The study addresses the burden of pediatric asthma in BC and the value a short course of oral steroids provides in reducing the acute care burden of asthma. The goal is to implement and evaluate an intervention to reduce the acute care burden of asthma exacerbations.
Influenza is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Canada. Community attack rates range from 10 to 20 percent, but can be more than 50 percent in closed settings such as residential care facilities or schools. In BC, influenza vaccine is provided free to hose at increased risk of severe disease and/or death from influenza infection, including the elderly and people with chronic health conditions. Despite access to free vaccine, adult immunization rates in the eligible population remain too low.
The BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network bridges basic, clinical, population health, and social/behavioural science domains and all target populations of mental health and addictions. It aims to meet the research community’s needs for greater collaboration and partnerships, increased research capacity, enhanced linkages between academic researchers and health authorities, and more nurturing and support for clinician researchers and young investigators.
The BC Child and Youth Health Research Network provides an infrastructure to lead and harmonize the children and youth health research agenda in BC. Through coordinating and leading emergent research, the aim is to develop an evidence base for programs and policies that promote resilience and positive development for children and youth and ultimately improve their health and well-being.
While issues related to the health of women and girls are investigated by researchers across many disciplines and areas, the Women’s Health Research Network (WHRN) is specifically dedicated to expanding focussed women’s health research that will increase the understanding of and capacity for sex and gender-based analyses and for integrating women’s health concerns into other areas of health research.