The BC Ministry of Health has funded researchers at BC interior universities to understand the harmful effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on communities across the province. Three collaborative projects are lead or co-lead by IHLCDP Associates Drs. Brodie Sakakibara, Khalad Hasan, Nelly Oelke, and Donna Kurtz. These funded projects focus on identifying the effects of the pandemic on the mental health and well-being of people living in rural communities, developing telehealth programs that will engage older adults outside urban centres, and building a better understanding of whether new technologies are improving the resiliency of rural health-care practitioners.
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