Innovation Strategy: Equipping Canadians – Mental Health Throughout Life: Population Health Intervention Research

Innovation Strategy: Equipping Canadians – Mental Health Throughout Life: Population  Health Intervention Research

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Phase I: Design, Test and Implement (around 18 months)

Innovative Population Health Interventions

  • Address Underlying Factors
  • Design
  • Development
  • Adaptation
  • 15 Projects Funded
  • Focus on Children, Youth and Families to achieve positive mental health 
  • Healthy Conditions
  • Supportive Communities and Schools:  For rural, remote, northern and underserved communities to achieve positive mental health  

The design, development, adaptation and implementation of innovative population health interventions including the development of partnerships 

Phase II: Expanded Implementation, Partnerships and Evaluation (up to 4 years)

Populations

  • Communities in rural, urban, remote and Northern locations
  • Over 100 communities
  • All provinces and territories
  • Over 280,000 program participants
  • Practitioners/professionals/service providers: Over 62,000
  • Policy Makers: 1700
  • Public: Over 1,209,000
  • Total: Approximately 1,555,000

Interventions

  • 9 projects funded

Northern Community-Based Initiatives:

  • Locally developed child and youth mental health and wellness interventions in the North
  • Culturally appropriate programming for Aboriginal children and youth to increase healthy relationships, confidence, sense of belonging and academic success

School based interventions that influence risk and protective factors:

  • Focus on increasing the social and emotional competence of children and youth in a way that enhances existing supports and builds on community strengths

Addressing parenting competencies & family cohesion:

  • Focus on parents and caregivers to develop skills and knowledge to support positive mental health from birth to age 6. Delivered in-home and in the community

Partners

Intersectoral partners such as:

  • Communities
  • Government
  • School Boards
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Universities
  • Public Health Departments
  • Ministry of Education
  • Over 300 organizations
  • Provincial, territorial, municipal or local level

Evaluations

  • Intervention outcomes and processes measured across multiple sites

Expanded implementation and delivery of interventions with partners including evaluation of the population health intervention in several sites

Phase III: Scale up, Knowledge Mobilization and Policy change (Up to 3 years)

Scale up

  • Increase the reach and impact of successful interventions to benefit more people and to foster sustainable policy and program development
  • 4 projects funded

Leverage existing partnerships and programs:

  • Integrate into existing systems and policy

New Opportunities
Engage Policy Makers

  • Increase the likelihood that the results of the program will be applied

Increase the reach and impact of successful interventions to benefit more people and to foster sustainable policy and program development

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