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Community-Based Primary Health Care

A team of researchers across the Atlantic Provinces has received $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to identify crucial gaps in service delivery to children and young people suffering from mental illnesses.

Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Dr. Rick Audas is joined by Dr. Scott Ronis, at the University of New Brunswick’s department of psychology. They will be joined by investigators from Saint Mary’s University and the University of Prince Edward Island.

The team will work closely with government and non-government organizations, as well as with youth and families across the region, to examine services related to autism, eating disorders, conduct disorders, anxiety and depression.

“By examining how youth with these conditions access services and are managed in each of the four Atlantic provinces, we can recommend effective and coordinated approaches to improve health, educational, and social outcomes,” says Ronis.

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the funding as part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Community-Based Primary Health Care initiative.