The BC Environmental and Occupational Health Research Network (BCEOHRN) is a provincial network that creates new efficiencies, partnerships and opportunities in the area of environmental and occupation health research. The network aims to improve the health of people affected by occupational and environmental risks by training, attracting and retaining top quality environmental and occupation health researchers. It aims to remove obstacles that arise from diversity of researcher needs, locations, expertise and topics by increasing common resources and shared opportunities within the environmental and occupation health research community.
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 Network for Aging Research (BCNAR) brings together disciplines, research streams, institutions, community based organizations and health regions with an interest in aging research. The network has four dynamic themes within which it addresses the current needs and challenges of aging research in British Columbia: bridging, knowledge exchange, embracing frontiers and mentoring.
The BC Rural and Remote Health Research Network (BCRRHRN) intends to increase the investigation of issues relevant to improvements in the health of rural and remote communities from biomedical, clinical, health services and population health perspectives. The Network encourages the development of rural health research capacity among multidisciplinary teams, based in the experience and characteristics of rural and remote regions and with an emphasis on creating and nurturing academic-community partnerships.
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.
The Disabilities Health Research Network is an integrated, multidisciplinary, and BC-based network that fosters high quality research to better the lives of Canadians with disability. It promotes research that solves real problems for persons with disability, improves clinical practices of relevance to the health of persons with disability, and leads to improved policies of relevance to persons with disability.
Network Environments for Aboriginal Research BC brings together community-and institutional-based researchers in Aboriginal Health across BC. Its goal is to establish a network of researchers in Aboriginal health driven by, and responsive to, Aboriginal community directives and dedicated to capacity building within the communities themselves.
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.