Developing Indigenous Pathways for Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Management
IHLCDP Associates Dr. Donna Kurtz, Ms. Leslie Bryant, and Dr. Charlotte Jones will work with 6 BC Interior Friendship and Métis Centres to blend traditional and western knowledge to optimized health and health equity in holistic, patient-centred diabetes and obesity care.
Finding keys to reducing obesity
IHLCDP Associate, Dr. Sanjoy Ghosh is a biologist and pharmacist leading research at UBC Okanagan on polyunsaturated fats and their role, along with physical inactivity, in increasing rates of obesity and diabetes.
Designing a smoking cessation program for Indigenous dads
IHLCDP Director, Dr. Joan Bottorff and Ms Danielle Wilson are leading a team to develop a smoking cessation program for Indigenous fathers and grandfathers who want to quit smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco.
The ABCs of Assessing Physical Literacy in Older Adults
Dr. Gareth Jones, IHLCDP Associate, wants to foster successful aging by promoting physical literacy in older adults. This project will focus on developing an evidence-based assessment battery to measure and monitor physical literacy in older adults across Canada.
The Virtual Atrial Fibrillation Clinic: Improving Specialty Care Delivery in Rural Communities
IHLCDP Associate Dr. Kathy Rush is addressing the lack specialty (cardiac) care in rural communities shown to reduce emergency department use and improve older adults’ ability to manage Atrial Fibrillation (AF).
Using exercise to fight frailty
Dr. Gareth Jones, Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Science, is leading research on the best ways to reverse frailty, the physiological decline many people experience as they get older.
Supporting mental health in rural communities
Dr. Nelly Oelke, IHLCDP Associate and Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, is leading a program of community-based research focused on improving services and supports for adults 50 and over with mental health concerns in the South Okanagan and Similkameen.