities), SafetyNet, NFLD and Lab. Ctre. for Applied Health Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland (workplaces), Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy, University of New Brunswick (settings-related data development/schools) and the PEI Health Research Institute, University of Prince Edward Island.(schools).

The Centres collaborate on research projects relating to diagnostic methods for assessing settings to improve health. This presentation focuses on a unique 4-province community of practice, the research we have developed, the collaborative paper on environmental diagnostics, and the post-doctoral training program.

We discuss challenges in research development and knowledge translation in a low resource region with geographical dispersed partners.
Open Wide! Examining Public Policy and Acting on the Silent Issue of Seniors' Oral Health
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Crowell, S., McNally, M. and Lyons, R.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
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Oral health is an important, but often overlooked public health issue. Oral health has a substantive impact on overall health, yet Canadian seniors do not always have access to appropriate dental care. The reasons may include impaired mobility, unavailability of dental professionals, or simply lack of transportation to a dental office. The cost of oral care services is also a barrier to care. In Canada, dentistry is not provided as part of the public health care system. Rural, low income, physically, or mentally challenged seniors are particularly vulnerable when it comes to oral health care access.

In 2004, Dalhousie University researchers completed the only oral health project ever funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. This project examined the key components of a health services model, based on continuity of care, which would improve the oral health status of seniors. From this project emerged a group of 14 Nova Scotia stakeholders committed to further work on seniors' oral health. This collaboration of researchers, educators, policy makers, dental associations, long term care facilities and seniors' organizations, formed the "Seniors Oral Health Collaboration".

The Collaboration recently completed a policy scan/analysis of provincial, national and international policies affecting the oral health of seniors. Data were collected through internet/library searches and telephone interviews with 39 key informants. A workshop with 30 stakeholders finalized the recommendations for governments, dental professionals, educators and seniors' organizations. We will discuss these recommendations and how they have laid the groundwork for further collaborative research, policy and action to improve the oral health of seniors.
Overcoming Fear of Resource Loss: Enabling Health Systems Transformation Through the Use of Research Evidence
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(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
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Re-orienting health systems to become more health promoting requires expanded use of research evidence. Barriers to adapting evidence for use loom large, particularly for low resourced health systems, often in places with greater health disparities. Theoretical approaches to understanding research utilization are needed.

This CIHR-funded research considers knowledge translation from a Conservation of Resources (COR) Theory (Hobfoll, 1989;1998) perspective to gain insight on how organizational resources affect health systems capacity to use evidence. A multiple-case study validation of the COR-KT model, through a document review and key informant interviews, examined cases representing differing research projects and levels of research use within Atlantic Canada.

Consistent with an earlier literature review and pilot study, a cross-case analysis reveals four categories of organizational resources: organizational culture, human resources, economic resources, and situational conditions. Results provide preliminary support for the idea that KT within health systems is, in part, a function of specific organizational resources. Under-resourced health systems fear resource loss and strive to conserve resources. Resources in one domain (e.g., organizational culture, presence of a champion) may often compensate for a lack of resources in another domain (e.g., money). Some resources may be more critical at the early stages (e.g., organizational culture, a champion, staff who are open to change) versus later stages (e.g., money, skilled staff) of implementation.

Implications for enhancing the capacity of low resourced health systems to use evidence and whether operating below specific resource thresholds contributes to a widening "health systems gradient" are considered.
The Land of Honey: The New (False) Promise of Prevention
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Lyons, R. and McIntyre, L.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
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We researchers are all working like "busy bees" researching, publishing, advocating for action on the upstream determinants of health and on strategies for prevention. Yet very few substantive changes have occurred that have lead to the prevention of ill health. What would enable system transformation? Why is this busy work not policy-informing? Is it that we are poor knowledge translators? Who is in charge of acting on the upstream determinants of health and of implementing prevention strategies? Why can't we get an appointment?

Maybe the beehive is where we are meant to work, where the beekeepers put us to keep us busy. They let us out to gather more pollen in the form of research dollars then we fly back to the hive to make more honey and to be even busier. While the beehive is a buzz with activity, the bees aren't always working together. The Queen Bee changes-sometimes she is population health, sometimes public health, other times health promotion. These days the Queen is the social determinants of health. The chronic disease prevention drones keep buzzing away on their strategies.

This paper presents a critique of our research hegemony in health promotion/ disease prevention that stifles system transformation through a lack of clear goals and ends; absence of social activism; entrapment of researchers in the relentless pursuit of more research dollars; and the fact that, to policy makers, the only perceived value of a prevention approach is whether or not it will unburden the health care system.
Using the Research Impact Framework to Assess the Impact of the Yarmouth Stroke Project
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Crowell, S. and Lyons, R.

(June 10-15, 2007). 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, BC. Oral presentation.
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Researchers are increasingly asked to describe the impacts of their research. This can be a challenge, particularly in health promotion where the impact of a research intervention may not become evident for many years. The Research Impact Framework (RIF) was developed by Kuruvilla et al. (2006) as a tool to help researchers consider the impacts of their research.

The RIF was used by researchers at the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Dalhousie University to identify and describe the impacts of a CIHR-funded Community Alliances for Health Research project called "The Yarmouth Stroke Project". This large project, based in southwestern Nova Scotia, spanned 5 years and examined how low resource, rural health systems can be remodeled and sustained in order to enhance the quality of life of persons with chronic health problems.

Using the RIF, the impacts of this research project could be seen in 4 areas. Research-related impacts included theory development about resource-related receptor capacity and further intervention research on stroke integrated care. Policy-related impacts included informing provincial and local strategies related to stroke prevention and treatment. Service-related impacts included the identification of health services required for integrated stroke care. Finally, society-related impacts included information about the challenges faced in reforming rural/low resource systems and insights about community-university alliances as a mechanism for research in these settings.

We discuss the utility of using the RIF as a tool for assessing the impact of intervention research projects in low resource health systems.
 
2nd Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research Conference: Assessment and Action for Healthy Settings
A validation study on the community needs of persons with stroke
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Warner, G. and Lyons, R.

(July 4-6, 2007). Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research (ANPR) Forum 2007; Assessment and Action for Healthy Settings, St. John's, NL. Oral presentation.
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Public health nurses (PHN) are the largest segment of the public health workforce and are at the forefront of the publicly-funded public health system. Improving PHNs' evidence informed decision making (EIDM) will significantly impact public health system capacity to influence individual, community, and population health.

Although nurses in general face several barriers at individual and organizational levels in facilitating EIDM, there are additional challenges to making EIDM a reality for PHNs. Communities of Practice (CoP) could provide a mechanism for PHNs to use EIDM and facilitate innovative practice.

The objectives of this presentation are firstly to, highlight the context of public health in Atlantic Canada, provide a high-level description of PHN practice, and describe EIDM in nursing and the role of CoPs as a knowledge translation strategy. A proposed multiple-case study research methodology will be presented to explore the nature and impact of multiple factors on CoPs and PHNs' EIDM.
Assessment and Action for Healthy Settings
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Warner, G. and Lyons R.

(July 4-6, 2007). Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research (ANPR) Forum 2007; Assessment and Action for Healthy Settings, St. John's, NL. Oral presentation.
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Evidence from several streams of research (health promotion, population-level epidemiological studies; evaluations of settings-level interventions, and studies on place and health ;) indicates that the settings in which we live, learn, work and play are important contexts for health and illness. Tools and processes that assess the health promoting and health-inhibiting characteristics of settings, based on research and tacit evidence, help to provide clarity for action.

This paper will describe a knowledge translation process developed by The Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research (ANPR) to assist researchers and organizations in creating supportive environments in community, workplace and school settings.

The AAHS process includes six elements:

1) Clear communication of goals, principles and assumptions;
2) Participation and engagement of partners and stakeholders;
3) Context definition and boundary setting;
4) Use of a social-ecological approach;
5) Multilevel data collection and analysis, and
6) Formulation of options for action.
Conservation of Resources Theory and Knowledge Translation in Health Systems
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Alvaro, C. and Lyons, R.

(July 4-6, 2007). Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research (ANPR) Forum 2007; Assessment and Action for Healthy Settings, St. John's, NL. Oral presentation.
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Health systems continuously face the stress of maintaining existing policies, practice, and services, while responding to increased calls for accountability and cost-effectiveness. New research evidence creates added stress for health systems because it must be incorporated within existing structures, usually without increased funding and often with decreased funding. We argue that specific resources within health systems are the drivers of knowledge translation (KT) insofar that they create the conditions in which evidence-based health systems change is actualized.

Does the lack of key resources or threat of resource loss decrease receptivity or responsiveness to research evidence by health systems? If so, what are the implications, particularly for low-resource health systems?

In this presentation, we consider the applicability of Conservation of Resources theory (Hobfoll 1989, 1998) to understanding health systems capacity for research utilization. Implications for specific actions to facilitate research uptake within health systems given resource constraints are addressed.
Muddy Waters: The Problem with Random Assignment in a Large Housing Intervention
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Winstanley, V. and Jackson, L.

(July 4-6, 2007). Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research (ANPR) Forum 2007; Assessment and Action for Healthy Settings, St. John's, NL. Oral presentation.
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Objective:
A large-scale, U.S. housing intervention, Moving to Opportunity (MTO), randomly assigned applicants to experimental, comparison and control groups. Experimental group families were offered financial and counselling support to move from high poverty to low poverty neighbourhoods but only 48% were actually able to move. Although reported outcomes have generally been averaged across movers and non-movers, we examine the differences in health outcomes for those in the experimental group who moved and those who did not.

Method:
A systematic review and synthesis of evaluations of MTO experimental group outcomes was conducted using the Realist Review (RR) framework. Evaluations were analyzed for health outcomes within the experimental group which differed for those families who did not move from those who did.

Results:
This presentation will outline the different outcomes for movers and non-movers within the experimental group. As well, some of the challenges that arise from attempts to apply experimental design to social interventions will be discussed.

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2006

Title Author | Publisher | Date
Getting our Act Together in Atlantic Canada: Developing World-Class Integrated Approaches to Chronic Illness & Disability Lyons, R.

(2006). Crossroads Conference 2006. Oral Presentation.
Understanding Knowledge Translation. Walker, G.

(April 2006). Public Health and Knowledge Translation Research Network meeting of Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research, Halifax, NS. Oral Presentation.
Writing a Successful Research Proposal Langille, L.

(May 26, 2006). ARCAUSN Conference, Moncton, NB. Oral Presentation.
Impacts of Social and Physical Environments on Health: Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research Walker, S.

(May 26, 2006). Cape Breton Health Research Symposium. Oral Presentation.
The Affordability of Eating Nutritiously in Nova Scotia: How do Low Income Households Fare? Williams, P.

(May 30, 2006). Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC. Oral Presentation.
Assessing Health Systems' Capacity to use Research Alvaro, C., Warner, G. and Lyons, R.

(May 31, 2006). CHSRF Research Use Weeks. Moncton, NB. Oral Presentation.
Developing an Action Plan to Address the Oral Health Needs of Seniors Mitchell, T., McNally, M., Crowell, S.

(June 2006). International Federation of Dental Hygiene, Toronto, ON. Oral Presentation.
A Study of the Effectiveness of Selected Health Promotion Strategies in Producing Major Health Systems Reform in Chronic Illness Alvaro, C., Warner, G. and Lyons, R.

(June 17, 2006). 5th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference, Esbjerg, Denmark. Oral Presentation.
Doing Knowledge Translation: Road Trips and Tips in Knowledge Utilization Lyons, R.

(August 29, 2006). Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Institute Advisory Board Meeting, Halifax, NS. Oral Presentation.
Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre. Advanced Topics in Applied Research Methods in Health Promotion and Policy Crowell, S., Langille, L.

(September 2006). HPRO 4100 Course, Dalhousie University. Halifax, NS. Lecture
The Nova Scotia Oral Health of Seniors Initiative Creating Pathways to Better Health McNally, M.

(September 20, 2006). Nova Scotia Group IX, NS. Oral Presentation.
Why Don't They Use Our Research?
Conservation of Resources Theory and Its Application to Knowledge Translation in Health Systems
Lyons, R.

(November 17, 2006). Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC.
KT Workshop for Canadian Water Network Lyons, R.

(November 23, 2006). Workshop. Montreal, QC.
Road Trips and Tips for Improving Knowledge Translation in Atlantic Canada
What will it take to achieve the best?
Lyons, R.

(November 24, 2006). IWK Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Halifax, NS. Oral Presentation.

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2005

Title Author | Publisher | Date
Comparing Knowledge Translation (KT) Strategies Used by Two Canadian Provinces to Support the Reorganization of Stroke Care Services. Warner, G.

(2005). International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services (ICSBHS). Oral presentation.
Mobilization on Food Insecurity through Participatory Action Research. Williams, P.

(2005). Dieticians if Canada Annual Assembly. Poster Presentation.
Community University Action Research Can it Work? The RCIP Experience. RCIP Project

(January 2005). ACOA Nova Scotia Vice-President's 3rd Academic Forum on Culture & Development. Oral presentation.
Partnerships for Health Research: Strategies for Collaboration. RCIP Project

(February 2005). International Science Shops Network Conference - "Advancing Science and Society Interactions". Oral presentation.
Community Development Priorities in Nova Scotia: Voices from the Grass Roots. RCIP Project

(March 2005). Partners Forum 2005 - Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Panelist.
Mobilization for Food Security through Participatory Action Research. Williams, P., Barro, K., Johnson, C., MacAulay, R., MacDonald, A., & partners of the Nova Scotia Nutriton Council, Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre Participatory Food Security Projects

(March 4, 2005). Mount Saint Vincent University Research and Scholarship Open House, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Oral presentation.
Relevance and Accountability: Making social science research relevant in the Canadian knowledge economy Langille, L.

(April 6, 2005). Oral presentation.
Capacity Building for Food Security through Mentoring Roberts, S., Vogel, E., & Williams, P.

(April 20, 2005). Nova Scotia Nutritional Council meeting. Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS. Oral presentation.
Rural Issues and the Determinants of Health - Parallels in Current Nova Scotia Research RCIP Project

(May 2005). Cape Breton Health Research. Oral Presentation.
Community-University Partnerships for Health. RCIP Project

(May 2005). The Annual General Meeting of the Eastern Kings Community Health Board. Oral Presentation.
The Secrets to Research Development in a Low Resource, Complex Regions Lyons, R.

(May 27, 2005). CHRC/CIHR/NSHRF's Atlantic Regional Roundtable and Research Forum, Halifax, NS. Oral Presentation.
Community-University Partnerships for Health Langille, L.

(May 31, 2005). Annual General Meeting of the Eastern Kings Community Health Board, NS. Oral Presentation.
Knowledge Translation: Working with Low Resource Health Systems. Lyons, R.

(June 2005). CIHR Summer Institute on Rural and Remote Health, Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador. Oral Presentation.
Rural and Remote Health Research: Rhetoric & Reality. Lyons, R.

(June 2005). CIHR Summer Institute on Rural and Remote Health, Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador. Oral Presentation.
Forging Sustainable Futures for Rural Communities. RCIP Project

(June 2005). Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference. Oral Presentation.
Life after RCIP - Strategic Directions for Coastal Communities Network and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre. RCIP Project

(June 2005). Nova Scotia Rural Team - Team meeting. Oral Presentation.
Recruitment and Retention of Health Professionals in Rural Communities - Rural Research Findings. RCIP Project

(June 2005). Community Health Boards Conference. Oral Presentation.
Applying Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Strategies to Promote Integrated Stroke Care. Warner, G., Philips, S., & Lyons, R.

(June 26-28 2005). Academy Health 2005 Annual Research meeting, Boston, MA. Oral Presentation.
Station Stop - Rural Communities Impacting Policy. RCIP Project

(August 2005). Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe communities. Oral Presentation.
Strategic Communications Moulton, D.

(August 23, 2005). Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities, University of Prince Edward Island. Oral Presentation.
Viewing Data Through an Inclusion Lens. Shookner, M.

(August 23, 2005). Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities, University of Prince Edward Island. Oral Presentation.
Writing Research Proposals Langille, L.

(August 26, 2005). Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities, University of Prince Edward Island. Oral Presentation.
Station Stop - Rural Communities Impacting Policy. RCIP Project

(August 2005). Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities Oral Presentation.
Investigating Healthy and Sustainable Community Development in Nova Scotia - rural Research findings from 2004 and 2005. RCIP Project

(September 2005). Community Development Advisory Group (representing all provincial departments). Oral Presentation.
Community Training and Learning in Nova Scotia. RCIP Project

(September 2005). Nova Scotia Canadian Volunteerism Initiative Conference. Panelist.
Comparing Knowledge Translation Strategies Used by Two Canadian Provinces to Support the Reorganization of Stroke Care Services. Warner, G., Lyons, R., & Philips, S.

(September 19, 2005). The International Conference of the Scientific Basis of Health Services, Montreal, QC. Poster Presentation.
Writing Research Proposals Langille, L.

(September 20, 2005). Workshop sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, St. John's, NL. Oral Presentation.
Health and Well-Being Symposium Lyons, R. and Warner, G.

(September 21, 2005). Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Stroke Network, Quebec City, QC. Oral Presentation.
Data Distribution and Pricing Policy in Nova Scotia. RCIP Project

(October 2005). GeoNOVA Days (sponsored by Service Nova Scotia & Municipal Affairs). Panelist.
Food Insecurity as a Barrier to Healthy Eating in Nova Scotia: A Social Policy Concern. Williams, P. & MacAulay, R.

(October 7, 2005). Taking Action Against Obesity in Nova Scotia: Health Professional Symposium, Halifax, NS. Oral Presentation.
Healthy and Sustainable Futures for Rural Communities: Case Studies of Influencing Policies. RCIP Project

(October 2005). ANPR Fall Forum (sponsored by Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research). Oral Presentation.
Working Together for Ongoing Food Costing: Nova Scotia Participatory Food Security Projects. RCIP Project

(October 3, 2005). Food Costing in Canada Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Health Canada. Oral Presentation.
Building Food Security in Nova Scotia: Participatory Food Security Projects Williams, P., & Johnson, C.

(October 20-22, 2005). Playing on our Strengths - Recreation Nova Scotia's 8th Annual Conference, Wolfville, NS. Oral Presentation.
Oral Health of Seniors: Raising Awareness Through Research, Policy and Practice Crowell, S., Langille, L., Warner, G. and Lyons, R.

(October 20-23, 2005). Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Meeting - "Navigating Aging: Adjusting the Sails to meet the Winds of Change", Halifax, NS. Oral Presentation.
Knowledge Translation and Research: Tips and Tricks from Atlantic Canada Crowell, S., Langille, L., Warner, G. and Lyons, R.

(October 24-26, 2005). 2005 Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research Forum, White Point Beach Resort, NS. Oral Presentation.
Stories of Food Insecurity: Challenges Facing Women Living on Low Incomes in Nova Scotia Moran, S., MacAulay, R., & Williams, P.

(October 24-26, 2005). 2005 Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research Forum, White Point Beach Resort, NS. Oral Presentation.
The Affordability of Eating Nutritiously in Nova Scotia: How do Households Earning Minimum Wage Fare? Williams, P., Johnson, C., Kratzmann, M., Johnson, S., Anderson, B., & Chenhall, C.

(October 24-26, 2005). 2005 Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research Forum, White Point Beach Resort, NS. Oral Presentation.
The Yarmouth Stroke Project
Translating the Knowledge of Individuals with Chronic Disease
Jones, S.

(October 26, 2005). ANPR Forum. Oral Presentation.
Presenting Evidence to Policy Makers: A Comparison of Knowledge Utilization (KU) Strategies Warner, G.

(October 26, 2005). Atlantic Networks for Prevention Research Forum 2005, White Point Beach. Oral Presentation.
A Proposed Model for Ongoing Food Costing in Nova Scotia. Williams, P., MacAulay, R., & Langille, L.

(November 2005). Executive Committee, Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Nova Scotia Department of Health, Halifax, NS. Oral Presentation.
Increasing the Capacity of Rural Communities to Use Research for Policy Change and Development. RCIP Project

(November 2005). People, Places, Policies: Engaging Communities in Policy making - 6th Annual National Forum of the Public Policy and Third Sector Initiative - School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, ON. Oral Presentation.
Rural Communities Impacting Policy Project - Community Training and Tools. Lyons, R.

(November 2005). Celebrating Innovative Communities Conference and Awards. Oral Presentation.
Writing and Winning Grants for Interdisciplinary Research. Lyons, R.

(November 2005). Interdisciplinary PhD lecture Series, Dalhousie University. Oral Presentation.

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