Roads to Research with Elizabeth Hartney

12:00PM to 1:00PM March 6, 2019
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Please join Prof. Elizabeth Hartney for a Roads to Research presentation on her current research projects Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Grant Quarterdeck.


Indigenous Mental Health & Substance Use Leadership Research Planning Initiative

There is a need for effective, appropriate, culturally safe mental wellness and substance use services for Indigenous peoples in British Columbia, based on research evidence. These services  are part of the mandate of the five regional health authorities, the Provincial Health Services Authority, and the First Nations Health Authority. This project was undertaken to conduct initial planning and dissemination for the Centre for Health Leadership and Research to lay the necessary groundwork for developing culturally appropriate health leadership research focused on mental wellness and substance use with Indigenous partners at Royal Roads University. The objectives were engagement with Indigenous and First Nations leaders and communities in British Columbia to build collaborative relationships for the development of culturally appropriate health leadership research, empowerment of Indigenous peoples to fully participate in the research process, from inception through to dissemination, and engagement with multiple health system partners, e.g. First Nations Health Authority, the five regional Health Authorities in British Columbia, and the Provincial Health Services Authority and Ministry of Health, and community partners supporting people with mental health and substance use problems, to develop a plan for Indigenous health leadership research, including scope, priorities, and knowledge translation. To this end, the presenter visited communities across the province and held collaborative dialogue sessions in 2016-2017, and has returned to each community to report back in 2018-2019.


Cookies & coffee will be provided.

Research Services gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the Research Support Fund (RSF) in the development of this initiative. The RSF is administered by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat.