Embracing Diversity to Achieve Precision and Increase Health Equity aims to inspire a paradigm shift in health research whereby biological, behavioural, social and environmental diversity and structural determinants of health are considered and integrated. This approach will lead to a better understanding of how individuals stay healthy and help develop effective interventions and policies to improve the health of all people in Canada. This funding opportunity emphasizes health equity and inclusion of a diversity of populations who have historically experienced inequitable health outcomes in Canada.
This funding opportunity is led by the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD), along with the co-lead Institutes of Infection and Immunity (III) and Genetics (IG), in collaboration with the Institutes of Aging (IA), Cancer Research (ICR), Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), and the HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBI) Research Initiative; in partnership with Diabetes Canada, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Genome British Columbia (Genome BC), and Génome Québec (GQ); and with the following available applicant partners: Health Canada’s Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion (ONPP) and Food Directorate, and Statistics Canada.
To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply, visit ResearchNet.
NOTE: Additional funding from Genome BC is available for BC led teams as per the funding opportunity.
For more information about Genome BC funding, contact Dr. Chen Wan, Genome BC’s Director of Research and Innovation, Health.